Recent appointments at IT Sligo

IT Sligo recently made appointments to the posts of Head of Development and Business Operations and Communication Manager. 

Sinéad McGovern has been appointed the position of Communication Manager and Gordon Ryan has taken up the position of Head of Development and Business Operations. 

The role of Head of Development and Business Operations will involve the management of the ongoing developments of the IT Sligo campus, with a focus on business development enterprise and innovation, while the  new position of Communication Manager focuses on the management of internal and external communication at the growing Institute. 

Gordon Ryan is a chartered accountant and brings a significant amount of financial and commercial expertise to IT Sligo, having held a range of positions in Ireland and abroad over the past 20 years including European Finance Director at Oasis Watercoolers (Ireland), Commercial Director in the Tedcastles Group, Senior Auditor at Grant Thornton and Pricewaterhouse Coopers, as well as a number of senior financial roles in the oil, energy and property industries. 

Gordon is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered & Certified Accountants and also a member of Irish Institute of Credit Management. 

He can be contacted at and 071 91 55222. 

New Communication Manager Sinéad McGovern is a native of Blacklion, Co Cavan, but has worked in the media and in public relations in Galway and Dublin for the past eight years. 

She comes to IT Sligo from the Fianna Fáil Press Office where she worked since 2006, and prior to that she worked as a journalist with the Galway Advertiser newspaper. 

Sinéad can be contacted at  and 071 91 55222.


Gordon Ryan, Head of Development and Business Operations.


 Sinéad McGovern, Communication Manager.