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Deirdre Bennett, Chief People Officer and Ger Ronayne, Chief Executive Officer, JJ Rhatigan & Company.

JJ Rhatigan & Company has announced the appointment of Deirdre Bennett as its first-ever chief people officer (CPO).


In this newly created role, Deirdre Bennett will be responsible for providing strategic and operational HR support to the business and overseeing all aspects of employee engagement and development as the company – and, indeed, the industry – continues to evolve and transform.

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Ger Ronayne, Chief Executive Officer, Rhatigan, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Deirdre to our team as our CPO,” he said. “The construction industry globally is undergoing a huge transformation right now, and JJ Rhatigan is committed to leading this talent and technological change in Ireland and the UK. As we continue to grow and evolve as a company, it is crucial that we have a dedicated leader in place to ensure that our employees are engaged, supported and empowered to succeed. Deirdre’s extensive experience in human resources and leadership makes her the ideal candidate for this role.”

About Deirdre Bennett

With over two decades of experience, Deirdre Bennett is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and is certified in Strategic Workforce Planning. Her proven track record of success in creating a positive and inclusive culture and driving employee engagement and retention spans the financial services, pharmaceutical and aviation industries.

Speaking about her appointment, she said, “I am honoured to be joining such a respected company and excited to take on this new role at such a critical time for the construction industry,” commented Deidre Bennet. “I look forward to working with the JJ Rhatigan & Company team to build a culture that values and supports our employees, helps them achieve their full potential and develops their careers within the company. The key focus areas of my team will be to implement within our three pillars of HR, Learning & Development (L&D) and Talent.”

JJ Rhatigan & Company is committed to creating a positive and inclusive work environment for all of its employees, and the appointment of a CPO is a key step in achieving this goal.


Current career opportunities within JJ Rhatigan can be  found at https://www.jjrhatigan.com/join-the-team/

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