Mark de Faoite

Director of Enterprise, Employment & Property

Údarás na Gaeltachta
Na Forbacha
Co. na Gaillimhe
H91 TY22

091 503100 mark@udaras.ie

Mark White is the Director of Enterprise, Employment, Property & Engineering in Údarás na Gaeltachta. The Údarás is responsible for attracting and developing employment into the Gaeltacht to secure viable livelihoods, and to ensure a sustainable future for the community and for Irish as a living language, through these efforts.

Mark has worked in the private sector as an entrepreneur for most of his career.  He co-founded Nowcasting Weather in County Clare in 1999 providing weather forecasting services.  The company was sold and continues to operate with its new owners MeteoGroup.  This experience supports his work with Gaeltacht companies.

Mark has a particular interest and experience base in the marine sector, an area which is of particular importance to Údarás, given that such a large part of the Gaeltacht is located on the Atlantic Coast. He has a PhD in marine science and over 30 years’ experience in the marine and high tech sectors.

This is Mark’s second immersion in the public sector, having worked as a senior manager in the Marine Institute (1995 – 1999).