The Board of the GDA is appointed by the Minister for Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science.

It has a three year term and the current Board was appointed in November 2018.


Mr Paul O’Toole

Chief Executive

Mr Ger Casey

Cllr Deborah Byrne

Ms Deirdre Scully

Mr Luke McManus

Mr Jim Curran
Ms Mellany McLoone

Dr Paul Horan
Nomination process underway

Mr David Conway
Mr Jack MacGowan
Mr Ciarán McCaffrey
Ms Julie Herlihy
Mr James Gough
Prof. Terri Scott