Chamber CEO Tony set to step down after 23 years
FINGAL Dublin Chamber founder and CEO, Tony Lambert is to step down from the Chamber after 23 years.
Tony Lambert was a founding President of the Fingal Dublin Chamber when it started in 1994 and has occupied the role of Chief Executive Officer since 2000.
Speaking on behalf of the Chamber’s Board, President Guy Thompson thanked Tony for his stewardship and his tireless dedication and commitment to the Chamber during the past 23 years.d
‘ The Fingal Dublin Chamber has grown under Tony’s leadership since it started in 1994. From humble beginnings, Tony has made an enormous contribution to the success of Chamber which is now the region’s largest business organisation representing almost 350 members.
‘His passion, energy and drive has positioned the Chamber as the key lobbying group for business in Fingal. Fingal Dublin Chamber is now a vibrant, growing, dynamic and successful chamber and we thank Tony most sincerely for his contribution and wish him the very best in his future projects.’
Paul Reid, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council said: ‘ Tony has made a valuable contribution to business in Fingal over the past 23 years. Like Fingal County Council, the Chamber began in 1994 and both bodies have worked closely together ever since to make Fingal a good place to do business in.
‘ Tony has been extremely passionate in his promotion of Fingal and its businesses and worked extremely hard to grow the membership of the Chamber so it could truly represent the county’s business community. He leaves a wonderful legacy and, on behalf of everybody in Fingal County Council, I would like to wish him the very best in the future.’
Throughout his career as Chamber CEO, Tony has steered the Chamber from economic boom years to keeping it steady during the recessionary years and nurturing it back to growth again.
He consistently delivered a range of high quality business breakfasts and evening networking events.
The highlight of the Chamber calendar is the Fingal Dublin Business Excellence Corporate Responsibility Awards.
The annual awards ceremony showcase Fingal as a centre of business excellence with an opportunity to celebrate innovation, customer services, product development, sustainability and business leadership in the Fingal region.
Tony was a key driver in the joining together of the D15 Chamber with Fingal Dublin Chamber which provided a centralised and more consolidated service for members.
He represented a strong voice for the Chamber at local government level and championed the importance of Dublin Airport as a major economic hub in North Dublin.
Under his direction, Tony positioned the Chamber as one of the largest providers of export document services in the country, offering a special one-stop shop service for a wide range of leading pharma, machinery, food and IT exporting companies.
Tony said: ‘I have decided to step down form my role as Chief Executive of the Fingal Dublin Chamber to pursue other interests including travelling and business consultancy work which I have been putting off due to the exciting and wonderful work with the Chamber.
‘It has been a great honour and privilege to lead the Chamber over the years and to meet and work with so many outstanding, innovative and creative business leaders.’
Fingal Chamber CEO Tony Lambert.