Michael O Rourke becomes Debra's new Chairperson - Debra Ireland

Michael O Rourke becomes Debra’s new Chairperson

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael O Rourke as Debra’s Chairperson.

Michael has over 40 years’ experience in marketing and communications. He has served at senior management and director level in private and commercial semi-state companies, most recently as Director of Marketing and Communications in Horse Racing Ireland (HRI).

He is currently a director of Down Royal Racecourse and has been Chairman of the Irish Thoroughbred Industry Excellence Awards committee since 2015. 

About his role in Debra he said, “I have always admired the dedication and professionalism of Debra and their efforts to raise awareness of and improve services and supports for everyone with ‘butterfly skin’ in Ireland. I am honoured to join in those efforts as Chairperson and look forward to serving the needs of everyone impacted by EB, along with the Board and Executive Team.”