Fiona Bell

Chief Executive

Fiona leads the thrive team and is responsible for the overall strategy, direction, and culture of the organisation. With over 20 years of experience in the cultural sector, Fiona understands the needs of organisations at both a policy and operational level. She makes sure that thrive delivers on those needs and is passionate about driving audience-led change.

Laura Cusick

Client Relationships Director

Laura is currently on maternity leave until August 2022.

Laura uses audience insights to help challenge and inspire clients in the cultural sector to strengthen their relationships with audiences. Previous to becoming Client Relationships Director, Laura served as Thrive’s Research Executive for five years, helping cultural organisations across NI to better understand audience motivations, behaviours, and attitudes. She holds an MBA from Queen’s University Belfast.

Christine Bowen

Business Support Executive

Christine provides invaluable support for the thrive team. From office management and operational support for projects, to assisting our CEO in ensuring thrive’s good governance and strategic growth. Christine has over 10 years’ experience in the arts sector in operations and marketing roles - working for venues, festivals and support organisations.

Maurane Ramon

Client and Communications Manager

Maurane is the line manager and project lead for the Client Delivery team. She provides marketing and audience development consultancy to external clients. She also manages communications for thrive, including our website, social media, newsletter and visual identity. Previous to thrive, she worked in a music PR agency and has been using her skills in various music festivals and events around the ROI and NI. She holds a BA in Communications and a MA in Arts Management & Cultural Policy.

Victoria Richardson

Research Executive

Victoria helps clients better understand their audiences. Upon graduating with a BSc in Geography, she worked in a data analytical role for a business insights company. She is very pleased to be working for an organisation that allows her to combine her statistical skills with her love of the arts.

Catherine McLaughlin

Client Relationships Executive

Catherine provides project-management support to all of thrive’s clients and is often the first port of call for help and advice. She provides training for both ourselves and on behalf of our clients, alongside managing our events programme. Catherine has a degree in Fine Art and a Masters in Marketing and has worked in a variety of marketing roles in visual arts organisations.

Christina Graham

Finance Executive

Christina provides finance support to thrive, from day to day finance activities and cashflow management to report preparation for the senior leadership team and Board. She has over 15 years experience in finance roles and a passion for arts, culture and Northern Ireland.

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