He previously held roles with Waterford Crystal and Bord Na Mona.
A Laois man is being appointed Chairperson of Kilkenny tourism.
Ciaran Conroy has been CEO of the civic trust in the county for five years and previously held roles with Waterford Crystal, Horse Racing Ireland and Bord Na Móna.
He's also previously coached the Laois minor hurlers and the senior camogie team in the O'Moore county.
Speaking about the role, Mr. Conroy said “I am thrilled to be taking up this new role at Kilkenny Tourism. While this is a challenging time for the tourism and hospitality sector there are many exciting opportunities ahead to build on Kilkenny’s excellent reputation. I am looking forward to working with our members and partners to develop the great work that the organisation has already done in positioning Kilkenny as a leading destination to visit.’’
He added “I plan to oversee the regrowth and sustainability of tourism in the county for 2021 and beyond and look forward to Kilkenny welcoming back visitors with a new and exciting tourism offering when it is safe to travel again.”