Meet our new chairperson – Dr Jack Golden

Dr Jack Golden was appointed as the new chairperson at the CES AGM in May. He replaces outgoing chair Dan Flinter.

Jack is a Chartered Engineer by background, and has extensive interest and experience in the field of leadership. He was awarded a Ph.D. in International Business Leadership at the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2012.

Jack’s experience includes a range of senior roles in manufacturing industries in Ireland and internationally. In Ireland Jack worked for CRH plc for seventeen years as Group HR Director and Organisation Development Director where his primary focus was on talent management and developing the next generation of leaders for the organisation.

He is President of the European Chamber of Commerce in Ireland and was a Council Member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce from 2004 to 2017. He was a trustee of the Eisenhower Foundation, based in the USA from 2011 to 2015. He is a former member of the Irish government’s Expert Group on Future Skills Needs and is a Fellow of The Irish Academy of Engineering and Engineers Ireland.

We welcome Jack’s appointment as Chair and look forward to working with him over the coming years.  We wish Dan well, and thank him for his guidance and commitment to CES over the past ten years.