The University of Limerick Foundation has appointed a new CEO, who has also taken up the new role of Vice President Development at UL.

UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald confirmed the appointment of Harvey Duthie to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the UL Foundation and UL Vice President Development. He replaces David Cronin, who has taken up the role as the new president and chief executive of Ireland Funds America.

Mr Duthie spent the last ten years in London working on major global fundraising campaigns. His clients have included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Oxford University, Africa Centres for Disease Control, UNHCR and Singapore Management University, among others.

From Ballinasloe, Co Galway, he is a finance graduate of Maynooth University.

In the new role as UL Vice President Development, he will shape a plan to support UL’s development ambitions, with input from across the University.

Dr Fitzgerald said: “I am delighted to announce that Harvey Duthie has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the UL Foundation and UL Vice President Development.

“Harvey will serve as the senior staff member of the Foundation, providing guidance and support to the Board, the Chair and the President, as well as to University faculty and administrators. Harvey will be responsible for the formulation, development and implementation of the Foundation’s fundraising policy and strategy and will have the lead role in the solicitation of gifts.


“As a senior executive with demonstrable experience of leading successful capital campaigns and fundraising initiatives with more than 50 clients across the United Kingdom, Ireland, mainland Europe and the United States, Harvey has extensive experience of planning, managing, and implementing programs aimed to achieve fundraising goals and mission impact.”

Mr Duthie said: “I am excited to be joining the University at such an important moment in its history and playing a part in the ambitious UL@50 development plans.”


About UL Foundation 

The University of Limerick Foundation is engaged in fundraising for the University from private individuals, foundations and business.

Building on its heritage, UL remains strongly committed to widening access to higher education and supporting talent in entrepreneurship, sports and creativity, across all disciplinary areas. 

Scholarships, bursaries and awards play a vital role in realising UL’s vision and in nurturing the talent and diversification of the student body.