Shona is a highly accomplished and respected global recruitment business leader. Qualified to MBA, she commenced her professional life in the hospitality industry but it is the competitive world of recruitment that she found her niche and true passion. With 18 years experience in the Industry Shona has successfully managed, led and transformed recruitment businesses in both multinational and indigenous Irish recruitment firms, excelling in among some of the most challenging times the industry has faced.
Since Shona took over the helm of Osborne in April 2013, in the depths of recession, her vision, innovation, strong values, ability to build teams and ambitious but inclusive entrepreneurial leadership style was the driving force for Osborne to not only navigate its way through these perilous times but saw the business emerge in a very strong market position, ready for the next phase of growth.
Since 2018, Shona has combined her passion for her locale in the North East of Ireland with her business acumen, becoming the President of Drogheda Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Mill Enterprise Hub and Chair of M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet. Shona is also part of the M1Corridor Steering Group, the Regional Enterprise Planning Group in the North East and the Louth Economic Forum. Most recently Shona is Chair of the research project that is examining and improving management development standardisation in SME’s in Ireland through the Department of Enterprise.