Foras na Mara

New Marine Institute Chairman Appointed

Jim FennellThe Marine Institute are delighted to announce that Mr. Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food has appointed Mr. Jim Fennell as Chairman of the Marine Institute.  

Mr. Fennell, a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, holds the position of Financial Controller and Secretary to the Governing Body of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).   

In addition to his role at GMIT he also holds a number of directorships including:  

  • Treasurer of Galway Chamber of Commerce
  • Galway Technology Centre
  • An Chéim (Collaborative Higher Education Information Management) – including Chairman of Audit Committee
  • HEAnet (Ireland’s National Education and Research Network) and
  • Chairman of the HEAnet Finance Sub-committee Mayo County Council Audit Committee  

Mr Fennell will be attending the Marine Institute Board meeting on 9th December and we look forward to a productive relationship over the coming years in the ongoing work and development of the Institute.