WDC appoints new CEO

The board of the Western Development Commission (WDC), the State agency responsible for the economic and social development of the West of Ireland, has appointed Sligo native, Allan Mulrooney, as their new chief executive stepping into the role from next month.

Mr Mulrooney has a strong track record in both the private and public sectors and has been acting as Interim CEO at the WDC since December 2022.

Gerry Finn, Chairperson of the WDC, said: “On behalf of the board, I am pleased to welcome Allan to the role of CEO. He has a proven record of achievement within the organisation and we look forward to working with him to maximise the continued growth of the region. One of his initial tasks will be to oversee the implementation and completion of the WDC strategy Work Smarter, Live Better’ 2019 – 2024”.