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Patrick Cassidy

Interim Director of Social Enterprises and Employability

Prior to joining Rehab Group, Patrick waa Group Chief Executive Officer and Director of United Hardware Limited, Ireland’s largest buying and marketing group for builders’ merchants, DIY, home and garden retail stores.

Prior to joining United Hardware, Patrick held roles as Director of Operations, Procurement, Property & Facilities Management and before that Director of Strategy Bank of Scotland (Ireland). Patrick played a key role in the Bank’s transition into retail banking and the development of its 48-site branch network. He was also responsible for the management of its property portfolio, comprising over 100 properties. Previously, Patrick was CEO of ESB Retail Ltd, trading under the Shop Electric brand (Ireland’s largest electrical retailer). Reporting directly to the Board of the ESB Group, he had responsibility for the day to day management and strategic development of Shop Electric, a business with a turnover of €250 million and 800 employees.

Patrick’s other Irish and international roles have included Executive Director Finance Electric Limited and senior management positions with Sainsbury plc, Aer Rianta International, Grafton Group and Dunnes Stores. Patrick is a frequent speaker at various international and Irish business and industry events. Patrick also regularly participates in the work of various industry groups and business representative organisations, including acting as Member of IBEC’s retail Committee. In addition, Patrick engages in extensive charitable work with several institutions. 

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