Governing Body

GMIT is governed by a Body of members representing Institute and community interests and led by the Chair.

*Note: these details relate to Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). GMIT merged with LYIT and IT Sligo on 1st April, 2022 to form Atlantic Technological University (ATU). Please refer to for further details.


Governing Body Membership May 2020

  • Mr Cormac MacDonncha (Chairman)
  • Dr Orla Flynn (President)
  • Mr David Leahy (GRETB)
  • Cllr. Terry O’Flaherty (GRETB)
  • Cllr. Michael Maher (GRETB)
  • Cllr. Colm Keaveny (GRETB)
  • Ms Maureen Walsh (Ibec)
  • Cllr. Paul Murphy (LCETB)
  • Ms Siobháin Kennedy (Engineers Ireland)
  • Mr Joe Cunningham (ICTU)
  • Mr Gareth Roe (Academic Representative GMIT)
  • Dr Eleanor Rainsford (Academic Representative GMIT)
  • Mr Michael Geoghegan (Professional, Management & Support Staff Representative GMIT)
  • Ms Saidhbh McIntyre (Student Representative, Vice President for Welfare)
  • Mr Victor O’Loughlin (Student Representative, President Students' Union)
  • Ms Mary McGinley (Galway Chamber of Commerce)
  • Mr Tom Grady (MSLETB)
  • Ms Maria Ruddy (Irish Hotels Federation)