a.k.a The Dean

David Grant

David Grant is Chief Executive of Irish College Leuven and is responsible for the delivery of the organisation’s mission to support all sectors on the island of Ireland by maximising opportunities through European integration. He is a board member of the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, and Beleire – the Belgium Irish Business Networking Association.

David holds a diploma in Politics and Government, a bachelor’s degree in Public Management, and a master’s degree in European Integration and Regionalism.

Prior to joining Irish College Leuven, David was a Special Adviser to the Irish Government between 2005 and 2011, working at, the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of An Taoiseach (Prime Minister’s Office). He was an elected representative in Ireland for twenty years and served on two occasions as Mayor of his hometown Municipality.