Chief Executive Officer

Location UK / Connacht

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £100000 - or more

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1353195

 Job Description

Ardlinn are currently assisting Westport House in the recruitment of an excellent candidate for the position of CEO.

Westport House/Hotel Westport are currently seeking to appoint an innovative leader with a vision to develop ‘Westport House’ into a leading recognisable international brand and destination. It will be an international resort, museum, conference and events centre.

The large 400-acre estate is situated between the town of Westport and the Harbour. The woodland setting with a river running through the estate and the House fronted by a lake lends itself to many different types of tourist attractions and events. This unique location along with the attractiveness of the town and area makes this project the most exciting tourist related development to come on the Irish market in many years.

The new CEO will be responsible for the management of the businesses and strategic projects, the leadership and direction of the operational teams, overseeing the marketing strategies, the management and reporting of all financial affairs of the businesses, and meeting the long-term objectives for the business. The ideal candidate will have a track record of success in the modern economy.

The ideal candidate will exhibit competencies including:

  • Commercial/Business Development;
  • Financial Acumen;
  • Inspirational Leadership;

  • Marketing Creativity & Vision;

  • Reporting, Governance & Administration. 

Qualifications/Experience required:

  • Level 8 Business qualification and/or higher qualification in relevant discipline and/or 8-10 years’ management experience at an appropriate level preferably working with a Board of Directors

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills

  • Financial and business management experience and acumen

  • Proven leadership qualities and excellent people management skills 

  • Experience of liaising with and reporting directly to a Board of Directors

  • Passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences 

  • Innovative, entrepreneurial with drive and decision-making skills.


For more information about the role or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact Ida Renaud at or Fidelma McGeachy at