Dalata has appointed Carol Phelan as group chief financial officer effective from July.
This follows an announcement from Ireland’s largest hotel operator that Dermot Crowley, deputy CEO - Business Development & Finance – is to succeed Pat McCann in the top role at the company.
Ms Phelan joined the business in 2014 and was appointed as group head of financial reporting, treasury and tax in 2017.
During her time with the group, Ms Phelan has played a major role within the finance team, with responsibility for the development of the financial reporting function during a period of rapid growth and expansion, according to a statement from the company.
She also led the refinancing of the group's debt facilities in 2018 and has been centrally involved in maintaining the group's financial strength and liquidity during the Covid-19 pandemic, the group added.
Prior to joining Dalata Ms Phelan, a qualified chartered accountant, held senior finance positions in Ion Equity and KPMG.