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Transparency International elects Irish campaigner to its Board of Directors

Transparency International's membership has elected John Devitt to its international Board of Directors at its Annual Membership Meeting in Indonesia. He is the first Irish person to have been elected to the governing body of the Berlin based anti-corruption organisation. Korean anti-corruption and civil rights campaigner Rev. Geo Sung Kim was also elected to a further three year term.

John Devitt founded the Irish chapter of TI in 2004 and is currently its Chief Executive. He is a communications specialist by training. A former press officer at the British Embassy in Dublin, he was also the first Irish member of its Public Diplomacy Committee. Before joining the TI movement he served as Trade Representative at the Irish Consulate in New Zealand.

A graduate of European Studies at the University of Limerick and of Public Relations at the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, John is Research Associate of the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin and a member of the National Union of Journalists and Institute of European Affairs.

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For more information on the Annual Membership Meeting resolutions and outcomes, and to read about some of the side meetings on topics such as asset recovery and transparency in the oil and gas industry, please go to: