|Gearóid Ó Conluain took office as Secretary of the University in January 2011. He is a member of the University Management Team. He was formerly Chief Executive of the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) and prior to that Deputy Chief Inspector in the Department of Education and Skills. He has wide experience in educational management and policy development and has represented the Department of Education and Science on various national and international bodies.|
|Áine Ní Chonghaile heads up administrative support for the office. A particular emphasis of her work relates to organising and coordinating meetings of Údarás na hOllscoile (the University Governing Authority). Áine joined the University in 2000, from Institúid Teangeolaíochta Éireann.|
Lisa Ní Fhlatharta, Language Executive with Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge at NUI Galway, works periodically with the and the Secretary's Office to ensure that the University fulfils its statutory obligations in relation to the Irish language as outlined in the University’s language scheme, the University Statutes and relevant legislation.
The Language Scheme is a requirement of the Official Languages Act 2003. It is also the responsibility of the Language Executives, operating under the direction of the University Authority, to facilitate the creation of an exemplary bilingual campus as envisaged in the University’s Strategic Plan. They have a central role in the formulation and implementation of the Language Schemes, facilitating their implementation and providing advice and support to staff members regarding practical implementation issues. Lisa is also secretary to An Coiste Seasta um Cháilíocht Teanga which advises the University on Irish language proficiency requirements for certain academic and administrative university posts.
Peter Feeney commenced as University Solicitor and Legal Services and Contracts Manager in July 2014. Peter is also the University Freedom of Information and Data Protection Officer. He previously worked as a solicitor in another Irish University. He also trained and worked post qualification in a large Dublin law firm. He has attained in his career a track record of active involvement in a varied range of commercial matters and corporate deals. His specialised skills include commercial law, commercial contracts, dispute resolution, intellectual property law, data protection and freedom of information. He is also admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales.
Tomás Ó Síocháin Programme Manager
Tomás Ó Síocháin is a management and communications consultant. He is currently on contract to NUI Galway managing the planned integration of St. Angela’s College Sligo into NUIG and the development of the West / North West Cluster of NUIG, GMIT, LYIT and Sligo IT. He managed the 2015 integration of Shannon College of Hotel Management into NUIG and is Chair of the Regional Skills Forum West.
He spent fourteen years as a journalist, editor and producer with RTÉ and TG4, working at home and abroad covering news, business and sport on television, radio and online. He is an External Assessor to the Broadcast Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision Fund. He is a law graduate, holds an MBA and is a PhD student in information systems.