Board of Directors

The Hodson Bay Group Directors consists of twelve 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 25 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

Group Projects & 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

Group Operations Director

Over 15 years with the Group, oversaw construction, procurement of fit out and opening of Sheraton Athlone Hotel.
Currently Hodson Bay Group Operations Directors.
Responsible for managing and developing relationship with Starwood.

Ciara O’Sullivan

Group Corporate Finance Director

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

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.

Dan Murphy

Managing Director

Galway Bay Hotel

Over 20 years with the Group and Managing Director 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.

Garrett McGuinness

Manager Director

Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Over 4years with the Group and Managing Director of the Sheraton Athlone Hotel.
Track record in delivering quality hotel product and achieving key awards for Sheraton Athlone Hotel.
Substantial experience attained in senior positions in the industry nationally and internationally.

Brendan Allen

Financial Controller

Hodson Bay Group

Over 14 years with the Group.
Qualified chartered accountant.
Business Driver in Hotel – key driver for EBIDTA performance.

Liam Sheilds

Financial Controller

Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Qualified chartered accountant
Strong multinational industry experience.
Driver of hotel performance with focus on EBIDTA performance.

Declan Curtis

Managing Director Hyatt Centric Hotel Dublin

Over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry and 2 years as Managing Director of Ireland’s first Hyatt Centric Hotel. Substantial experience attained in senior positions in the industry nationally and internationally. Track record in delivering quality hotel product for Hyatt Centric Dublin Hotel.

Diarmuid McGrath

Financial Controller Hyatt Centric Hotel Dublin

Financial Accountant with 8+ years PQE across a range of industries. Special interest in; Financial Reporting, IFRS, Analysis, budgeting, strategic and financial planning.

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Eoin Mannion

Group HR & Talent Acquisition Manager

Eoin holds Associate CIPD accreditation and a B.Comm in HR. Before joining the Group Eoin spent over 8 years internationally in Abu Dhabi and Beijing working in Education, Recruitment and HR Consultancy.

Aoife Flynn

Financial Controller Galway Bay Hotel

Chartered Accountant with 9+ years PQE with significant audit experience, having spent several years working in a top 10 practice with exposure to various industries. Special interest in Internal control and financial reporting. Aoife has also spent some time working in a multinational environment and has a keen interest in people development and management.