Film and theatre producer Arthur Lappin, who had been involved in the bid process, has been appointed chair of Galway 2020. He replaces Aideen McGinley who announced her intention to resign at the end of last year. Lappin has been a major figure in the arts and culture industry for many years. His award winning films include My Left Foot, The Field, In The Name of the Father and In America. His 20 stage productions have toured Ireland, UK and Australia. He is excited by public enthusiasm for and business engagement with Galway 2020.