FORMER Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been appointed to the Board of Heneghan Strategic Communications.
The Dublin-based pr and lobbying firm also has a consultancy office in Cork.
It provides consultancy in corporate communications, financial communications, public affairs, crisis communications, and digital communications and advises a range of Irish and international organisations across the public and private sectors.
So far in 2021 the company has added MediaCom, Home Plus, ARUP, The Ireland Funds and Joyce’s Supermarkets to its client list.
As of this month, Mr. Kenny who was Taoiseach from 2011 until his retirement in 2017, will serve as a non-executive director to the business where he will provide guidance on its future strategic direction.
“I have known Heneghan Strategic Communications for many years and it is a well-respected, trusted business with a long-standing reputation for excellence in the delivery of strategic communications solutions for its clients,” Mr Kenny said.
“I look forward to supporting a dynamic team with an ambitious vision for the future of the company.”
The firm’s managing director, Nigel Heneghan claimed the appointment will benefit the company’s “future development”.
“We are honoured that the former Taoiseach Enda Kenny has agreed to become a non-executive director of the firm,” he said.
“His insight and vast experience as leader of the Government, along with his experience in promoting international entrepreneurial activity by Irish companies and track record in FDI, will be of benefit as we look to our future development,” he added.
Mr Kenny was Fine Gael leader for 12 years before he stepped down from that role, and the role of Taoiseach, in 2017.
In February 2021, Vincent (Mano) Ryan, brother of the former radio presenter Gerry Ryan - who died in 2010, joined the Board at Heneghan as non-executive Chairman.
A strategic business advisor having previously worked for Changing Worlds and Amdocs, he serves on the Board of a number of emerging Irish software companies.
Eoghan Ó Neachtain, the agency’s Director of Public Affairs, is responsible for public policy and political engagement.