Cól Campbell, Managing Director of Bewley’s Grafton Street
Cól Campbell is Managing Director of Bewley’s Grafton Street and has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality and foodservice sector. Throughout his career, Cól has held numerous positions within the Bewley’s Group, has worked with Four Seasons Hotels in the USA, and started and run two business in food and hospitality.
Cól holds a primary qualification in Catering, Hospitality Administration and Management from the Technological University Dublin and an MBA from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. He has also completed executive education programmes with INSEAD and IMD, holds a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute or Directors and is currently completing the Chartered Director programme.
Cól oversaw the €12m renovation of Dublin’s iconic 500 seat Bewley’s Grafton Street and has led the operation since it reopened its doors in 2017. He has been at the heart of business strategy development for the Group.
Cól has been a board member of Bewley’s since 2001 and is the current Chair designate. He also presently serves as a board member of the Bewley’s Café Theatre, is Chairman of Dublin’s business improvement district We are DublinTown and was a founding director the Family Business Network Ireland.
Cól lives with his family on the banks of the river Liffey. He enjoys watching rugby, running with his dogs, and planting trees.