John Concannon

  • The marketing guru behind the Wild Atlantic Way has been appointed to a new role of Vice-President: Development of NUI Galway.

    John Concannon has worked on The Gathering and the 1916 commemorations, along with various tourism initiatives.

    In recent years, he has worked as head of the Government’s Strategic Communication Unit and is currently Assistant Secretary General in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in the role of Director General of “Global Ireland”, the plan to double Ireland’s international footprint by 2025, which includes the campaign to win a seat on the UN Security Council.

    The Galway man is a widely respected businessman who has held a number of high profile roles.