Our Organisation

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Board of Trustees 2017

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Judith Woodworth (Chair ABF)

Judith Woodworth was Director/CEO of the National Concert Hall from 1993-2010. She served as a Council member of The Arts Council 2011-16 and as a Governor of The Irish Times from 2002-2012. She is a member of the Governing Authority of the University of Limerick and was appointed by Government as Chair of the national St Patrick’s Festival. She is a History & Political Science graduate of TCD and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2016.

Eamonn Ceannt 

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Ian Lumley

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Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan 

Professor Carmel O'Sullivan is the Director of the Arts Education Research Group in Trinity College, Dublin, and an internationally renowned speaker on arts in education. She has published widely in her field and has particular expertise in the areas of creativity and inclusivity in education. She works with researchers, academics, practitioners and participants from the worlds of academia, teacher education, health professionals, business, and community. Carmel is the TCD nominee on the ABF Board of Trustees. 

Karen Irwin 

Karen Erwin is a Mediator and a former partner in A&L Goodbody, solicitors. She was an Executive Director and General Counsel of The Irish Times and Chairperson of the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority. Karen runs Erwin Mediation Services Ltd and was President of The Mediators' Institute of Ireland for seven years.

Klaus Unger

Following an early career working on public developments in Ireland and abroad, Klaus Unger, Architect, OPW, made notable contributions to planning and design in state complexes iincluding Dublin Castle, Government Buildings, Leinster House, National Gallery,  National Library, National Concert Hall, Chester Beatty Library, and Wexford Opera House. Now retired, he remains a Fellow of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and retains an active interest in architectural matters. 

Consuelo O'Connor

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Jerry Healy  S.C.

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David Horkan (Bcomm, MEconSc, FCA)

Long time Royal Dublin Society member, David  was elected to its Council and chaired the RDS Arts Committee & Visual Arts working group. He is the RDS nominee on the ABF Board of Trustees. Former Board member of the Douglas Hyde Art Gallery (Trinity College Dublin), Rotarian, Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants, and Financial Consultant, David is a senior executive with the Bank of Ireland Group. 

Sean Rainbird  

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Malcolm Alexander 

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Our People

Eric Blatchford, CEO

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Frieda O'Connell, Marketing Manager

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Audrey McCreery, Sales Manager 

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Marian Kelly, Administrator 

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Pauline Swords, Curator

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Teresa Crowley, Development Manager

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