General Industry

New Board Member Appointed To Fáilte Ireland

By Robert McHugh
New Board Member Appointed To Fáilte Ireland

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, has appointed Dónall Curtin to the board of the National Tourism Development Authority (Fáilte Ireland).

Curtin is an experienced accountant, board director and business leader, with a background in finance, corporate governance and audit-and-risk management, and experience in both the public and private sectors.

“I am delighted to announce this appointment and am very grateful to him for taking on this very important role and offering his skills and expertise to the National Tourism Development Authority,” said Minister Martin.


Curtin’s board directorships include Green Effects Investment plc, the Arts Council, the Office of Government Procurement, Irish College Leuven, and Early Childhood Ireland.

He founded one of Ireland’s leading accountancy practices and has considerable experience in serving on audit-and-risk committees, both in the private and public sectors.


He will now enter a five-year term as a board member of the National Tourism Development Authority (Fáilte Ireland).

‘Wealth Of Experience’

“On behalf of the authority and executive team at Fáilte Ireland, I would like to welcome Dónall and congratulate him on his appointment,” said Ruth Andrews, chairperson of Fáilte Ireland.

“Dónall brings with him a wealth of experience in the areas of corporate governance and finance that will bring significant value to the authority, to Fáilte Ireland, and the wider tourism sector.”

Best Practice

Curtin claims to be an advocate of ensuring that best practice and good corporate governance exist within the boardroom, ensuring relevant structures within businesses to facilitate the adoption of organisational values throughout.

He currently provides strategic advisory services to numerous organisations.