Meet the Team

We are currently building the team at Galway 2020. The team is responsible for delivering Galway 2020, a European Capital of Culture, that enables the creation of more vibrant cultural communities. The executive reports to the 15-member voluntary Board of Directors.

Patricia Philbin

Patricia Philbin

Chief Executive Officer

Damian Egan

Finance and Operations Director

Fintan Maher

Communications Director

Marilyn Gaughan Reddan

Programme and European Funding Manager

Alan Kenn

Alan Kenny

Head of Human Resources

Bridgette Brew

Head of Tourism Engagement

Tracey Nolan

PA to Chief Executive

Nollaig McGuinness

Community Engagement Coordinator

Cepta O'Connell

Financial Controller

Jo Lavelle

Communications Content Specialist

Sorcha Nic Aodha

Digital Communications Coordinator

Cormac MacMahon

Videographer and Administration

Kate Howard

Cultural Producer

Liz Kelly

Cultural Producer

Craig Flaherty

Cultural Producer

Ian Burke

Account Executive

Seán Ryan


Elena Toniato

Volunteer Development Manager

Siobhán O'Malley

Cultural Producer

Pearse Doherty

Head of Production