Imelda Henry
Imelda HenryManaging Director

Imelda Henry

Dedicated, result-driven leader with elite political and legal representative experience. A tactful leader credited with combining extensive lobbying and political experience with management, sales and marketing to deliver outstanding results and client satisfaction. Demonstrated fiscal accountability by delivering services on time and within budget. A confident spokesperson dedicated to develop and cultivate industry relationships in highly competitive markets.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Team Management
  • Project Participation
  • Public Speaking
  • Tactful Leader
  • Legislature Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Negotiation

SEANAD EIREANN, Dublin, Ireland, 2011 -2016 imelda-henry-michael-d-higgins

  • Upper House of the Irish Parliament -Fine Gael
  • Elected on Industrial and Commercial panel to Seanad Eireann 2011
  • Appointed by the Taoiseach to the British, Irish Parliamentary Assembly which consisted of 60 politicians across Ireland and UK in order to discuss and resolve common issues
  • Researched parliamentary questions and drafted speeches in response to address what was being proposed
  • Represented constituency through local and national media including newspapers, radio and TV
  • Responded to queries and addressed issues on constituency and organisation basis
  • Negotiated with Ministers of Finance, Justice, Health etc. to lobby the importance of certain political standpoints in order to be granted approval for developments and/or change legislation
  • Articulated policy platforms at meetings with Presidents, Prime Ministers, EU Commissioners and MEPs
  • Member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health, Children and Youth Affairs for five years educating, debating and lobbying important legislative mattersimelda-henry
  • Acted as Cathaoirleach for Seanad Eireann
  • Spokesperson Children and Youth Affairs
  • Nominated by the Vintners Federation of Ireland as their lobbyist and assisted with the designing, developing, implementing and publishing of the Public, Health Alcohol Bill 2016
  • Researched and created the Sale of Alcohol, Good Friday Bill 2016 with the possibility of proposal and introduction into the Constitution of lreland

SLIGO COUNTY COUNCIL, Sligo, Ireland, 2004 -2011hubert-keaney

Elected Member

  • Collaborated closely with other councillors to monitor and improve the infrastructure within the Border, Midland and West region of lreland
  • Designed and proposed funding applications to facilitate with maintaining the development of the region
  • Member of the HSE West, the Border Regional Authority and of the Border, Midlands and Western Assembly

BELLE BOUTIQUE, Sligo, Ireland, 1999 -2003

Managing Director

  • Operated a clothing boutique in Sligo that presented high-quality clothing at affordable prices
  • Managed a diverse team of individuals and provided them with an enthusiastic and positive working environment
  • Coordinated the running of the business to ensure stock was maintained at an acceptable level, finances were recorded accurately and that products were of the highest quality to sell to customers
  • Designed and delivered training to new employees and monitored their progress to ensure the best customer service was delivered
  • Managed and maintained the supplier contact list and sustained supplier relationships through effective communication

BLUE LAGOON (PUB, NIGHTCLUB AND RESTAURANT), Sligo, Ireland, 1993 -1999

General Manager

  • Managed a diverse team of individuals and provided them with an enthusiastic and positive working environment
  • Coordinated the running of the business and updated the necessary documentation including; financial books, stock takes and quality assurance of products
  • Designed and delivered training to new employees and supervised their progress

Additional work experience with Melmee Ltd as Director, Ryanair as Customer Service Agent, Development Capital Corporation as Receptionist and in Royal Hospital Kilmainham as Receptionist

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SLIGO HOSPITAL ONCOLOGY UNIT TRUST (SHOUT), Sligo, Ireland

  • Hosted charity lunches to raise awareness and generate funding for cancer patients in the Sligo/Leitrim areas