Meet the Team

Council and Board

The Chamber Council is an elected body representative of membership whose principal role is as an advisory body to The Chamber on the formulation of policy. The council is made up of a wide selection of Chamber Members from across the Causeway Coast & Glens representing the varied business sectors and interests in the area.

The Chamber Council meet the second Thursday of each month. They are ambassadors for the Causeway Chamber providing valuable guidance and business experience.

James Kilgore

Business Manager – Danske Bank
Chamber President

Steve Frazer

Managing Director – City of Derry Airport
Chamber Vice President

Anne Marie McGoldrick

Director – Power On Technologies Ltd
Chamber Council Member/Past President

David Boyd

Director – Roadside (Garages) Ltd

Chamber Council Member/Past President


Ian Donaghey

Partner – Irwin Donaghey Stockman

Partner – IDS Wealth Management
Chamber Director / Honorary Treasurer / Past President

Arlene McConaghie

Managing Director, Riada Resourcing

Chamber Council Member

Mark McGillion

Managing Director, Triex Ltd & Triex EV Ltd

Chamber Council Member

Karen Sweeney

Business Development Manager, Bluebird Care Coleraine

Chamber Council Member

Lexy Halliday

Managing Director, Halliday’s of Bushmills

Chamber Council Member

Professor Malachy ONeill

Director of Regional Engagement, Ulster University

Chamber Council Member

Christine Brown

Vice Principal Teaching & Learning, Northern Regional College

Chamber Council Member

Karen Yates

Zing Design and Print

Hone Insights

Taylor Yates
Chamber Director / Past President / Chief Executive Causeway Chamber

Annette Deighan

Causeway Chamber
Operations Manager

Mark Connolly

Managing Director – Event AV (NI)
Chamber Council Member

Jayne Taggart

Chief Executive – Enterprise Causeway
Chamber Council Member

Luke McCloskey

Campus Manager – NWRC Limavady
Chamber Council Member

Joanne Kirgan

Compay Director of Europa Foods
Chamber Council Member

Sharon Scott

Taste Causeway
Chamber Council Member

Clive Edgar

Manager Fuelwise Network Ltd
Chamber Council Member

Chamber Team


The Chamber Team are on hand to help members grow their network, knowledge, influence and reach. As part of our extensive network, if we don’t know the answer, we probably know someone who does!

Karen Yates

Chief Executive

Karen provides dynamic leadership for the Chamber, ensuring that it delivers effective representation for businesses in the Causeway Coast and Glens region.

Having been involved with the relaunch of the chamber in 2004, Karen then took the position of Chamber President in 2009-2011 and was appointed as a Director in 2016.

During Karen’s term as President she was instrumental in the collaboration between Causeway Chamber, Ulster University and Coleraine Borough Council to ensure the delivery of the Future Search process. This involved the “whole system”, a wide cross section of individuals from the entire community with a stake in our region coming together, over a three day process with a shared commitment towards goals, which we could act on and to ensure that there was common ground.

In addition to her role as Chief Executive of Causeway Chamber, Karen is joint owner at Zing Design and Print, Founder of Taylor Yates and also runs Hone Shaping Insights a marketing consultancy. Karen’s valuable business expertise, knowledge and understanding of business challenges will assist with Chamber development and continued engagement with relevant stakeholders to re affirm this region as a centre for business excellence.

Annette Deighan

Operations Manager

Annette has responsibility for the efficient day to day operation of the Chamber. The role also includes recruiting new members, event management & marketing for the Chamber. Annette’s natural ability to build relationships allows her to engage with potential and existing members to ensure that members integrate into the Chamber network and continue to reap the benefits from being part of the Chamber.

The Chamber’s calendar of events provide substantial networking opportunities.