High Profile Entrepreneur Appointed as Chair of IT Carlow’s Governing Body


The Minister for Education and Skills has appointed the highly successful Tullow-born entrepreneur and business leader, John Moore, as Chairman of the Governing Body of Institute of Technology Carlow (ITC).

ITC is a leading higher education institution in the South East and South Leinster providing a wide range of higher education programmes, and extensive research and enterprise development opportunities. With a student population of 5000, a staff of over 600, a €30 m annual budget and operating across a wide range of campuses, the Institute is currently going through a major expansion process including the roll-out of €40 m building programme.

John Moore heads a group of businesses including Whitelite Automation and Moore Environmental and has interests in the motor industry, retail, property development and the service sector in Ireland, Britain and Turkey.   Educated at Patrician College, Ballyfin and UCD, Mr Moore has an international business background with Kentz and an outstanding entrepreneurial track record since 1993.

On his appointment, Mr Moore says “I have been greatly impressed by the academic achievements and enterprise development programmes at IT Carlow to date and I am immensely enthusiastic about driving strategy for the expansion of both its status and amenities.  With education at the top of the national agenda, this is a prime opportunity for the Institute to showcase and develop its contribution to Higher Education in Ireland.”

Mr Moore added ‘IT Carlow’s impressive new Student Services Centre, with additional sports, recreational and student support facilities, has just been completed and with more capital projects in the pipeline, the Institute is poised to expand both its course provision and facilities as the number of students continues to rise’.

Dr Ruaidhrí Neavyn, President of IT Carlow said that ‘John’s appointment is most welcomed and I believe his expertise will greatly enhance this phase of intensive growth for the Institute which is focussed on maximising its contribution to economic recovery, sustainable development and improved competitiveness and performance’.