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South West Regional Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Committee

While the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation oversees the Regional Action Plans for Jobs at national level each Regional Action Plan is monitored by a Regional Implementation Committee at regional level.

Enterprise Champions

Many of the actions set out in the Regional APJs are delivered by public sector bodies acting collaboratively. Some of the actions require active engagement with the private sector so strong business representation is required.

To this end, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has appointed locally based enterprise champions to each Regional Implementation Committee to work with the public bodies on the implementation of the Plans, including the identification of new actions to be added to the Plans as they evolve.

Bob Savage, Vice President, EMEA Centres of Excellence at Dell EMC, Co. Cork chairs the committee. The other Enterprise Champions in the South West are Edmond Harty, ‎CEO, Dairymaster, Co. Kerry; Kate Murphy MD, Southern Scientific, Co. Kerry; and Yvonne Barry Partner, Quintas, Co. Cork.

Member Organisations

Organisations represented on the committee are:

The Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation
Enterprise Ireland
IDA Ireland
Regional Skills Forum
The Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation
Cork Educational & Training Board
Kerry Education & Training Board
Fáilte Ireland
Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Cork Institute of Technology
IT Tralee
University College Cork
Cork City Local Enterprise Office
Kerry Local Enterprise Office
North & West Local Enterprise Office
South Cork Local Enterprise Office
Cork City Council
Cork County Council
Kerry County Council
Southern Regional Assembly
The Department of Social Protection
Údarás na Gaeltachta
Cork Chamber
Dingle Chamber of Commerce
The Dept. of Social Protection (EURES)


Alma Murnane is Programme Manager of the South West Regional Action Plan for Jobs and serves as secretariat to the South West Regional Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Committee.

Meetings of the South West Regional Action Plan for Jobs Implementation Committee

15th December 2015, Cork County Hall
8th March 2016, Cork County Hall
19th December 2016, Dell EMC, Ovens, Cork