Award-winning Nano Nagle Place has appointed a new CEO
He has heaps of experience.
And John Smith hopes to bring fresh ambition and optimism to his new role as the CEO of South Presentation Centre, which operates as Nano Nagle Place, following the departure of former CEO, Shane Clarke.
Mr Smith, a Cork native, has worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors for over 25 years. His background is in the areas of social justice, education, and community engagement, which makes him ideally suited for Nano Nagle Place, which seeks to build on the legacy of Nano Nagle.
Nagle founded schools for the Catholic poor in Cork at a time when Catholic education was illegal under the Penal Laws.
Today, the site continues the same mission into the 21st Century, providing support and care for people in need while becoming a hub for culture and community in Cork.
“Nano Nagle Place is an oasis in the heart of Cork City,” said Smith.
“Visitors to the complex can enjoy a warm welcome to a museum, heritage rooms, beautiful gardens, the Good Day Deli Cafe, both a design and gift shop and a Cork focussed book shop. Furthermore, the centre delivers thriving programmes through education, spiritual engagement, and community inclusion.
“I am looking forward to working with the talented and passionate Nano Nagle Place team, board, and stakeholders as we look ahead to the future with ambition and optimism.”