OUR PEOPLE

With a strong dynamic team and over 1,200 employees in our hotels,
we have the ability to deliver excellence and scale quickly.

PAUL FITZGERALD

Chief Executive Officer
Cliste Hospitality

  • CEO of Cliste Hospitality since 2017
  • Held Senior Executive roles across Finance, Trading & Operations
  • Senior Manager roles with PWC in UK & Ireland
  • Bachelor of Commerce from UCC & Qualified Chartered Accountant

SEAN O’DRISCOLL

Chief Executive OfficeR
The iNUA Collection

  • Group GM of The iNua Collection since 2016 & CEO since February 2020
  • General Manager at Muckross Park Hotel & The Brehon Hotel – 13 years
  • Member of the Management Committee of the Irish Hotels Federation
  • BA in Hotel & Catering Management

CHRIS AUSTIN

Group Director of Operations

  • Joined Cliste in January 2019
  • Regional Hotel Operations Director, TIFCO Hotel Group – 7 years
  • Director of Operations for The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin & Druids Glen Resort
  • Management Roles in Ashford Castle, Jumeriah group Dubai and Sandy lane Barbados

MICHAEL CULLEN

Group Financial Controller

  • Financial Controller for Bewleys – 8 years
  • Financial Controller for Entertainment Enteprise group
  • Audit Senior at KPMG
  • Diploma in Accounting from DCU & BA in Politics from UCD
BRENDA MURPHY

BRENDA MURPHY

Group Director of Sales, Marketing & Yield

  • Trained with Radisson Edwardian Hotels, London – 4 years
  • Director of Sales & Marketing Radisson Galway – 6 years
  • Director of Sales & Marketing Castlemartyr Resort – 4 years
  • Sales Manager in Radisson St Helen’s, Dublin & The Doyle Collection

DEIRDRE BUCKLEY

Group HR Director

  • HR Manager for Dalata Hotel Group – 7 years
  • HR Business Partner for Barry Group – 2 years
  • BA in Hotel Management & a Diploma in Training & Education
  • Deirdre joined Cliste in 2018 & is responsible for over 1250 employees

EUGENE HARRINGTON

Head of Internal Audit

  • Financial Controller for Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork – 7 years
  • Financial Controller for Kevin O’Leary Motor Group – 10 years
  • Associate member of Institute of Accounting & Certified Public Accountants
  • Responsible for Internal Audit across the group

DAVID JORDAN

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY, RESEARCH & INNOVATION

  • Founder of Auntie Nellies Sweet Shop Franchise
  • Former MD of TLC Confectionery
  • Masters in Business from Munster Technology University
  • BA in Hospitality Management from GMIT

BRIAN BOWLER

REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

  • President of the Irish Hospitality Institute
  • General Manager of the Montenotte Hotel, Cork (5 yrs)
  • General Manager of The Brehon, Killarney (3 years)
  • Graduated from Cornell University in Executive Management

STEFAN MATZ

Group Executive Chef

  • Executive Chef, Ashford Castle – 12 years
  • Michelin Star recipient & Egon Ronay Chef of the year
  • Ran a successful food consultancy business before joining iNua
  • Responsible for the food product development across the group
Susan McIlveen

SUSAN MCILVEEN

Group Learning & Development Manager

  • Learning & Development Manager for Radisson Group – 22 years
  • Experienced Hospitality Management Trainer
  • Cluster Human Resource Manager at Radisson Belfast
  • Responsible for group learning & development strategy
CHRISTIAN SCHMELTER

CHRISTIAN SCHMELTER

GROUP DIRECTOR of CORPORATE & MICE SALES

  • Group Director of Sales, TIFCO Hotel Group – 6 years
  • Sales & Marketing Manager – Dromoland Castle – 2 years
  • BA in Hotel Management with GMIT plus a Diploma in Marketing with NUIG
  • Responsible for Corporate, Meeting, Conference & Events sales 

VERONICA TIMLIN

Project Manager

  • Area / Project Manager with the Wright Group
  • General Manager Arlington Hotel, Louis Fitzgerald Group
  • Owner, The Mayfly Hotel, Co. Mayo
  • Group General Manager / Business Development Haskarl Properties, Ormond Quay Hotel
LIAM MINIHAN GROUP REVENUE MANAGER

LIAM MINIHAN

Group Revenue Manager

  • Revenue Manager, Radisson Galway – 11 years
  • Group Revenue Manager for Carr Golf Group – 2 years
  • BA in Hotel Management with GMIT
  • Responsible for group revenue strategy

EMER HALLAHAN

Group Marketing & ECOMMERCE Manager

  • Group Digital Manager, Net-A-Porter Group, London – 2 years
  • Communication Projects Manager, Kering Group, Paris – 5 years
  • Batchelor of Commerce with University College Cork
  • Responsible for Digital Marketing & online strategy

GERALDINE MCCARTHY

DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL & LEISURE SALES

  • Director of Sales & Marketing – Radisson Blu Limerick – 14 years
  • Sales Executive with Lynch Hotel Group – 6 years
  • Responsible for  contracting International Business
  • Manages our Domestic Group Sales Strategy

Careers
at Cliste

Are you looking to work at Cliste Hospitality?

email your CV to careers@clistehospitality.ie
Or get in touch via our contact page