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Board of Directors
Laura Fitzgerald (appointed December 2021)
Brian Haugh (appointed March 2017, Treasurer December 2017)
Con Quigley (appointed September 2012, Chair since November 2020)
Michael McLoughlin (appointed October 2022)
Kerstin Mey (appointed March 2020)
Kevin Roland (appointed September 2017)
Marta Sławińska (appointed March 2020)
International Advisory Panel (2012 – 2022)
Biographies / Board of Directors
Brian Haugh is head of Valuation and Financial Modelling at BDO. Over the years he has travelled widely across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas and spent a number of years living in Wellington, New Zealand. During these travels Brian has been inspired by the people, places and cultures he has encountered, in particular by the manner in which communities are shaped by their environment. Brian returned to Limerick in 2012 and had been involved with a number of community and not for profit endeavours in the city. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Brian has also acted as financial advisor to a number of not for profit organisations around financial management and governance.
Con Quigley is a venture capital and valuation specialist partner at BDO Corporate Finance with experience in Ireland, London and Philadelphia. Con holds various roles as Advisor, Partner, Founder, CEO and Chairman in finance, retail, technology, life sciences and hotels. Con is a multiple prizewinning scholar in Accounting, Tax and Marketing and a member of the Advisory Board of the Cairnes School of Business & Economics at National University of Ireland, Galway. A collector of emerging contemporary Irish artists, Con gifted Pauline Bewick’s Midnight Court to the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in 2008. He established and co-curated the Horwath Traveling Bursary at LIT (Limerick School of Art & Design) in 2004.
Kevin Roland, Managing Director, Teneo Strategy, Dublin advises Teneo’s global executive clientele on strategic business priorities in Ireland and across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, to include building and executing government relations, public affairs, and political and economic risk efforts. Kevin returned to Ireland after having established and led Teneo’s Middle East and Africa practice in Dubai. Prior to joining Teneo, Mr. Roland served with distinction in the diplomatic corps of the U.S. Department of State at American embassies in Jordan, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq and the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs in Washington, D.C., receiving several State Department Superior Honor awards for his service. Kevin also served as the acting U.S. Consul General in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he engaged with community, government and business across the region in support of shared strategic goals. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Kevin and his family reside in New Quay, County Clare.
Marta Slawinska holds a BA (Hons) in Industrial Design and a MA by Research in Cultural Geography. She completed a Summer School in Urban Studies organised by Vienna University and City University New York, and the European Cultural Foundation Moving Communities Idea Camp. She has held positions across voluntary, private and public sectors working as a designer, researcher, curator and cultural facilitator. She worked on Limerick’s bid for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020; on local implementation of Creative Ireland Programme with Limerick City and County Council; and on several projects and exhibitions at Ormston House, where she also led a cross-cultural project World Recipe Exchange. Since 2020, Marta is employed in the International Office at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Originally from Poland, Marta has lived in Ireland since 2005.
Michael Mcloughlin is a visual artist, who has been making soundwork, drawings, video and sculptural installations since the mid 1990’s. Much of this artwork has as sociological inquiry at its core and frequently examines mechanisms of social interaction and infrastructures that support it. Michael lectures in Fine Art in Limerick School of Art & Design and is Joint Programme Leader of both the MA in Fine Art and BA in Sculpture & Combined Media. His work has been commissioned and purchased by many public and private institutions/collections. Within the last five years he has made site specific work in Limerick (Cumann: An Audio Map of Limerick, Limerick City Gallery of Art) Drogheda (Cumann, Droichead Arts Centre; Beyond the Pale, Highlanes) and in Dublin (Rest Here, UCD Sutherland School of Law; Ocean Wonder, Resort Revelations, Portrane) He was the inaugural UCD College of Social Science & Law Artist-in-Residence (2015) and Artist in Residence with Dublin City Council 2017/18; Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia in 2019; Rūcka, Cēsis, Latvia, 2019/20; PRAKSIS Oslo, Norway, 2018. Michael was Artist in Residence in Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown (2017-2019) where he recently presented a major body of work Mulhuddart Satellite in 2018. In 2021 he installed permanent sound-based ‘memorial’ in Cēsis, Latvia. In autumn 2022 he submitted his doctoral thesis at UCD School of Sociology entitled Artmaking, Orderliness & Organisational Procedures; Sense-making Adjacent to Art Commissioning Processes in the Public Realm.
Professor Kerstin Mey was born and educated in Berlin, Germany. She studied for an MA equivalent in Art, and German language and literature at Humboldt University and completed a PhD in Art Theory and Aesthetics there. Since September 2020 she has headed up University of Limerick as Interim President. Before joining UL as Vice President Academic Affairs and Student Engagement and Professor of Visual Culture in 2018, she held academic positions in universities in Germany and the UK. These included the research strand lead for ‘Art and its Locations’ in Interface, Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design, and Director of the Research Institute Art and Design, University of Ulster; as well as the Directorship for Research and Enterprise at the University for the Creative Arts, UK. Most recently, before moving to Ireland, she served as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, London, UK.
Laura Fitzgerald is a visual artist working in drawing, painting, installation, video, and text. A graduate of both the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and Royal College of Art, London, she is a recipient of the Visual Arts Bursary Award (Arts Council of Ireland) for 2021-22. Recent exhibitions include participation in the 39th EVA International with ‘Fantasy Farming’ (2020) at Limerick City Gallery of Art, the site-specific mountain-based artwork ‘Cosmic Granny’ (2019) in Inch, Co. Kerry, and ‘Lucian’s Neighbours‘ (2018) at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. In Spring 2023 Laura will participate in the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts residency program in Omaha, USA.
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