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
Caoimhe O’Connell
Youth Engagement Assistant
Seán Rickard
Venue Assistant
Ryan O’Neill
Venue & Rehearsals Coordinator
Lisa Schofield
Finance Assistant
Charlene Hegarty
Talent Development & Projects Coordinator


Paul Evans Chair
Retired, former Head of Production BBC NI
Lynne Best Vice Chair
Director, Fourth Pillar
Kathy Bell Director
Human Resources
Jeremy Fitch Director
Director, Invest Northern Ireland
Gerard Murray Director
Head of Regeneration Sites Team, OFMDFM
Ailish McKenna Director
Associate at Bray & Krais Law Firm
Paul McClean Director
Carl Southern, Director
Urban Villages Initiative
Gary Lightbody Oh Yeah President