Pat McCann, CEO, Dalata Hotel Group
Pat has over fifty years’ experience in the Hotel business. He started in 1969 in Ryan Hotel Group plc before joining Jurys Hotel Group plc in 1989. He joined the Board of Jurys Hotel Group plc in 1994. In 1998 he was appointed Chief Executive Designate of Jurys and assumed the role of Chief Executive in 2000. He retired from Jurys Doyle in 2006 and founded Dalata Hotel Group in 2007. Dalata listed on the Dublin and London stock exchange in 2014. Dalata Hotel Group plc is now the largest Hotel Group ever to exist in Ireland, with the two largest Hotel brands ever to exist in Ireland. Dalata currently has 44 Hotels in operation with 9200 bedrooms and 13 Hotels under construction with 3300 bedrooms. Pre Covid-19 Dalata employed 4,500 people.
Pat served as President of Ibec from September 2019 to September 2020 and currently sits on the board of Ibec. He has served as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Greencore Group plc from 2003 to 2013 and the Board of EBS from 2007 to 2011. Pat was Chairman of Whitfield Hospital in Waterford from 2011 to 2018. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Glenveagh properties plc and a number of private companies.