Tourism Ireland Announces New Director of Corporate Services and Policy

12 Oct 2009

Tourism Ireland, the organisation responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas, has announced the appointment of Shane Clarke as Director of Corporate Services and Policy, based in the organisation’s Dublin office.  He replaces Niall Gibbons, who took up the role of Chief Executive at Tourism Ireland in June of this year.

Shane previously worked with Maguire & Paterson Sales & Marketing Limited, as Managing Director.  Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer at ConocoPhillips Ireland.  He has also held a number of senior roles in Diageo.  At Tourism Ireland he will assume responsibility for Corporate & Industry Communications, Customer Relationship Management, Finance and Human Resources.

Commenting on the appointment, Tourism Ireland Chief Executive Niall Gibbons said: “I am delighted to welcome Shane Clarke into this key strategic role in our organisation.  He joins Tourism Ireland at a time of unprecedented challenge for tourism to the island of Ireland.  Shane brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and I am confident that he will play a pivotal role in implementing Tourism Ireland strategy.”

Shane Clarke said “I am delighted to be appointed Director of Corporate Services and Policy at Tourism Ireland.  It is a wonderful role and an exciting opportunity for me.  I look forward to working with the Tourism Ireland team and contributing to the continued development of tourism for the island of Ireland.”

Shane took up his new position at the end of September.

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Further information:
Sinéad Grace, Media & PR Manager, Tourism Ireland
Tel:  01-476 3493 Mobile:  087-685 9027



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