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).

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.

 

Marianne Doyle became a Director of Irish Baroque Orchestra in 2012.

Séamus was founding Head of RTÉ Lyric fm and, subsequently, Director of RTÉ’s Orchestras, Quartet and Choirs. He originated the Lyric fm Gerald Barry Festival, he founded Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and co-initiated New Music Dublin. He has served as Policy Director and Music Adviser with The Arts Council. He adjudicates extensively and has conducted throughout Ireland and in US, UK, Portugal, The Czech Republic and Australia. He is Vice-Chair of the RDS Committee of Arts and recently he was elected to the RDS Council.