Irish childcare provider Tigers Childcare, has appointed Cormac Tobin as its chairman.
A seasoned businessman Tobin was managing director of Celesio UK for five years before stepping down in November 2017. Whilst there he oversaw a unique set of healthcare brands, from leading wholesaler AAH Pharmaceuticals to community pharmacy chain LloydsPharmacy.
Prior to joining Celesio, Tobin enjoyed a successful seven-year period leading DocMorris and Unicare Pharmacy in Ireland. He also held several management roles at Irish retailer, Superquinn where he started at the age of 13 and rose through the ranks to become a board member in 2002.
Led by founder and managing director Karen Clince, Tigers Childcare is one of the largest childcare providers in Ireland with 13 centres in Dublin and Meath employing 112 people and caring for 1100 children. In January, the company will open its first UK centre after winning the contract to open a new 7,000 square foot facility in central London’s Elephant and Castle.
Speaking of his new chairmanship Tobin said: “I was drawn to Tigers Childcare because of the company’s passion for excellence in childminding. Good quality childcare can be life-changing for children and Tigers Childcare’s goal is to provide the highest quality settings to ensure every child can achieve their potential.”
“As Tigers Childcare grows and develops both in Ireland and internationally, Cormac will be an invaluable addition to our team,” said Clince. “His relentless focus on delivering a quality customer experience, plus his vast experience of the UK market make him a perfect fit for Tigers Childcare as we build on our success here and bring our unique model of childcare to the UK market.”
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About Tigers Childcare
Tigers Childcare provides a unique programme of early years, pre-school and after-school childcare services in Ireland.
The company is owned and managed by Karen Clince who set up Ireland’s first after-school childcare facility in 2003 in Glasnevin. Karen is chair of the Fingal Childcare Committee and acts as an advisor to many Government departments and voluntary bodies on childcare and early years education.
Tigers Childcare’s staff are trained to the highest standards and focused on providing an individualised curriculum and centre-based care that is regularly audited and evaluated against international childcare standards.