Board of Directors

The Hodson Bay Group Directors consists of eleven members with comprehensive knowledge and experience in hospitality, travel, property, and media. As the Group is family owned, a strong unity ethos is apparent throughout all hotels. We operate smoothly because of our communication and mutual respect among our staff. We understand a hotel is only as great as its people.

John O’Sullivan

Chairman

Over 20 years experience managing companies and property development
Track record for getting the best out of people
Track record in marketing direct to the customer market

Padraig Sugrue

CEO

Over 20 years in accounting and finance
Heads up the Group strategic planning and operations
Track record in organisation planning and people management

Aidan O’Sullivan

Facilities Director

Over 15 years with the Group, responsible for Property Services and IT infrastructure
Developing the digital marketing platform in conjunction with Sales & Marketing and the IT infrastructure
Responsible for the hotel infrastructure and capital refurbishment projects

Johnny O’Sullivan

Managing Director

Hodson Bay Group

Over 15 years with the Group, oversaw construction, procurement of fit out and opening of Sheraton Athlone Hotel
Currently General Manager of Sheraton Athlone Hotel
Responsible for managing and developing relationship with Starwood

Ciara O’Sullivan

Financial Controller

Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Qualified chartered accountant
Over 10 years experience in the industry and the Group
Business Driver in Hotel – key driver for EBIDTA performance

Garry Walsh

Group Commercial Director

Over 20 years operational & commercial experience executing successful commercial strategies in the FMCG, travel, airline ancillary and digital media sectors.
Responsible for short and long term Group Growth Strategy

Paul Staunton

S. Eng. MIEI

New Properties Director

Over 20 years experience as a chartered engineer
Track record in the management and delivery of complex construction projects
Member of the Institute Engineers of Ireland

Dan Murphy

Managing Director

Galway Bay Hotel

Over 14 years with the Group and General Manager of Galway Bay Hotel
Track record for delivering quality hotel product and achieving key awards for Galway Bay Hotel
Substantial experience attained in senior positions in the industry nationally and internationally

Tim Hayes

Managing Director

Hodson Bay Hotel

Over 10 years with the Group and General Manager of Hodson Bay Hotel
track record in delivering quality hotel product and achieving key awards for Hodson Bay Hotel
Substantial experience attained in senior positions in the industry nationally and internationally

Brendan Allen

Financial Controller

Hodson Bay Group

Over 12 years with the Group
Qualified chartered accountant
Business Driver in Hotel – key driver for EBIDTA performance

Joe Kearney

Financial Controller

Galway Bay Hotel

Over 10 years with the Group
Qualified chartered accountant
Business Driver in Hotel – key driver for EBIDTA performance