Tourism Ireland announces management changes as it prepares for future growth

Shane Clarke, Tourism Ireland's director of corporate services

TOURISM Ireland has made a number of senior management appointments to strengthen its Northern Ireland and emerging markets teams and align with future growth opportunities ahead of the development of its 2020-2022 corporate plan.

In support of accelerating opportunities in the likes of China, India and the Middle East, Aubrey Irwin becomes manager of emerging markets, working with tourism businesses in Ireland to increase industry awareness of, and engagement in, these increasingly important markets. A further post of Asia manager will be advertised in the coming weeks.

And Shane Clarke assumes strategic responsibility for the north as director of corporate services, policy and Northern Ireland, responsible for evolving and building on Tourism Ireland's ambition in relation to overseas tourism to Northern Ireland. Also in support of these objectives, a further post of stakeholder liaison manager (Northern Ireland) will be recruited shortly.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am delighted to announce these changes in our emerging markets and Northern Ireland teams as we align the organisation for further sustained growth into the future.

"Overseas tourism to the island of Ireland has enjoyed record levels of growth in recent years.

"Our objective now is to ensure we are positioned strongly to capitalise on accelerating growth opportunities in emerging markets like China, India and the Middle East, and to strengthen our delivery for Northern Ireland and exploit the many exciting tourism developments coming on stream.”

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