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Meet The Team

When we opened our doors in the summer of 2007, we had no staff, just fanatical volunteers. In June 2008, Stuart Bailie (founding CEO) and Charlotte Dryden became the centre’s first official workers. Since then, we have grown to eight core staff members who allow this amazing project to roll the way that it does.

In 2016, Oh Yeah entered a new phase. Stuart Bailie announced he would be moving on. In June, Charlotte was appointed as CEO and in October, Damien McAdams took up the new position of Operations Director.

 

Charlotte Dryden
Chief Executive Officer
Damien McAdams
Operations Director

 

Paul Kane
Music & Older People Manager
Sian Mulholland
Youth Engagement Manager

 

Seán Rickard
Venue Assistant
Ryan O’Neill
Venue & Rehearsals Coordinator

 

Lisa Schofield
Finance Assistant
Charlene Hegarty
Talent Development & Projects Coordinator

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shona McCarthy Chair
CEO, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Mike Edgar Vice Chair
Head of Entertainment and Events, BBC Northern Ireland

 

Kathy Bell Secretary
Human Resources
Jeremy Fitch Director
Director, Invest Northern Ireland

 

Gerard Murray Director
Head of Regeneration Sites Team, OFMDFM
Lynne McDowell Director
Head of Communication, PPL

 

Ailish McKenna Director
Associate at Bray & Krais Law Firm
Davy Elliot Director
Compliance Officer & Insured Risk Management for AES Corporation NI

 

Gary Lightbody Oh Yeah President

 

 

Previous Members

Ellie McGimpsey Director and Chair
John Greer Director

 

Lisa McElherron Secretary (2008-2012), Chair (2013-2014)
Davy Matchett Treasurer (2007-2014)

 

Maria McCourt Director (2012-2014)
Gabriel McKenna Director and Chair (2009-2013)

 

John D’Arcy Chair (2008-2012)
Jimmy Symington Director (2009-2011)

 

Martin Neill Director (2007-2008)