Margaret has over 35 years of business experience, she is a director of I.C.E. Group since 1995 and Margaret also owns and manages Pitman Training Centre’s in Galway, Sligo, and Limerick. Margaret holds an MSc. from Smurfit Business School and has professional educational qualifications in Finance, HR, and IT. She has participated as a mentor, business consultant and HR consultant with many organisations over the past 35 years.
I.C.E. Group is a business solutions provider, working in the areas of recruitment, out sourced HR services and training and development. Margaret is responsible for the strategic sales management and direction of the company.
From 1997 to 2007 Margaret served as a member of Seanad Eireann. She has participated as a Board Member of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Galway City Enterprise Board, the National Economic and Social Forum, and Galway City Partnership. Margaret was the last Chairperson of the Western Health Board.
In 2010, Margaret was appointed to the Government’s Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, where she served until 2017. Currently she is a member of the West Regional Skills Forum, and has just recently joined the IBEC Regional Committee for the West of Ireland.
Over the past number of years, Margaret has spoken at National and International events and conferences, speaking on issues such as International Recruitment, Political Issues and Influencing, and Gender Balance. During her tenure as a Government Senator, Margaret addressed the UN in Geneva, in relation to the Status of Women in Ireland.
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