PayPal’s Louise Phelan named Ireland’s “most trusted leader”

Best Workplaces in Ireland winners include 3M Ireland, Core Media and Diageo

Louise Phelan, PayPal's vice-president of operations for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa, has been awarded the title of Ireland's Most Trusted Leader at the Best Workplaces in Ireland awards ceremony, which was held in Dublin last night.

Ms Phelan, who is currently serving as president of the American Chamber of Commerce, has overseen the expansion of PayPay’s Irish operation since it announced an additional 1,000 jobs two years ago.

Technology company 3M Ireland, communications group Core Media and Diageo's demand division were named as the best small, medium and large workplaces respectively at the annual event, which is in its 12th year.

A Passion for Ireland Award was presented to Barry O’Leary, the departing chief executive of inward investment agency IDA, while Garry McCabe, human resources director at transportation and logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel, who won the Great Place to Work Ambassador award. Other winners included telecoms group BT, which won the team award. Law firm A&L Goodbody, computer multinational HP and technology firm Version 1 were also recognised.