Govt appoints new Secretary General to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

6th October, 2015

The Government today (Tuesday) appointed Graham Doyle as Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.  The appointment, which will take effect following the retirement of the current Secretary General, Tom O’Mahony, on 31st October, follows a public competition under the Top Level Appointments Committee.


Mr Doyle (41) joined the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in 2013 as an external recruit to the Civil Service.  He currently heads the Public Transport portfolio with Sustainable Transport and Freight, and previously had overall responsibility for Road Safety.  A native of Waterford, he was formerly CEO of Waterford Airport.  In 2004 and 2005, he was Financial Advisor to the Department of Transport on secondment from PwC, where he worked on the consulting side for eleven years.  A Chartered Accountant by profession, Graham also holds a Bachelor of Business Studies, a Masters of Accounting and an MBA. He recently graduated from the British Civil Service’s Major Projects Leadership Academy at Oxford University.  He is married to Tracey and has two daughters and a son.


Minister Paschal Donohoe said: ‘My Department has a critical role to play in supporting economic recovery and enhancing our future economic and social development.  Graham has a superb mix of skills and experience which equip him perfectly to lead the Department through the challenges which lie ahead’.


Minister Donohoe also paid tribute to the departing Secretary General. ‘Tom has made a very significant contribution to public service across a 43-year career.  As Secretary General since 2009, he has steered the Department adroitly through very difficult times and he leaves it in very good shape for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead’.