Chief Executive and Management Team

  • 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.

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Who are the members of the Galway City Council Management Team?

  • Mr. Brendan McGrath

    Chief Executive of Galway City Council
    Photo of Brendan McGrath - Chief Executive
    Mr. Brendan McGrath - Chief Executive of Galway City Council

    Email: chiefexecutive@galwaycity.ie

    Biography:
    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.

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  • Ms. Ruth McNally

    Director of Services
    Galway City Council
    Director of Services for Corporate, Community, Change Management, Audit & Risk, Human Resources & Information & Communications Technology

    Email:

    c&c@galwaycity.ie 

    corporateservices@galwaycity.ie 

    customerservice@galwaycity.ie 

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  • Ms. Patricia Philbin

    Director of Services
    Galway City Council
    Director of Services for Planning, Housing, Economic Development & Culture

    Email:

    - planning@galwaycity.ie 

    - housing@galwaycity.ie 

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  • Mr. Patrick Greene

    Director of Services
    Galway City Council
    Director of Services for Transport, Climate Action & Environment, Recreation & Amenity and Water Services

    Email:

    - roads@galwaycity.ie 

    - environment@galwaycity.ie 

    - parks@galwaycity.ie 

    - personnell@galwaycity.ie 

  • Mr. Declan Smyth

    Head of Finance
    Galway City Council
     

    Email:

    - finance@galwaycity.ie 

     

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