Culture Company Board

Cllr Barney O’Hagan

Councillor Barney O’Hagan represents the Northland Ward ward on Derry City Council. Barney is a member of the following Standing Committees of Derry City Council – Planning Committee, Regional Services Committee (Chairperson), Development Committee, Policy and Resources. He represents Derry …read more

Claire McColgan MBE

Claire’s role as Director of Culture for Liverpool City Council from 2009 to 2011 saw her manage the legacy of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture year in 2008. It was a role for which she was well qualified. As Executive …read more

Alderman Gary Middleton

Gary is a Democratic Unionist Party member for Derry City Council. He has served on Council since May 2011. Alderman Middleton serves on the following Standing Committees of Derry City Council – Planning, Regional Services, Environmental Services and Staff Committees. …read more

Charles Lamberton

Charles has been involved in the community and voluntary sector for over twenty years. Since 2008 Charles has been Strategy Manager at Triax Neighbourhood Partnership Board which covers the Bogside, Brandywell, Creggan, Fountain and Bishop St areas. Charles oversees the …read more

Brett Hannam

Brett is the Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO of the Strategic Investment Board. He joined SIB as Chief Operating Officer in January 2006. Previously he worked for the Northern Ireland Office where he was Head of Information Systems, Director …read more

Alderman, Mary Hamilton

Mary is the Ulster Unionist Party Leader (UUP) for Derry City Council, Londonderry. She has been a member of the Foyle UUP for over 35 years and has served on Derry City Council since 2001, during which time she has …read more

Brian Dougherty MBE

Brian has wide experience in the community and voluntary sectors and comes from a successful stint as Director of St Columb’s Park House Centre for Reconciliation (2006 to present), where he was responsible for developing good relations and overseeing community …read more

Cllr Gerard Diver

Gerard is the Co-ordinator of the Strive 2 Work programme for the Cresco Trust in Derry. Strive 2 Work is an employability model which successfully matches supply and demand in the labour market by assisting the economically inactive to make …read more

Michael Cooper

Michael has a long involvement with the city’s tourism and heritage offering, beginning with an eight year stint at the Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau. A triple graduate from the University of Ulster, he was Project Officer for the Step …read more