Board of Directors

Brian Patterson has a lively interest in music of all genres. He is a former CEO of Wedgwood (UK) and Chairman of both The Irish Times and Vodafone (Ireland).  Having served on many boards in the private, voluntary and public sectors, he is currently an executive coach with Praesta Ireland and is an investor/mentor to young entrepreneurs in emerging companies.

Darragh Kettle is a dynamic seasoned business professional with extensive commercial experience within the Creative Media environment.  With a successful career across a variety of demanding and competitive sectors (Music, Publishing & Healthcare), Darragh Kettle is an authority on the development, exploitation and protection of entertainment based IPR. Darragh Kettle has previously held seats on the boards of The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), the Music Publishers Association of Ireland (MPAI) and The Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Ireland (MCPSI).

Paul Harwood is an actuary and chartered director who has held a number of positions in international financial services industry. He joined the IBO Board in September 2012.

James Cavanagh is Professor of Trumpet at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where he lectures in conducting and conducts the RIAM Symphony and Intermediate Orchestras.

James’  enormous international experience in conducting and education work has taken him around the globe, and he is music director for numerous RTE radio and television productions.

In June 2010 he was awarded a Fellowship (FRIAM) at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.