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Design & Crafts Council Ireland CEO Rosemary Steen to step down this summer after four years

Posted 05.06.2024
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Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) has today confirmed that Rosemary Steen will step down from the role of CEO later this summer after more than 4 years in the role. Ms. Steen will take on a new position in September 2024 which will be announced shortly. A process for recruitment of a new CEO has commenced and interim arrangements will be put in place.


Commenting on the announcement DCCI Chairperson Mr Peter Hynes said:


“I want to thank Rosemary for all her work in repositioning  DCCI over the past four years and in particular for her work in promoting Irish craft and design internationally.  I wish her well in her future career and I know she will always be a supporter of our community. We will begin the search for her replacement shortly. I will shortly commence, together with my board colleagues, the search for a new CEO to build on what’s been achieved at DCCI and support the great potential of the design and craft sector in Ireland.”


Rosemary Steen said: “It has been a privilege to serve as CEO of DCCI. We have achieved a lot in the last four years and adapted to a new strategic approach. This brought a lot of change and growth in funding to the organisation which delivered the strong results we saw at the AGM last week. I would like to thank all of our team, Board, independent advisors, for their hard work and support. I wish our Chair and everyone involved the very best for the future.”