Dance Theatre of Ireland
Board of Directors
Dance Theatre of Ireland is currently working to be compliant with the following codes of conduct with regard to charitable organisations and intends to have completed the process by the end of 2015.
The Governance Code as a Type B organisation
ICTR Statement of Guiding Principles on Fundraising http://www.ictr.ie/content/fundraising-codes-practice
Website compliant to Standard B on the Governance Transparency Scale
Robert Burke is a solicitor who has retired from full time legal practice and now mainly acts as a director on boards of a number of companies engaged in a wide range of activities, many of which are regulated entities. He also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He is the longest serving member of the board of DTI and has wide experience of artistic, educational and other not-for-profit organisations and the governance regimes applicable to them.
Nick Curtis-Davis is an innovator and marketeer with a passion for enabling businesses to do things differently in the pursuit of new opportunities and growth. He is is currently leading Guinness innovation for Diageo's Western Europe business. Prior to joining Diageo Nick has worked with Bewleys and The Coca-Cola Company in a variety of leadership roles in innovation, change management and technical & operations management
Patrick Delaney has worked for the Irish Tourist Board, and as Vice president of Sales & Marketing Adare Festival, Adare Manor, was president of Site (Society of Incentive and Travel Executives), and has been on the power 50 list by Conference & Incentive Travel (UK) a directory of the most inspirational people in the UK and Ireland. He has been Vice President of MCI/ Industry Relations and Ovation Global, a communications an event management company. He is currently Managing Partner of SooNua, along with Padraic Gilligan, a Boutique Consultancy Firm working with enterprises and destinations in the Meetings and Events Industry. Patrick’s passion and charisma in the industry has been honoured with various awards at the meeting and events industry’s premier shows including the IMEX Academy Award in 2009 and the EIBTM 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. Delaney also serves on the advisory board for EIBTM and the Board of Directors for INCON Group,
Caroline Fitzgerald’s is a Theatre Director and was Assistant and Associate Director of the Abbey Theatre in the 90`s. She directed works by Sebastian Barry, Dermot Bolger, Frank McGuinness, Fergus Linehan and Ulick O`Connor. Recent productions include "Weighing In" by Ger Gallagher (Bewleys Café Theatre, National Tour). "Baglady" by Frank McGuinness at the Focus Theatre and on tour; "Click" by Michael Collier at the New Theatre, "Overtime" by Jane McCarthy at the New Theatre. Other productions include "Click" by Michael Collier at the New Theatre, "The Sanctuary Lamp" by Tom Murphy (Galloglass Theater Co, Clonmel and national tour). She has directed several Jennifer Johnston works including "Moonlight and Music" and “Waiting”. Other works include: "According to Sydney" by Gerry Lynch (Mill Theatre, Dundrum); "Jo Bangles" by Dave Lorden (Focus), and "Billy the Boat Loves Angeline" by Isobel Mahon (New Theatre).
Gail Gilliland studied dance from the age of 3 in Derry and later in London for 12 years--her interests have been in dance, singing & piano (which she teaches). She supports musical events such as the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, John O' Conor's Dublin International Piano Competition & KBC Music in a Great Irish Houses. She has been on the Board of two Educate Together schools: Dalkey School Project & Gorey Educate Together as well as the Executive body for Educate Together. She is a member the International Womens’ Choir and the Dun Laoghaire Choral Society. Gail is a life-long dance and equestrian enthusiast, supporting the work of Festina Lente (who teach riding to all including people with physical & mental difficulties) She also has an interest in Horticulture (is a member of the International Dendrology Society) and is avid hiker – hiking Kilimanjaro, China, Oregon, Indonesia, Bhutan, Sikkim, the Alps, Pyrenees and Iceland.
Eadaoin McCarthy is Marketing Director at Kerry Group-who are opening their global innovation centre in Naas, Co.Kildare this year. Eadaoin’s passion for food has been the bedrock of her career having worked across many leading brands such as Denny, Bewleys, Donegal Catch , Kellogg. An avid food junkie, Eadaoin has also travelled across all continents in search of the newest food trend and oldest traditions. She also has a Licentiate Diploma in Speech and Drama -and taught mime and improvisation. Her love of the arts transfers into comedy, cinema and dance.
Former advertising agency planning director Kay Scorah founded Have More Fun Ltd 27 years ago. The company helps multi-cultural and multi-functional groups to co-create and co-operate more joyfully and effectively by realising the importance of visual and somatic as well as verbal communication. Clients range from major multinationals like Procter and Gamble to local charities such as Sophia Housing in Dublin and Sue Ryder Care in England. As well as her business experience, she is a dance and physical theatre practitioner and has created and performed in shows in Dublin, London and New York.