Rory is a PhD researcher at Ulster University School of Business and has over 10 years experience working within the screen industries in Northern Ireland within commercial/marketing.
Nuala is the Head of Policy at Disability Action. Nuala has expertise within research, policy and the creative industries. She has experience in a range of senior roles of developing strategic plans and budgets, and dealing with public finance. She is a member of the Board of NI Museum Council, Council Member of CCMS, Chair of Breastival and Member of the Women’s Budget Group. Nuala is a former Board Member of the Education Authority.
Rachel is a designer working at the interface of art and design. Her work has been presented at the Venice Biennale and she has collaborated with global brands such as Peugeot and The Hollywood Reporter creating bespoke installations for corporate and private clients.
Naomi is a Senior Manager within Allstate Northern Ireland. Her experience includes business optimisation and strategy development specialising in process and continuous improvement.
Connor is currently finance director at TotalMobile. A chartered accountant for 10 years, he has a wide range of financial experience including working with a number of the UK & Ireland's leading companies as part of the EY transactions team, and two years as Financial Controller at Medicare Pharmacy Group.
Fleur’s background as a professional dancer working in the commercial, corporate and theatrical sectors has informed her career as a Choreographer & Producer. Her emphasis is on live work with strong theatrical influences, be it for a musical, fashion show, community engagement project or corporate event. With 20 years in the business, she works both freelance and for Peter Corry Productions.
Mark is semi-retired and, up until recently, he was Finance Director at the international diagnostics organisation, Randox. Prior to this, Mark worked at Danske Bank in a number of senior positions including Corporate Finance. He continues to be involved with business through advisory work and non-executive roles. This includes board/trustee membership with NIACRO and National Museums NI.
John is an Associate Solicitor in Elliott Duffy Garret’s Corporate and Banking Department. He specialises in lending work across a range of institutional lenders and funders and advises on acquisitions, reorganisations and corporate governance across corporates, family-owned businesses, and public sector bodies, including charities.
Lisa has over a decade of experience working at the intersection of heritage and community. Her particular area of interest is community-focussed heritage-led regeneration.
She currently works as a freelance Heritage Practitioner and for Positive Carrickfergus as a Creative Producer.
Verity manages Portico Arts & Heritage Centre. She has expertise in arts administration, heritage interpretation, media production and research methods. Verity is on various committees including the Arts and Heritage Advisory Panel for Ards and North Down Council, Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership and Strangford Lough Tourism Cluster.
Margaret is Head of Engagement for the National Lottery Heritage Fund. She has worked in the cultural sector for over 30 years in a variety of roles involving marketing, strategic leadership and governance.