Seamus John Byrne

Seamus John Byrne

Chief Executive Officer

Seamus joined the Gibraltar Youth Service as a volunteer in 1992 and since then has organised many social and community events from beauty pageants to fundraising initiatives for charity up to 2001.

He joined the Civil Service in 1999 as an Administrative Assistant and was posted to the Social Services Department. In 2000, after being promoted to Administrative Officer, he was appointed by the Minister for Social Services to organise the Gibraltar Fair, National Week and National Day Festivities, events he has now organised for over 16 years.

In 2004, Seamus was posted to the Ministry for Culture, as an Administrative Officer with event organising duties. Since then Seamus has been involved with coordinating, producing and organising many of Her Majesty’s Government social, cultural and leisure events, including the Tercentenary Celebrations, Bi-Centenary Celebrations, Royal Visit’s, Diamond Jubilee, Miss World Home Coming, Al Gore Conference, UEFA Celebrations, amongst others.

In 2009, Seamus was promoted to Executive Officer, which included the coordination of cultural events. Between September 2010 and July 2013, Seamus was also appointed PA to His Worship the Mayor that included the organising many of the Mayoral events, receptions and ceremonial functions including the Freedom of the City for Kaiane Aldorino, Freedom of the City for Lord Greville Janner, the Freedom of the City for the Marquis of Lothian, the Medallion of Distinction for Jared Mackintosh, and various Mayor’s Awards ceremonies, to mention a few. 

In 2011, he was promoted to Head of Events (HEO) in the Gibraltar Culture & Heritage Agency where he was responsible for organising and coordinating Government cultural events in Gibraltar.

In July 2014 he became one of the founder Directors of Gibraltar Cultural Services, with responsibility for all the events that GCS looks after.

In May 2016 he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer Designate at GCS, and will take over the CEO post upon the eventual retirement of the current CEO.

Seamus obtained a Certificate in Humanities in 2011, a Diploma in Humanities in 2014 and a BA (Hons) in Humanities from the Open University in 2015. He is currently working towards completing his Professional Certificate in Management also from in the Open University in March 2017. 

In his personal capacity, as part of his voluntary work, he has been part of the Gibraltar National Dance Organisation committee since 1995. Since 2011 he is the President of this official national governing body for Dance. He is an International Judge for the world governing body the International Dance Organisation (IDO) and IDO Ambassador for the Iberian Peninsula. He is also the founder member of M.O. Productions that is a voluntary group which organises educational cultural events for young people. He has organised many events from National Championships, to international workshops with renowned artists like Wayne Sleep OBE and the annual Gibraltar International Dance Festival. He was also involved in the production and organisation of many local productions including the Miss Gibraltar Pageant 2001, musicals & variety shows.