Gillian Whittall New General Manager Opel Ireland

Opel Ireland Announces New General Manager

Gillian Whittall has been appointed as the new General Manager for Opel Ireland.

In her new role Gillian will report to Stephen Norman, Group Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors and Opel Ireland.

Gillian joined Opel Ireland in 2008 as Head of Marketing & PR, bringing extensive experience from high profile brands including AIB, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson and Danone.

Speaking about her new appointment, Gillian said: “I’m delighted to take on the role of managing Opel in Ireland. The brand is embarking on a new era, already evident in the new Grandland X. By combining the agility of Groupe PSA with the design and engineering excellence of Opel in Germany, the brand will continue to strengthen its offering in the market, impressing both our loyal customers and newcomers to the brand alike."

Stephen Norman added: “With Gillian’s extensive brand experience, Opel Ireland will quickly deliver the path to growth and profitability, through our strategic plan PACE!”

Opel ADAM Childhood Cancer Foundation

Opel Ireland Support Childhood Cancer Foundation With Opel ADAM Giveaway

Opel Ireland has donated a custom Opel ADAM to the Childhood Cancer Foundation (CCF), giving members of the public the chance to win this car while also supporting the charity.

Those who make a €4 donation to the charity have a chance to win the Limited Edition Opel ADAM that was customised with the help of Opel ADAM ambassador and artist Pan Cooke (@TheRealPan), along with children currently battling and recovering from cancer. The car has a fun roof design in the artist's unique style.

Emily Barry, Senior Brand and PR Manager for Opel Ireland said: "We are delighted to be in the position to support our partners in Childhood Cancer Foundation by donating the Opel ADAM, but also through our collaboration with the incredibly talented Pan Cooke, whose unique roof design is a real celebration of childhood innocence. We’re hopeful that this latest campaign will help raise vital funds for the charity, but perhaps more importantly shine a light on a very real issue that has such a profound and devastating effect on so many families in this country.”

Opel ADAM Childhood Cancer Foundation
You can win this Opel ADAM 1.0-litre Turbo

Laura Cullinan of Childhood Cancer Foundation said: “We are delighted to partner with Opel Ireland and The Real Pan for this exciting initiative during September’s International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and beyond.  I would ask people to support our work and projects by simply texting GOLDOPEL for €4 to 50300. This campaign will help us to continue to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the devastation that a cancer diagnosis brings to children, their families and indeed their local communities.  Every donation will assist us to continue to fund our projects at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and other shared care hospitals around Ireland. One lucky winner will drive away with this unique car in October at the end of what we hope will be a much talked about and successful campaign.”

To enter the draw to win the Opel ADAM, text “GOLDOPEL” to 50300 to donate €4 to the Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Check out the video with Opel Ambassador Pan Cooke and Childhood Cancer Foundation:

* Text costs €4. Childhood Cancer Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.25. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278. Visit for full Terms and Conditions. Closing Sunday 15th October 2017.