Forfás Board members are appointed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.  The current Board includes the Secretary General of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and representatives from state agencies. The Board is chaired by Eoin O’Driscoll, Chairman of Southwestern.


Eoin O'Driscoll - Forfás Board member  Eoin O'Driscoll 
Chairman - Southwestern

Board Members

Martin Shanahan - Forfás CEO  Martin D. Shanahan
Chief Executive, Forfás 
Mark Ferguson - Forfás Board Member

Mark Ferguson 
Director General, Science Foundation Ireland

John Murphy - Forfás Board Member

John Murphy 
Secretary General, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Barry O'Leary - Forfás Board member  Barry O'Leary
Chief Executive, IDA Ireland
Frank Ryan - Forfás Board member  Frank Ryan
Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland

Secretary to the Board   

Michael O'Leary  Michael O'Leary, Forfás