The Board

On 22 September 2010, Mary Hanafin, TD., Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport announced the appointment of a new Board of Directors for the National Library of Ireland.

The Chairman and Board members are as follows:

Mr. David Harvey Chairman
Broadcaster and Businessman. Chairman of the national St Patrick’s Day Festival organisation and recently assumed the Chairmanship of Dublin Contemporary 2011.
Date of appointment as Chairman: 3 May 2010 (formerly Board member of the National Library of Ireland and re-appointed as Chairman)
Length of tenure: 5 years

Dr. Marian Fitzgibbon*
Head of the School of Humanities in Athlone Institute of Technology.
Date of appointment: 31 August 2010
Length of tenure: 5 years

Mr. Brian Halpin – FCCA.
Former Deputy DG and Secretary of the Central Bank of Ireland.
Date of appointment: 3 September 2010
Length of tenure: 5 years

Mr. Patrick McMahon*
Galway City and County Librarian, former President of the Library Association of Ireland.
Date of appointment: 31 August 2010
Length of tenure: 5 years

Ms. Carol Maddock*
Information Systems, National Library of Ireland. Nominated by the staff of the National Library.
Date of appointment: 31 August 2010
Length of tenure: 5 years

Mr. Des Marnane
Historian, writer and former teacher. Hon. Sec. Tipperary Historical Society.
Date of appointment: 31 August 2010
Length of tenure: 5 years

Mrs Susan Philips
Lecturer involved in community and rural affairs. Nominee and Council Member of Royal Dublin Society.
Date of appointment: 17 September 2010
Length of tenure: 5 years

Ms. Pat Quinn
Former secondary school teacher of English and History.
Date of appointment: 31 August 2010
Length of tenure: 5 years

Mr. Paul Rellis
Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland.
Date of appointment: 31 August 2010
Length of tenure: 5 years

Mr. H. Paul Shovlin
Company director, business consultant. Nominee and Council Member of Royal Dublin Society.
Date of appointment: 17 September 2010
Length of tenure: 5 years

Prof. Robert Spoo
Robert Spoo is Chapman Distinguished Chair of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. He has a law doctorate from Yale University and a Ph.D in English from Princeton University. His particular expertise is in copyright, trademark and intellectual property.
Date of appointment: 3 September 2010
Length of tenure: 5 years

Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport press release: Minister Hanafin announces new Board for National Library of Ireland

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