Carrie Matchett (Chair)

Carrie is a self-employed consultant specialising in governance and strategy. She has over twenty years’ experience working in audience-facing roles for the BBC in Northern Ireland and across the UK.

Richard Blakeman

Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser with over 12 years’ experience working in practice and is currently working at ASM Chartered Accountants

Rory Clifford

Rory leads business development at awarding winning VR Studio Retinize. He has over 10 years marketing and sales experience in the film, TV, gaming and events industries in Northern Ireland.                                                   

Rachel Fitzpatrick

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.

David Magowan

David is a Civil Engineer and owner of Protean Project Management Limited. He comes to thrive with over 25 years construction Project Management experience gained at home, GB, Switzerland and South East Asia.

Lesley McClure

Lesley has over 25 years' experience in market and social research. She has been managing Director of Ipsos MORI in Ireland and Northern Ireland and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Ulster Business School in the Ulster University.

Aaron Roddy

Aaron is a solicitor with Northern Ireland law firm Carson McDowell LLP. He has a specialist interest in commercial law advising many of the UK’s leading companies on a range of issues including contract, intellectual property and data protection matters.

Richard Whan

Richard is a Chartered Accountant and the owner of Simplicity Accounting, a Chartered Accountant Practice with an emphasis on creative, tech, and start-up businesses. 

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