The series aims to inspire business growth in local companies through exchanging leadership stories of successful entrepreneurs and senior managers
Ann McGregor, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Dennise Broderick, Managing Director Galen and John Poole, Partner and Head of Audit, KPMG.
Dr. Dennise Broderick, President and Managing Director of global speciality pharmaceutical company, Galen, was the first member to participate in Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s CEO Spotlight Series.
Supported by KPMG, the series, which was formally launched on 3 October, aims to inspire business growth in local companies through exchanging leadership stories of successful entrepreneurs and senior managers.
The inaugural event took place at KPMG’s Soloist Building in Belfast and consisted of a business breakfast featuring a speech by Dr Broderick followed by a roundtable discussion where delegates could engage with each other and share insight, views and experiences with Dennise and other Chamber members.
Dennise, who was appointed to President and MD of Galen, a member of the Almac Group, in September 2018, started by sharing details of the company’s rich 50 year history and what has led to its global success. She then focused on her own career highlights, sharing details of her experience and skills, all of which has been instrumental in defining Galen's new vision and goals.
The event proved successful, with attendees thanking Dennise for her insight. Chamber member, Angus Cameron, Business Domain Lead, Air Operations & Weapons commented “Many thanks for a thought provoking and passionate account of business growth & transformation. It is good to know that be it the Pharma or Defence business, the key ingredients for profitable growth are the same.”