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James Kelly – appointed to the board September 2004
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 complimented 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 Uversity on their MA in Creative Practice Programme.
Nick Costello – – appointed to the board September 2014
Nick Costello is Senior Marketing & Publicity Manager for Warner Bros. Pictures in Ireland. He started work at The Irish Film Institute shortly after the opening of The Irish Film Centre where he co-ordinated the national celebrations for the centenary of cinema, providing useful local knowledge for a marketing and education stint at Opera Theatre Company. He was at OTC for an exciting run of tours with productions of Mozart, Handel, Stravinsky and tellingly, Gavin Quinn’s inventive production of Tom Johnson’s “The Four – Note Opera”. Costello went on to manage accounts at Kate Bowe PR before becoming a freelance publicist working with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Pan Pan and a range of contemporary dance, music, film and festival clients. He joined WB in 2008.
Chrissie Poulter– appointed to the board April 1994
Chrissie Poulter, Head of Drama at Trinity College Dublin, is a director, devisor and trainer. She has been lecturing at Trinity College Dublin since 1990. She has a BA (Hons) Drama & Theatre Arts (Birmingham ‘76) and an MA in Cultural Studies (Leeds ‘90). She has worked as a theatre-maker throughout. Her work centres on the application of theatre arts to non-theatre contexts … and vice versa…the application of what is learnt from such a process back into the world of professional theatre practice.
Chrissie is increasingly asked to apply her work to the public, private and voluntary sectors. She has been a senior manager, consultant, chair of numerous committees and was a member of the Northern Ireland Arts Council for 6 years in the 1990s. She has also served as a board member of IETM (Informal European Theatre Meeting), a network of over 500 theatre and dance producers/directors/programmers from 50 countries. She is currently on the boards of theatre, film and festival projects in Ireland and abroad.
Leslie McKimm– appointed to the board September 2004
Lesley McKimm is a Producer and Co-Managing Director of Newgrange Pictures. A graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre for Theatre Studies in Trinity College, she produced, line produced and post supervised feature films, documentaries, TV dramas, and shorts as a freelancer prior to founding the production company Comet Film and Television in 1998. At Comet, she produced the TV series Any Time Now and No Tears. She joined Newgrange in 2006 and produced the feature film Happy Ever Afters, she is currently developing the screenplay An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination with Lauren Mackenzie. She has been on the board of the Irish Film Board since 2005 and is a graduate of EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs 1998) and the Media Business School (2002).
Com O’Dwyer – appointed to the board December 2005
Colm O’Dwyer SC is an Irish barrister (Senior Counsel) who specialises in human rights, asylum, immigration and public law. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the King’s Inns and was called to the Bar of Ireland in 1997. He regularly pleads before the Superior Courts in Ireland and has appeared for the applicants in a number of significant and frequently cited cases in the areas of asylum, protection, citizenship, EU and immigration law. Colm is currently chairman of the Bar of Ireland Human Rights Committee and a director of the charity Ruhama.
Remuneration per annum €30,000 – €40,000 bracket
Remuneration per annum €20,000 – €30,000 bracket