Galway 2020 announces final board appointments

John Crumlish, the CEO of the Galway International Arts Festival, along with Lisa Clancy and Leon Butler, has been appointed directors to the board of Galway 2020.

These appointments bring the number of directors to 15 and complete the board’s composition. The board is tasked with ensuring the successful delivery of the European Capital of Culture for Galway in 2020.

Lisa Clancy owns and runs the strategic and communications consultancy, Clansult Ltd, and before that was the GAA director of communications. She has also worked as head of corporate communications in the HSE and currently sits on the board of Paralympics Ireland.

John Crumlish has been the CEO of the Galway International Arts Festival since 2002. He has been a member of the Arts Council, a member of the project board of The Gathering, and was chair of the steering committee which won the Galway European Capital of Culture bid.

Leon Butler has worked as a visual narrative designer, filmmaker, and educator for more than 10 years. He has received awards from the Type Directors Club in New York for his work on generative typography, listed as a one of the Future Makers for 2016, and in the Young Directors Awards 2017.

“These latest appointments bring a strong perspective from the cultural sector which is an essential component of the board,” said Aideen McGinley, chair of the Galway 2020 board. “Our Board members bring an impressive range of skills and experience that will be invaluable in building a cohesive and effective board that will ensure the delivery of a successful Galway 2020 year.”


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