About the Board
The current Board of Directors is made up of people with a range of important skills and experience: from finance and funding experience, management experience, experience on other boards (paid and voluntary), and in technology. The board’s vision for the centre is to make the Glens Centre an indispensable part of the cultural life of the North West.
Current Board Members
Scott Coombs (Chair) is a Business Analyst with Version 1, an Irish IT consultancy based in Ireland and the UK. Scott has been active in the book arts in both the US and Ireland and served on the board of the Pacific Centre for the Book Arts in San Francisco.
Mary Mulvey is CEO of Ecotourism Ireland, Ireland’s only ecotourism NGO developing credible standards for Irish tourism.
Hubert McMorrow is active in amateur drama in Ireland and is a past chair of the Amateur Drama League of Ireland. Hubert is a past chair of the Glens Centre and has been associated with the centre since its foundation.
Mary McAuliffe is Programme Director for the Creative State North West Public Private Partnership. She has over twenty five years experience working in the public sector, including Arts Officer, Waterford Corporation, Head of Arts, Sligo County Council, Project Leader, Creative Sligo Initiative and Project Manager, The Greenfort Cultural Regeneration Strategy.
Annette Clancy lectures in Organisational Behaviour at UCD’s School of Business and has worked as an organisational consultant primarily in the arts and cultural sector. She was Artistic Director of Garter Lane Arts Centre, Programme Administrator of the Dublin Theatre Festival, Administrator of the Soho Theatre Company, London.
Marian Flanagan is a barrister in the Republic of Ireland. She worked in the arts and cultural sector for twenty years in organisations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, including the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry and the Dublin Writers’ Festival. She worked jointly for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and An Chomhairle Ealaíon and her brief included cross-border cooperation and partnerships with local government.
Rossa Ó Snodaigh is an original member of the internationally renowned band Kíla. He’s a director of the Irish Writers Centre, Seachtain Na Gaeilge, and Glór Ghleannta Liatroma. He’s a published author, has produced radio plays and documentaries, and is a broadcaster with TG4. He is a prominent advocate for the Irish language and was instrumental in setting up Gaelscoil Chluainín and Aonad Loch Gile. He also runs and programs An Puball Gaeilge at the Electric Picnic.
Peter Kearns has worked in the areas of community arts and rights for people with disabilities since the early 1990s. He was a special advisor to the Scottish Arts Council and the NI Arts Council, and a disability arts mentor for the Irish Arts Council. Peter lectures on disability studies and documentary film making, while also devising and directing Forum Theatre productions throughout Ireland. He is a former director of Dublin City Arts and current runs the research and development business known as The Workhouse.