Gráinne O'Rourke, Head of Communications
Gráinne O'Rourke has worked in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors over the course of her career. Gráinne worked in a variety of businesses from enterprise-creation to animation before taking on the establishment of a green-field operation in DIT, a higher education institution (now TU Dublin), in 1996.
Gráinne then moved to another bespoke role as Head of Marketing in the DIT Faculty of Applied Arts (later the College of Arts & Tourism). Her work there involved the development of market research and marketing policy. She also managed a number of high-level music performances and conferences including a major international Higher Education conference in 2010.
Having worked in the public sector for a number of years, Gráinne moved to the charity sector in 2011 as Communications Manager/Department Head at the Irish Cancer Society. In January 2017, Gráinne took on the role of Head of Communications at the Society and continued to drive and develop the external and internal strategic communications function. Gráinne moved on from the Society in January 2019 and has been engaged in a number of projects since then, including her work on vaccine hesitancy and as a Board Member of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland.
Gráinne has degrees in Communications: Film and Broadcasting, and Law and an MA in Media Studies. She recently returned to study again completing a PG Certificate in Creative Thinking, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Trinity College, and a Train the Trainer qualification at DDLETB.