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Sean O'Hara

Sean O'Hara

Sean O’Hara is Director and founder of the International Market & Business Development Group; an international strategy consultancy providing expert advice and support to companies looking to grow internationally through new market entry, joint ventures or acquisition.    

Sean has over 25 years' experience of strategic marketing and commercial leadership. He initially started his career as a graduate management trainee for the, Manchester based, Tootal Group plc. Going on to work for several multinational companies in senior sales and marketing roles, covering over 100 markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.    

Until recently Sean was a Director on the Group Management Board of PZ Cussons plc, the FTSE 250 listed consumer products group, based in the North West, with operations in Africa, Asia and Europe. As the International Market & Business Development Director he was responsible for identifying and developing growth opportunities in new and existing categories and market geographies, as well as shared board responsibility for; five-year strategic planning, annual budgets, and the commercial day-management of the overall business.    

In his spare time Sean enjoys; scuba diving, skiing and – now only watching – rugby and football.    

Interim deputy Chair of Council, Interim chair of the Finance and Resources Committee, Member of Finance & Resources Committee.