The Chairperson – Conor Toal
Conor has worked in Sales and Marketing within the IT sector for 18 years, delivering software solutions to a wide range of clients in the utility, infrastructure and public sectors in the UK, Ireland and Europe. He holds an MA Marketing and has an active interest in the arts dating back to his undergraduate degree in English Literature and concurrent time in the Drama Society at Queen’s University Belfast.
Director – Anne Orr
For over 10 years, Anne has worked as a management consultant through her company Greenlight Consulting (NI) Ltd, to deliver business improvement solutions to clients in the arts, creative industries and utilities. Anne holds an MSSc in Organisation and Management (QUB, 2014). Other professional qualifications include Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO 9001:2000 Auditor certified and Prince2. Anne is passionate about using her skills in volunteer roles and is also a Board member of Source Photographic Review, an active member of the Soroptimist Belfast Club and is a mentor for Women In Business.
Director – Rachel Kennedy
Rachel is the Manager of EastSide Arts, a small company within EastSide Partnership, a regeneration organisation based in east Belfast. She is the Director of the annual EastSide and C.S. Lewis Festivals. Rachel has worked in the arts sector in Northern Ireland for more than 15 years, starting at the Ormeau Baths Gallery before moving to Down Arts Centre where she spent ten years developing the live events programme. Rachel is a Clore Fellow (2012/13) and is passionate about the role that creativity plays in all our lives, and the importance of the arts sector in ensuring quality of life in Northern Ireland. She sits on the boards of Dumbworld, Happenstance Theatre Company and Terra Nova Productions.
Director – John McGuckian
John is a partner in the Corporate team at Tughans solicitors advising, amongst other things, companies/entities in respect of their governance. John was a keen amateur dramatist in his youth and still enjoys the arts, albeit these days confined to spectating and assisting. John is also on the board of the Cathedral Quarter Trust.