What is the Galway City Council Management Team
The Management Team perform an Executive / Operational Role for Galway City Council and it is made up of 5 key staff members.
Who are the members of the Galway City Council Management Team?
Mr. Brendan McGrath
-Chief Executive of Galway City CouncilMr. Brendan McGrath - Chief Executive ofGalway City Council
Brendan McGrath, a native of Tipperary, has more than 37 years' experience in Local Government in Ireland across nine different county and town authorities.
He has worked for Meath County Council for almost 21 years over three different periods. Since early September 2012, he was Acting County Manager, with Meath County Council, until he took up the position of Galway City Manager in June, 2013.
Prior to becoming County Manager in Meath, Brendan held the roles of Director of Services for Planning & Transportation, Housing, Water Services, Environment, Fire and Emergency Planning and Community and Enterprise.
Other counties in which Brendan has worked include Wexford, Roscommon, Galway County and Kildare. Prior to moving back to Meath County Council in 1999, he was CEO of Kildare County Enterprise Board, in parallel to being County Development Officer in Kildare County Council.
Brendan holds a Master’s Degree from NUI Maynooth in Venture Management and Project Finance.
Ms. Patricia Philbin
-Acting Director of ServicesGalway City CouncilActing Director of Services for Housing, Human Resources, ICT, Corporate Governance and Change Management
Ms. Eileen Ruane
-Acting Director of ServicesGalway City CouncilActing Director of Services for Planning, Economic Development, Community & Culture, Climate Change and Environment
Mr. Thomas Connell
-Director of ServicesGalway City CouncilDirector of Services for Transportation, Recreation and Amenity, Corporate Services
Ms. Edel McCormack
-Director of ServicesGalway City CouncilDirector of Services for Finance, Water Services