Executive Team


The talented, dynamic and professional team at Londonderry Chamber of Commerce strives to provide local businesses with an unsurpassed range of services and events.

Whether providing expert advice on issues such as export, finance or training or delivering high-profile events and networking opportunities, the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce team is committed to creating the optimum commercial environment for its members.

  • Sinead McLaughlin

    Sinead McLaughlin

    Chief Executive

    Sinead provides dynamic leadership for the Chamber, ensuring that it delivers effective representation for business in the North West. She has led a range of strategic initiatives that have seen the Chamber develop and grow delivering services and initiatives that benefit the business community in Derry.

    With extensive experience in both the public and private sectors Sinead is a respected figure in Northern Ireland business circles. She is an articulate advocate for the commercial sector and an influential voice for business in the realm of policy making.

    Sinead is passionate about the regeneration of the city and the role that business has to play in this process.

    Contact:: sinead@londonderrychamber.co.uk

  • Carol Kelly

    Carol Kelly

    Business Operations Manager

    Carol has responsibility for the efficient day to day operation of the Chamber. She is responsible for all member services including Financial Management. She participates in planning and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem solving. Carol overseas areas such as personnel, finances, event management, marketing and our Export documentation service.

    Carol’s exceptional organisational ability is extremely helpful for members as they navigate the challenges of the international trade.

    Contact: carol@londonderrychamber.co.uk

  • Mairead Reid

    Mairead Reid

    Business Development Executive

    Mairead's role is to recruit new members to the Chamber. Her natural ability to build relationships allows her to engage with potential members and demonstrate just how they can benefit from being part of the Chamber. She builds lasting relationships and ensures that members integrate into the Chamber’s network and continue to derive benefits from the being part of the organisation.

    Her ability to help businesses fulfill long term aspirations is crucial in ensuring that Londonderry Chamber retains its members. Her focus is on creating connections and making sure members optimize all the opportunities that the Chamber provides.

    Mairead also looks after advertising for CONNECTED, the magazine of Londonderry Chamber of Commerce.

    Contact: mairead@londonderrychamber.co.uk

  • Lorraine Allen

    Lorraine Allen

    Events Manager

    Lorraine combines creative thinking with attention to detail which ensures the Chamber’s calendar of events provide substantial networking opportunities and tangible benefits in terms of their learning, development and social needs. Planning events from concept to delivery, Lorraine liaises with sponsors, venues and suppliers. Her professionalism in the field of events management mean that Chamber events are delivered to the highest standard.

    Contact: lorraine@londonderrychamber.co.uk

  • Shauna Buchanan

    Shauna Buchanan

    Membership Services Executive

    Shauna is responsible for the strategic marketing plan for the Chamber and ensuring the delivery of all external and internal communications. She engages with members to ensure they take advantage of the Chamber’s key platforms including the website, e-zines and social media.
    Sahuna also works closely with Lorraine to plan a communication campaign for each event.

    Shauna takes great pride in ensuring that the Chamber’s communications channels afford members the maximum opportunity to enhance their public profile.

    Contact: shauna@londonderrychamber.co.uk