The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has re-appointed Dr. John Killeen as Chairperson of the Marine Institute.
Killeen has been given a five-year term with effect from 8 January, 2019.
He was originally appointed for a five-year term in 2014.
“I am pleased that John has accepted this re-appointment as he has the essential experience and knowledge necessary to continue to lead the Board of the Marine Institute and ensure it has the necessary skills to deliver on its key role as the national agency for marine research, technology, development, and innovation,” Creed said.
Killeen, from Co. Roscommon, is a retired CEO of Colas Group in Ireland and a retired managing director of Cold Chon Galway Ltd.
During a long and diverse career, he has worked on significant Local Government projects and worked with large engineering firms internationally.
In 2009 he was chairman of the Volvo Ocean Race event in Galway and in 2012 was president of the Volvo Ocean Race finale and festival.
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