Board members with staff

We are governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a team of permanent staff. We also employ a temporary team just before and during Festival.

Board of Directors

  • Prof. Jackie McCoy

    Jackie McCoy

    Chairman

    Jackie is the Associate Dean Global Engagement at Ulster University Business School and Founding Chair of Belfast International Arts Festival

  • Jimmy Fay

    Jimmy Fay

    Trustee

    Jimmy is Executive Producer at Lyric Theatre, Belfast and is a founding Director of Belfast International Arts Festival.

  • Sandara Kelso-Robb

    Sandara Kelso-Robb MBE

    Trustee

    Sandara is an advisor to basis.point, Managing Director of Human-Kind Associates and is a founding Director of Belfast International Arts Festival.

  • Louise Millen

    Louise Johnston

    Trustee

    Louise is Finance Manager at Strategic Investment Board Limited and has been a Director of Belfast International Arts Festival since 2016.

  • Paul Keogan

    Paul Keogan

    Trustee

    Paul is an award-winning Lighting Designer.  Now based in Belfast, he has been a Director of Belfast International Arts Festival since 2018.

Permanent Staff

2019 Festival Team