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John McGrillen

John McGrillen

Chief Executive

John McGrillen took up his post as CEO of Tourism NI on 1 July 2015. A former board member of Tourism NI, John was previously Director of Development at Belfast City Council where his responsibilities included urban development, tourism, economic and international development and the management of Belfast Waterfront and the Ulster Hall. Previously he was Chief Executive of Down District Council.

During his early career John worked for Short Brothers and the Industrial Development Board, the forerunner to Invest NI, before being appointed Chief Executive of NI-CO, a Belfast based international development consultancy.

John is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast. He also holds an MSc in Engineering Computation and an MBA in International Business.

Contact information: To contact the Chief Executive or another member of the Senior Management Team, please email executivesupportteam@tourismni.com and your enquiry/request will be dealt with as soon as possible.


Meetings of Chief Executive with Ministers and external organisations (Including meetings with newspaper and other media proprietors, editors and senior executives):

This information is available on request, please
email executivesupportteam@tourismni.com and your enquiry/request will be dealt with as soon as possible.