Peter Finnegan is Director of Economy & International Relations with Dublin City Council and Acting Assistant City Manager. His responsibilities include economic development, international relations, research and access programmes. He is the senior manager responsible for the development of the Digital Agenda in Dublin and for Smart City Initiatives. Peter has led the development of cooperation agreements with cities such as San Jose (USA), Guadalajara (Mexico), Beijing, Moscow, St Petersburg, and Barcelona.
Peter was previously Director of the City Development Board. This was a multi-agency Board delivering social, economic and cultural programmes. Prior to his move to Local Government, he had led organisational change and rightsizing with the Ireland’s major telecom company. Having begun working as Director of the National Youth Council Peter moved to Ireland’s National Training and Employment Agency (FAS) where he managed enterprise and employment programmes. Peter holds an MA from Maynooth University and an MBA from Dublin City University.