Digital Hub appoints Gerry Macken as interim CEO

16 Jul 2014

Gerry Macken, new interim CEO at The Digital Hub

The Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) in Dublin has appointed Gerry Macken as its interim CEO following the departure of Edel Flynn, who previously served in that role.

Macken joins the DHDA from Dublin City Council, where he served as head of Internal Audit. Previously, he was CEO of Dublin City Enterprise Board. 

His appointment to the DHDA begins immediately.

The DHDA is the government agency that manages The Digital Hub enterprise and regeneration project in Dublin’s south-west inner city. 

In October 2012, it was announced that the agency would transition from the Department of Communications into Dublin City Council as part of the Government’s programme of public-service reform. 

Paul Holden, chairman of the board of The Digital Hub Development Agency, said Macken’s expertise in enterprise development and governance will be of major benefit to the agency.

Holden also paid tribute to Flynn.

“While welcoming Gerry on board, I would also like to acknowledge the leadership and commitment of Edel Flynn and her valuable contribution during her previous role as chief operations officer,” Holden said.

“Edel’s contribution to the growth of the agency as an international centre of excellence for growing digital enterprises in Ireland is strongly evident. Together with the board, I wish to express our gratitude to Edel for her efforts and wish her the very best with her future endeavours.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years