Nuala Gallagher

Executive Team

About Nuala Gallagher

Nuala has been working in development and placemaking internationally for over 20 years. Prior to taking up her role in Limerick she was she was Director for Economy of Place with Bristol City Council leading on the direction and implementation of the Council’s inclusive growth agenda and physical renewal of Bristol within the West of England region. Preceding that she was Director of City Centre Development with Belfast City Council where she established a new development and regeneration department for the city with the transfer of powers from central government in Northern Ireland. This role focused on the strategic development and placemaking of Belfast, development and investment propositions, a city investment fund, city marketing, stakeholder and community engagement, and leading on the councils first JV with the private sector.

Earlier roles include Head of Regeneration with the London Borough of Newham; leading one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe with a focus on inclusive growth and development benefitting all Newham residents. Remit included post-Olympic projects in Stratford to delivery of schemes with the private sector and the councils own housing company, bringing 15,000 homes to Canning Town and Custom House. It also included the redevelopment of London’s Royal Docks working closely with the GLA on London’s only Enterprise Area. Prior to London, Nuala worked in New York City in both private and non-profit sector, leading on sustainable urban development in a low-income area of East New York, as well as teaching at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Nuala is a registered architect and a graduate of Columbia University with Masters in Urban Design Earlier work included Executive Architect for Housing with Donegal County Council, and several years working as an architect in the private sector in Dublin and Donegal.