Passionate about all things recruitment, people, skills & talent for the present & the future, business leadership & growth and technology at a local, national and global level Shona is a highly accomplished and respected recruitment and business leader in Ireland and at an international level. Qualified to MBA and recognised for the last 2 years running in the SIA’s Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing, she commenced her professional life in the hospitality industry but it is the competitive world of recruitment, business and leadership that she found her niche and true passion. With 18 years’ experience in the Recruitment Industry Shona has successfully managed, led and transformed businesses in both multinational and indigenous Irish recruitment firms, excelling in both 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, having more than quadrupled turnover, profits, headcount to date whilst Osborne became a certified Great Place to Work and listed in the Top 10 Great Places to work in 2017 / 2018.
In March 2018 Shona became the Skillnet Promoter for the new M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet and was elected President of the Drogheda & District Chamber in June 2018.