Connacht Hospitality Group Appoints Two New Directors to Drive Strategic Expansion

The Connacht Hospitality Group has announced two new additions to its Board of Directors: Group Operations Director Wayne Neilon and Group Finance Director Brian Lynch.

A Wealth of Experience

Announcing the new appointments, CEO Peter Fitzgerald said:

“I am delighted to welcome both Wayne and Brian to the Board, and they have played a pivotal role in the growth of the Group in the last number of years.

“They both bring a wealth of experience and strong leadership skills and will be instrumental in guiding the Connacht Hospitality Group to new heights.”


Meath native Wayne Neilon has 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, 8 years of which have been with the Connacht Hospitality Group. Wayne oversaw the Group’s success and expansion since 2017 in his role as Group General Manager, placing heavy emphasis on developing the Group’s leadership team. Wayne’s operational experience is complemented by the skills learned in Executive and Strategic Management Programs from Cornell University.

Clare native Brian Lynch holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UG, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, an Alumnus of the Timoney Leadership Institute and is an Executive Business Coach. Brian has been with the group for the last six years and holds a number of board positions including non-executive board positions with Helplink Mental Health based in Galway and New Music Dublin.

Improving and Moving Forward

These appointments coincide with Connacht Hospitality Group’s strategic plan to broaden its footprint and enhance its services. The company is eager to explore new opportunities and grow its presence in both existing and emerging markets, offering a wider range of hospitality experiences to its valued customers.

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Connacht Hospitality Group is a leading hospitality company dedicated to providing exceptional guest experiences. With a diverse portfolio of properties and a commitment to innovation and sustainability, Connacht Hospitality Group continues to set industry standards and expand its presence in the hospitality sector. Visit for more information.