Major promotion: Graham Doyle, the Department of Transport's new Secretary General.

Major promotion: Graham Doyle, the Department of Transport's new Secretary General.


A Waterford man’s ‘superb mix of skills and experience’ has led to him being appointed Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
Former Waterford Airport CEO Graham Doyle (41), who’s originally from Lismore Heights, will take over from current Secretary General, Tom O’Mahony, on October 31st, following a public competition under the Top Level Appointments Committee.
Mr Doyle, a past pupil of St Paul’s Community College, joined the Department of Transport in 2013 as an external recruit to the Civil Service. He currently heads the Public Transport portfolio with Sustainable Transport and Freight and previously had overall responsibility for Road Safety
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr Doyle holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Waterford Institute of Technology, a Masters of Accounting and an MBA. He recently graduated from the British Civil Service’s Major Projects Leadership Academy at Oxford University. He worked with PwC on the consulting side for 11 years and was seconded as Financial Advisor to the Department of Transport in 2004 and 2005.
Son of Annette and Peter Doyle, retired editor of the Waterford News & Star, Mr Doyle is married to Tracey and the couple have three children, Mia, Freya and Zach.
Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said Mr Doyle has a critical role to play in supporting economic recovery and enhancing the country’s future economic and social development.
“Graham has a superb mix of skills and experience which equip him perfectly to lead the Department through the challenges which lie ahead”, the Minister noted.