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The Western Development Commission (WDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ciara Jordan as the new Head of Marketing and Communications. With over fifteen years of experience in leading, developing, and implementing innovative communications strategies across various industries, Ciara brings a wealth of expertise to her new role. 

A native of Galway and a former journalist, Ciara holds an MA in Journalism and Media Communications. She has a proven track record as a seasoned communications professional, having commenced her career as a news journalist for national titles such as the Irish Independent, The Sunday Business Post, and The Irish Daily Mail.  

Throughout her career, Ciara has demonstrated her commitment to making a positive impact, particularly in humanitarian development. Her previous roles include positions with GOAL Global and Plan International, where she played pivotal roles in responding to crises including Ebola, El Nino, and the Syria Crisis. 

In her most recent role as Communication Manager at Aldi Ireland, Ciara led a comprehensive multi-channel consumer communications strategy. Prior to that, she served as Head of Communications at Fuzion Communications, where she oversaw client services across corporate, consumer, public affairs, and government sectors. 

Ciara Jordan, Head of Marketing and Communications, WDC


Allan Mulrooney, CEO of the Western Development Commission, warmly welcomed Ciara’s appointment, stating, “Ciara’s extensive experience and proven track record in developing and implementing innovative communications strategies make her an exciting addition to our team. Her dedication to driving positive change, coupled with her deep understanding of both the Western Region and the broader communications landscape, will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success and growth of the Western Development Commission.” 

Commenting on her new role, Ciara said, ” I am excited to work alongside the talented team at WDC to make a meaningful difference in our communities and drive positive change. Having returned to the West of Ireland, I am passionate about leveraging my skills and experience to promote the economic and social development of the west. “