Meet the people who make Galway International Arts Festival happen.

Board of Directors →

Chief Executive: John Crumlish 

Artistic Director: Paul Fahy

Finance & Administration

Financial Controller: Gerry Cleary

Festival Administrator: Elizabeth Duffy 

Admin & Production Assistant: Ciara O'Reilly

Interns: Carly Zimmerman and Davis Jones

Selected co-ordinator: Shelley Troupe

Development & Marketing 

Communications & Development Manager: Hilary Martyn  

Fundraising Manager: Aisling O’Sullivan 

Digital Marketing Executive: Jo Lavelle


Publicity Manager: Gwen O'Sullivan 

Press Assistant: Una Joyce

Festival Producing Team

Operations Manager: John Donnelly 

Production Managers: Adam Fitzsimons and Rob Usher

Programme Editorial Manager: Tracey Ferguson

Programme Consultants
Eithne Hand, First Thought Talks
Gugai McNamara, Absolut Big Top
Brendan O’Regan, Traditional Music

Box Office

Box Office Manager: Helen Collins


Programme Manager: Emma Reagan

Artist Liaisons

Liam Parkinson, Hugh Lavelle, Philip Sweeney & Michael Mulroy