Allan Mulrooney has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Western Development Commission.
This comes following the departure of Tomás Ó Síocháin as CEO after four years at the helm.
Sligo native Mulrooney currently holds the role of Head of Communications and Atlantic Economic Corridor Development.
He is a member of the management team having joined in 2019.
He will commence his role in December when Tomás Ó Síocháin takes up his new position as CEO of Údarás na Gaeltachta.
A competitive process to appoint a permanent CEO is expected to get underway in early 2023.
The outgoing chair congratulated Mulrooney on the appointment, and said he 'already has an excellent working relationships with key regional and national stakeholders in the regional development sector.'