Shona Dubois

Director of Operations

GIY is a unique melting pot of creativity, innovation, ambition and social impact – I couldn’t work anywhere else!

Shona comes from a retail and event management background and has worked for large Irish retailers and Waterford festivals, including Harvest Festival and Winterval. She graduated from WIT with a BBS degree, specialising in economics and finance.

As Director of Operations, Shona leads the achievement of GIY’s strategic goals by planning and coordinating activities across campaigns, retail and at GROW HQ.

A self-confessed foodie and (very) novice grower, Shona loves spreading the GIY message far and wide. She lives in Tramore with her husband JB (who is Head of Food at GROW HQ), two children, three cats and a dog.

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