GMIT president Dr Orla Flynn recently welcomed the Australian Head of Mission to Ireland, Mr Robert Owen-Jones, to GMIT. Mr Owen-Jones was on a two-day trip to Galway seeking to build cultural and business opportunities with organisations in the west.
During his visit Mr Owen-Jones met GMIT management including Australian native Dr Rick Officer, GMIT’s VP for research and innovation.
“It was a great pleasure to meet Mr Owen-Jones and discuss the potential the west of Ireland offers, with our strong talent pool and quality of life," Dr Flynn said.
Mr Owen-Jones later visited Galway Chamber where he met local business leaders and companies with strong Australian ties including local employer Siteminder. He also met a group of 50 native Australians who live in Galway and the west. Mr Owen-Jones’ visit comes as the Australian Government continues negotiations with the EU on a trade agreement.