John McColgan’s career as a multi award-winning producer and director began in the mid-seventies at RTÉ Television where he went on to become Head of Entertainment and he was also Head of Weekend Entertainment at TVAM – ITV’s breakfast television service. He played a key role in the evolution of Riverdance from the original seven-minute dance number and went on to direct the full stage-show spectacular. John has many directorial credits, including the critically-acclaimed production of Dion Boucicault’s 19th century melodrama The Shaughraun.
In recognition of his services to the arts and the entertainment industry, John received an honorary doctorate of law from the National University of Ireland. He is also an accomplished photographer with a keen interest in human rights issues around the world.