Dr. John Tierney took up the position of Managing Director of Irish Water with effect from 29th April 2013. Irish Water is the new national water authority being established to deliver water services. John joined Irish Water from Dublin City Council where he was City Manager since September 2006.
He was previously City Manager in Galway City and County Manager in Fingal. John holds a BA and an MA in Public Management from the Institute of Public Administration and a Doctorate in Governance from Queens University Belfast. John was appointed Chairman of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority in June 2012. He is on the Board of the National Sports Campus Development Authority and is a member of the Governing Authority of Dublin City University.