New non-executive directors appointed
Five new non-executive directors have been appointed to join the Board of ICC Belfast and sister venues, Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall.
The new Board members are senior leaders within Northern Ireland’s business community and come from a variety of sectors and backgrounds to collectively offer a great deal of insight and experience in Employment Law, People and Culture, Information and Communications Technology, Innovation, Facilities, Asset Management and Economy and Finance. The new Non-Executive Directors are as follows; Julie Anne Clarke, partner at law firm Elliott Duffy Garrett, Richard Ramsey, Chief Economist at Ulster Bank, Jason Ward, Vice President and Managing Director of Dell Technologies Ireland, Rob McConnell, Head of Expleo NI, and Wilton Farrelly, Asset Services Director at Choice Housing.
Julia Corkey, Chief Executive at ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall | Ulster Hall said:
The appointment of five new Directors to our Board is significant, each of whom bring varied but entirely relevant experience, talent and knowledge. We welcome fresh thinking and enhanced collaboration as we continue to grow and deliver on our vision of creating a world-class stage for international business and live entertainment events.
"I’d also like to extend my thanks to our departing Board members who have led the business from its inception in April 2016. Their combined experience and expertise successfully guided BWUH Ltd through a period of strategic change and the challenges of COVID, ultimately laying strong foundations for the new Board to continue the growth of the company moving forward."
Laura Jackson, Partner at BDO, will continue her appointment on the Board and will Chair the Audit, Risk and Compliance Sub-Committee. Outgoing Non-Executive Directors are Patrick McClughan, Corre Energy, Rob Holt, Robertson Group and Alan Dixon, International Business Consultant.
The new non-executive directors will join Steve Daniels who was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2022. He brings a wealth of leadership experience at Board level and strong commercial and business acumen having previously held a variety of senior leadership positions in the Financial Services Sector.
Steve said: "As we pass on our appreciation and a fond farewell to our departees, we welcome Julie Anne, Rob, Wilton, Jason and Richard - all of whom were selected to join our Board because they share in the ambition and vision that Julia, the entire team across our three venues, and I have. It’s an exciting time for the organisation as we continue to deliver against ambitious targets, and in doing so make a significant contribution to the local economy. I’m really excited by the talent we have attracted and have no doubt the new BWUH Ltd. Board will add considerable value to the business."
ICC Belfast has built a global reputation with our conferencing team securing business events with esteemed organisations for the year ahead including CYBERUK and the UK Space Conference, whilst our dynamic programme of entertainment events continues to engage a broad audience with over 370,000 patrons visiting Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall in 2022.