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Gavin Bluett | Chair

Gavin is a partner in the Corporate and Commercial Department with MacSweeney & Company Solicitors. A Galway native and NUIG graduate, having spent well over a decade in the Capital, Gavin is delighted to have made the permanent move back to Galway and is enjoying all the arts and culture that is available here in abundance. He is a complete novice when it comes to theatre but enjoys attending whenever he can. As well as being a board member and now chair of the board he is getting a first-class education on the wonderful world of the Arts from the other board members and the GTF executive team!

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David English | Secretary

Galwegian David English has keen interest in the city and region's rich arts scene. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. David has a wealth of experience working in a range of organisations from large multinationals to small startups. He is excited to bring his experience to GTF.

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Marianne Ní Chinnéide

Marianne Kennedy is a lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at The National University of Ireland, Galway and Head of Production and Curation of The O' Donoghue Centre of Drama, Theatre and Performance. She is also a theatre-maker with 20 years professional experience as a producer and director in the performing, irish language and traditional Arts. Kennedy spent six years as the CEO of Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre and Arts Centre in Tralee, Co. Kerry as well as six years as Head of the Performing Arts for Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUI Galway.

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Fiona Neary

Originally from Mayo, She has lived in Galway for over 30 years. With a background in not-for-profit, since 2015 she has worked freelance in change management & facilitation. She supports a range of agencies to ensure their organisation is fit for purpose in terms of Mission, Governance, Strategic Planning and HR. She is delighted to be a part of the creative side of Galway City, through Galway Theatre Festival

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Jennifer Ahern

Originally from Limerick, Jennifer Ahern moved to Galway in 2005 and quickly fell in love with its bustling arts scene. Since 2012, Jennifer has worked with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Ireland’s flagship international arts festival devoted exclusively to children and families. In her role as Producer she is responsible for festival planning and production, managing the company’s operations and resources, and financial administration. Jennifer is a committee member of TYAI (Theatre for Young Audiences Ireland) and a board member of Galway Dance Project. She is passionate about access to the arts for young people and increasing the provision of professional development opportunities for artists.

Policies | Polasaí

Child Safeguarding Statement

Child Protection Policy

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