Corporate Leadership Team

Proactive engagement with the local and national business community is vital to ensure the success of Derry~Londonderry 2013 City of Culture.

Culture Company 2013 has been working with an evolving team of high profile business leaders over the past two years to deliver this objective. A core group of business people from a wide variety of backgrounds have played an important role in the development of the City of Culture corporate strategy and we thank them for their contribution.

Ryan Williams (Corporate Engagement Champion); Austin Baird (owner of Ravenhill Estates); Terence Brannigan (CBI Chair); Orla Corr (Development Director, McEvoy Group Ltd); Philip Gilliland (Londonderry Chamber of Commerce President 2013); Stephen Kelly (MD Spirit Marketing); Jason Kennedy (Group CEO Grafton Employment Group); Christine Naylor (Partner Rockfort Ventures LLP).

The Corporate Leadership Team will help to profile the opportunities for business partnerships with City of Culture through their extensive local and international networks led by Chairman Bro McFerran (CEO All State), along with David Gavaghan (CEO Titanic Quarter); Jennifer McKeever (MD The Airporter); Tim O’Connor (Strategic Advisor) and Colm O’Neill (CEO BT NI and ROI).