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James Kelly– appointed to the board June 2003
A graduate of UCD and KU Leuven (Belgium), James Kelly is a filmmaker working with a focus on documentary, in the areas of arts and education. His work has been funded by the Arts Council, TG4, RTE, the Irish Film Board and the BAI. He has complemented his filmmaking with work in a range of leading arts and cultural organisations, and has worked as Audience Advisor to the Arts Council, Director of the IFI’s Stranger Than Fiction Film Festival, Finance Manager of St. Patrick’s Festival. Teaching has formed a significant part of his practice, and over the years James has taught in UCD (Arts Management), IADT (Film School), Griffith College and ICD (Film & Video). He is a Creative Mentor with University on their MA in Creative Practice Programme.
Nick Costello – appointed to the board June 2013
Nick Costello is General Manager of Universal Pictures Ireland. Prior to this he led the marketing and publicity operation for Warner Bros. Pictures in Ireland after a career as a freelance publicist in film, theatre, performance and visual arts, and stints at Opera Theatre Company and the Irish Film Institute.
Simon Doyle – appointed to the board June 2019
Simon Doyle is a writer and dramaturg based in Dublin. For Pan Pan he co-wrote Oedipus Loves You (2006) with Gavin Quinn; and as dramaturg he worked on The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane (2010), Everyone Is King Lear In His Own Home (2012), The Seagull and Other Birds (2014), and Newcastlewest (2016). Other theatre work includes: Thwaite (2003), libretto for an opera by Jürgen Simpson, directed by Dick Bird in an Almeida Opera and Opera Theatre Company co-production; Off Plan (2010), an adaptation of The Oresteia by Aeschylus, directed by Rachel West in a RAW Theatre and Project Arts Centre co-production; The Truth of the Moon (2010), a monologue performed by Sonya Kelly and directed by Sophie Motley at the Dublin Fringe Festival; and The Shitstorm (2017), a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Maeve Stone in an Abbey Theatre and Dublin Fringe Festival co-production. He also works as a software engineer, specialising in eLearning.
Karen Mc Entegart – appointed to the board June 2020
A BComm (Accounting) and MBS (Finance) graduate of University College Dublin, Karen Mc Entegart is Global Head of Resilience at Refinitiv, responsible for the governance and assurance of the continuity and resilience of Refinitiv’s technology platforms. She has led operational resilience responses to numerous events including 9/11 in New York, London July 5 bombings, Japan earthquake and tsunami, COVID19, hurricanes, typhoons and other significant disasters. Her current focus of interest is Cyber Resilience and Chaos Engineering. Previously, Karen held similar positions at Thomson Reuters, Reuters and UBS in London, Lehman Brothers in New York and Citibank in Dublin.
Dr Amanda Piesse – appointed to the board November 2018
Amanda Piesse was educated at St John’s College, Oxford, taking her BA, MPhil, MA and D Phil there between 1983 and 1990. After brief spells working with the NHS in Liverpool (1990-1) and lecturing in the School of English at Durham University (1991-3), she took up a lectureship in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin in 1994 and worked there until she resigned in 2017. During that time she taught, supervised and published in the areas of early modern drama and children’s literature, regularly assisting in the preparation of research grant applications, and lecturing, examining and serving on interview panels for cognate disciplines and organisations. For five years she was Fellows’ representative to the College Board and chair of the student services committee; for three, Dean of Students; and for more than fifteen, honorary president of DU Players. Experience with PanPan to date has included advisory work on The Rehearsal: Playing the Dane, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Der Sturm. She currently lives in Northern Ireland.