Patrick Atkinson is the Chief Executive Officer of Chadwicks Group. the Irish Merchanting function of Chadwicks Group plc which trades from a forty four (44) branch network nationwide, principally, under the Heiton Buckley, Chadwicks, Plumb Centre, Heiton Steel, Cork Builders Providers, Telfords and Davies brands. He joined Chadwicks Group in 2015 as COO and in 2017 took on his current position.
Patrick also is Chairman of the Access to Skills Advisory Board in DIT and also a member of the Cabinet in the Engineering and Built environment of DIT.
Patrick is a business graduate of Dublin City University and also holds a Master’s degree in business and International marketing together with two Post grad qualifications in both ECommerce and Executive coaching.
Patrick has worked in the building materials business for 26 years. Prior to joining Chadwicks Group in October 2015, he was Global Marketing Manager for Saint-Gobain’s gypsum business since 2008, based in their Paris HQ. During his time there, he worked on the commercial development of a large number of both developed and emerging markets and improving the sales efficiency and effectiveness of the global sales force across 62 countries.
He worked as Marketing and Development Director for Gypsum Industries from 2005-2008 (purchased by S-G in late 2005) and held a number of marketing and management roles with the Dutch based Wavin group from 1992-2005, and spearheaded the international development of their above ground building products strategy.