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Tony McKeown appointed new chief executive of Newry Chamber

Tony McKeown.

NEWRY Chamber of Commerce & Trade has appointed Tony McKeown, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

The sales and marketing veteran will take over from Colm Shannon, who will depart the CEO role in August.

Chamber president Emma Mullen-Marmion said Mr McKeown will enter the jobs with a wealth of local, national and international marketing and business experience.

“It is important that the Newry Region is well positioned to recover from COVID-19 and Tony’s skills and experience will help the Chamber work with the local business community to maximise the potential of the area,” she added.

Tony McKeown said he is honoured to be taking on the position.

“The Chamber has played such an important role in helping businesses during the COVID 19 pandemic. Working to ensure their members’ voices were heard and that they received the required support from government,” he said.

“I think Newry is already a great place to live in, work in or visit but there are so many exciting developments planned for the area. It will be fantastic to watch the city evolve through this regeneration programme.”

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