Tom Dowling


Tom Dowling Chairperson

Tom Dowling is the Chairperson of the Discovery Programme Board, following nomination by the Heritage Council, he was elected Chairperson on 19 March 2021. Mr Tom Dowling, a Laois native, is a former local government chief executive of Meath and Carlow County Councils, having held senior management positions in Dun Laoghaire Borough Council and Clare County Council. He is a Chartered Director with extensive corporate governance experience. In his time in local government and following retirement Tom has had a keen focus on community development, especially as chair and founder of Co-operation Ireland’s Pride of Place competition. He has also engaged with the community and business sector as chair and advisor to Bank of Ireland’s Enterprising Towns Awards.