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New Appointment to Leading Edge Group Board of Directors

by Joe Aherne

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The Leading Edge Group is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Pat O’Donnell to its Board of Directors as Director of Operational Excellence. Pat, who hails from Galway has a background in Industrial Engineering and Information Systems, qualifications in Lean, and a recent Higher Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Technological University of the Shannon.
After spending several years in Australia, Pat moved back to Ireland, working with a wide variety of clients across all business sectors, private & public, to identify and realise savings and improve effectiveness to meet the customer demands.

Pat has worked with the Leading Edge Group as a senior Lean consultant for over 18 years and has been at the forefront of driving positive, sustainable business transformations for our clients, in complex and diverse organizations in Ireland, Europe, and North America.

Leading Edge Group Chairperson, Dave Skelton, commented on the appointment “Pat has been an invaluable member of our team throughout his career with us. His experience and knowledge of both our company and business transformations will bring significant strength to our organization as we continue to build our operations in Europe, North America, and Australasia. I am delighted to see him joining the Board and helping to drive the company forward”

Pat said of his appointment I am delighted to join the board of Leading Edge Group at a time of vast change and challenge. In the past 18 months, the rate of change of business systems has accelerated faster than we could have foreseen. Digitization and Sustainability are two challenges we face that present huge opportunities. I’m really looking forward to assisting the Leading Edge Group to grow and contribute to this changing business environment across all the sectors the company operates in”.

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Joe Aherne

CEO of Leading Edge Group

Joe qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1982. It was a decision that reaped great benefits for Joe, providing him with an international recognized qualification which allowed him to follow in his father and grandfathers’ footsteps who had both worked and lived abroad. Having qualified as a CPA, Joe took up financial positions in the Middle East and UK.

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