New CEO for Wexford Festival

Randall Shannon has been appointed interim CEO of Wexford Festival Opera taking up the role immediately, and replacing David McLoughlin, who served in the role for thirteen years.


Mr Shannon started his career as an orchestral musician in London before developing a career in arts management. He has held Chief Executive positions with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Opera Theatre Company, Opera Northern Ireland, Buxton International Festival and an interim Chief Executive role in Opera Theatre Company. 

Mr Shannon has been a frequent visitor to the Wexford Festival since 1985 and acted as Opera Advisor to the Arts Council between 2007 and 2020. 

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