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Appointment of Six New Members to ACNI Board

The Department for Communities has announced the appointment of six new members to the board of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Read the full announcement at https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/news/appointments-board-arts-council-ni-0  and below:

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced the appointment of six new members to the Board of the Arts Council NI following an open competition.  She has extended the first terms of appointment of Dr Katy Radford (Vice-Chair) and Cian Smyth (Board member) with effect from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020. They have both served on the Board since 1 December 2015.

The Minister also agreed to a new open competition for the appointment of a Chair, Vice-Chair and further members to the Board, with further details to be released over the coming months.

The new members of the Board are:

  • Miss Julie Andrews
  • Mrs Lynne Best
  • Mr Liam Hannaway
  • Mr Sean Kelly
  • Ms Una McRory
  • Mr Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

These six appointments are with effect from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2024.

Welcoming the appointments, the Minister said:

“I look forward to these individuals bringing their particular skills and experiences to their new positions at this particularly difficult time for the arts sector, and help lead on its recovery.”

The Arts Council thanked outgoing board member Dr Siún Hanrahan as well as recent former members Anna Carragher, Paul Mullan , Katherine McCloskey, Noelle McAlinden, Dr Leon Litvack and David Alderdice.