The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has announced that Tania Banotti is to be appointed as Director of the Creative Ireland Programme with effect from June.
Ms Banotti takes up the role after more than five years as chief executive of the advertising trade body the Institute for Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI). She was credited with reinvigorating the body during her time in charge.
She replaces John Concannon, who moved late last year to become director of the strategic communications unit in the Department of the Taoiseach.
In a note to the advertising industry, Ms Banotti described Creative Ireland as “a massively ambitious project”. Before joining IAPI, she was chief executive of Theatre Forum Ireland and she previously held a number of other roles in the arts.