New Head of Governance and Corporate Affairs at the ERC

September 2021: The ERC is delighted to welcome our new Head of Governance and Corporate Affairs, Damian Downes, and congratulate him on his appointment.

 Damian was previously Director of Corporate Services at the Medical Council (2019 – 2021), and College Secretary and Registrar at the National College of Art and Design (2011 – 2019). Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive at Kilkenny Arts Festival, and also worked as Head of Finance at the National University of Ireland.

 Damian will oversee corporate projects and provide leadership and strategic direction on a range of critical functions including risk, compliance, data governance, communications, and financial management.

 Our new Head of Governance and Corporate Affairs joins us at an exciting and challenging time, which coincides with the development of ERC’s second strategic plan (2022-2024).