Dalata appoints independent director to board

JD Wetherspoon director Elizabeth McMeikan takes up role

Hotel group Dalata has appointed JD Wetherspoon board member Elizabeth McMeikan as an independent, non-executive director.

Ms McMeikan, who worked previously with Colgate Palmolive before taking up a role with Tesco, is currently senior independent director at JD Wetherspoon and also at Unite Group, where she chairs the board's remuneration committee. She is also a non-executive director at private company Fresca Group.

"We are delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth as an independent non-executive director to the board of Dalata Hotel Group.

"With the breadth of Elizabeth's experience across the hospitality, retail and food and beverage sectors, she will be a valuable addition to the board, and we look forward to her contribution," said John Hennessy, chairman of Dalata. "As we continue to grow our business across the UK, Elizabeth's knowledge and expertise in that market will be of great benefit."


Dalata operates 30 owned hotels, 10 leased hotels and three management contracts with more than 9,046 bedrooms. It employs almost 5,000 people.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist