Meet the Team
Director - Keith Acheson
Operations Manager - Martin Forker - email@example.com
Marketing Officer - Gail Jones - Marketing@crescentarts.org
Outreach & Education Officer - Ann Feely - Outreach@crescentarts.org
Finance Officer - Mave Dempster-O'Neil - firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Technician - Oliver Quinn - email@example.com
Reception - Siobhan Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Board
Deepa Mann Kler - Chair
Deepa Mann Kler is a visual artist. She is also a Non-Executive Director with South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust and an an Independent Assessor with the Commissioner for Public Appointments. She was also a former member of OFMDFM Race Funding Selection Committee; former Co-Chair of Women Into Politics; former Chair of Killyleagh Community Association; former Non-Executive Director of Victim Support NI and a former Management Committee member of Wheelworks. Deepa lives in County Down with her husband and two children.
Charlotte Jess is a digital marketing professional with 5 years of experience in the private and public sectors. As social and digital marketing officer for the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, she is responsible for developing integrated digital marketing campaigns, using social media to grow customer engagement and reach, and devising email marketing, search, and digital advertising strategies. A member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, she has previously worked for Randox and Translink.
Dickon Hall is an art dealer and writer. Since completing an MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art he has curated numerous exhibitions in London, Belfast and Dublin. He has published two monographs and has written extensively on twentieth century and contemporary art.
Lucy McCullagh is Manager of WheelWorks, a youth arts charity which works with young people from disadvantaged communities across Northern Ireland. Lucy's previous roles include teaching music in the United Arab Emirates and working as an Access Music Tutor with the Drake Music Project, a charity which helps disabled people to independently compose and perform their own music using technology. Lucy was the first person from Northern Ireland to receive a Master's degree in Community Music (from the University of York), and she is committed to increasing equality of access to participation in the arts.
Chris Callan, who joined the board in 2008, is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor and has been involved in the commercial property market in Northern Ireland for almost thirty years. Chris specialises in dispute resolution and appears as an expert witness in the High Court and Lands Tribunal. As well as being a former spokesperson on commercial property for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chris has also served on the RICS’s Education Standards Board in London. Chris’s interests include protecting the built environment, architecture, as well as being a keen amateur photographer. Chris lives in East Antrim with his wife, and has two grown-up daughters living in New Zealand and Scotland.
Anthony Kirby works at the Monuments and Buildings Record, Historic Monuments part of the NIEA. His academic background is that of a Byzantine archaeologist/historian based at Queen’s. He is very passionately interested in all aspects of the Arts. He is involved with and volunteers frequently within the Arts Sector in Northern Ireland. Currently Anthony is Vice Chair of the Crescent Arts Centre, Vice-Chair of Belfast Music Society and on the Board of Community Dialogue. Anthony lives in Belfast.
Ian Lindsay is a Chartered Accountant who retired in 1999 after being a partner in the Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants for 31 years. He is a keen golfer and has represented Northern Ireland regularly at Bridge. He is a past President of both the Northern Ireland Bridge Union and the Irish Bridge Union. He is currently the Treasurer or Finance Director of 6 local charities including the N Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke, the Royal Ulster Academy of Art and the Crescent Arts Centre.