Annette Nugent (Chair)

Annette Nugent is a freelance Marketing and Communications Consultant, who specialises in the cultural sector. She was previously Head of Communications for Temple Bar Properties (now Temple Bar Cultural Trust) and also worked with Dublin Tourism. She is a member of Theatre Forum and AMA (UK), was Chairperson of Project Arts Centre (2008-2011) and is currently a member of the NCFA Fundraising Committee. Annette is also a parent to two small boys, one of whom spent some time in Temple St Hospital, so is particularly interested in the needs of families of sick children in a hospital setting and how the arts can brighten everyone’s dark days in such environments.

Penelope Kenny (Outgoing Treasurer)

Penelope Kenny is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a former member of the Institute’s Council and also former Chairman of the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants. With over 20 years’ accounting experience, she is principal at ArtsGovernance, which offers consulting on corporate governance specialising in the arts and cultural sectors. Penelope is a non-executive director, treasurer and head of the finance and audit committee of a large non-profit organisation with assets of over €500 million. She holds an MA degree from University College Dublin, for which her thesis was corporate governance. Penelope Kenny is the author of Corporate Governance for the Irish Arts Sector.

Emma Morgan (Vice Chair)

Emma Morgan has worked in the non-profit sector for the last 8 years. Her main focus is on fundraising and development, specialising in direct marketing and regular giving. Currently the Donor Care Manager with Fighting Blindness, Emma also acts as a free-lance consultant advising on regular giving and telemarketing campaigns.

She holds an MA from University College Dublin in Cultural Policy and Arts Management, the focus of which was how charitable organisations use arts based programmes and products as part of their fundraising mix. In her spare time she is a painter and in the past has participated in community art projects and had illustrations published for a small not profit publication entitled “what not to say”.

Philip Flynn 

Philip Flynn is a practicing lawyer, musician and investor, with over ten years legal experience, both in house and in private practice, in the areas IT/IP, litigation, employment and commercial law. Philip is also an accomplished musician, who has recorded and released two albums under the moniker ‘flinders’. He also a poet and radio presenter, presenting a weekly music radio show on Dublin South FM.

Maeve McGrath

Maeve McGrath has 15 years business experience and is Head of Operations for Two-Ten Health, a software company with an international client base. Prior to entering the world of business, she qualified as a medical doctor from Queens University Belfast and acted professionally. Maeve holds an MA in Modern Drama from University College Dublin and is Mum to 3 young children.

Sheelah Moloney 

Sheelah Moloney is Director and Curator of 2020 Art Gallery in Cork city. With over 10 years experience in the arts sector, both commercial and municipal, she has a unique insight into arts audiences and arts events development. Sheelah holds a BA(hons) degree in History of Art from UCC as well as qualifications in event management and film production.

Iseult Byrne 

Iseult Byrne is a cultural producer with extensive experience in project development, implementation & management in the cultural field for the past 20 years. Including: Project Director European Capital of Culture legacy programme Dublin City Council; Deputy Director Dublin’s 2020 bid; Project Director Royal De Luxe The Giant’s Journey ‘Granny’ for Limerick National City of Culture; Producing Director Bram Stoker Festival 2014; Producer Big House Festival 2013; and many others.


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