12th January 2017 – IDA Ireland’s Regional Business Development Manager for the South East Region, Anne-Marie Tierney-Le Roux is to take up the role of Head of Regional Business & Relationship Development for the whole of Ireland.
The Kilkenny native took up the position of Regional Manager for the South East in January 2015 with responsibility for counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and South Tipperary.
Before that Anne-Marie was Director of Europe for IDA Ireland where she was responsible for leading European foreign direct investment to Ireland across the European network of offices in Paris, Frankfurt and London.
In July 2007 Anne-Marie opened the Paris offices of IDA Ireland as Director of France & Benelux (Paris) and in September 2009 moved to the role of Director of Europe.
Anne-Marie is a law graduate of University College Dublin, holds an MSc in International Marketing (Glamorgan) and is an Associate Practitioner of the European Chartered Institute of Marketing (London Guildhall). Prior to working with IDA Ireland, Anne-Marie worked for the global consulting practice PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.
Anne-Marie brought strong management, operational and overseas experience to the role. As South East Regional Manager she was tasked with regional marketing to clients and working with global operations teams in winning investments for the South East.
Another key focus in her role was managing existing client relationships, stakeholder engagement in support of winning FDI for the Regions, the influencing agenda on the development of the skills, research and access and infrastructural development required for the Regions to complete for FDI investments and working to ensure that appropriate property solutions are available in the Region for FDI.
“It has been a busy, exciting, interesting and sometimes challenging role,” Anne-Marie says. “I have greatly enjoyed it and am particularly pleased and proud of the level of investment in the Region during my tenure. In my new role I will be working to continue to drive strong levels of investment into regional locations. 52% of jobs announced in IDA client companies in 2016 were outside of Dublin.
The new Head of Regional Development said the highlights for her during her time in the South East was the announcement by West Pharma that it was establishing a new manufacturing operation in Waterford, creating 150 jobs and OPKO/EirGen’s purchase of the first of IDA’s new Advance Technology Buildings in Waterford and extending its operations, creating 200 jobs and also the implementation of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation’s Action Plan for Jobs.
“There is a strong pipeline for the South East, which will see a wider spread of benefit to the Region,” Anne-Marie revealed, adding: “I will continue to work hard, with my successor, to drive investment to the South East. The experience I’ve gained in my role as Regional Manager and the valuable contacts and engagements I’ve made, gives me a good understanding of the Region’s value proposition and what sectors are best attracted here.”