Dublin, 27 October 2017 - Science Foundation Ireland has announced the appointment of Dr Ciarán Seoighe as Deputy Director General of Science Foundation Ireland. Ciarán joins Science Foundation Ireland from Accenture and will commence duties on the 15th January 2018.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Irish Government said, “I am delighted to welcome Ciarán to Science Foundation Ireland as Deputy Director General. Ciarán brings significant international leadership and industry expertise, as well as experience in corporate strategy, transformation and business development, to Science Foundation Ireland.”

Ciarán holds a BA (Mod) in Natural Science and PhD in Quantum Physics from Trinity College Dublin and has a wealth of experience across a variety of sectors from his career in Accenture both in Dublin and South Africa