Karen Connaughton appointed industry talent manager at Bord Bia
11 May 2021
Bord Bia has appointed Karen Connaughton as its new industry talent manager.
In her new role, Connaughton will have responsibility for the Bord Bia Talent Academy, which helps to identify and develop future executive talent for Ireland’s food and drink industry.
Connaughton is returning to Ireland from the UK, where she spent the past five years with Bord Bia, most recently as its market specialist for the dairy, seafood and alcohol sectors.
Connaughton joined Bord Bia through its Marketing Fellowship programme, gaining a masters in international marketing practices at UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School. She holds a BBs in international hotel management from Shannon College of Hotel Management and previously worked in the hospitality sector and with Net Affinity, the hotel booking and digital services company.