I work with a broad range of clients in the Culture and Creative sectors, (agencies, local and national government, independent arts and culture organisations, individuals) developing policy, strategy, business plans, business models, funding models and feasibility studies. At the heart of what I do is a human centered design approach that facilitates clarity of vision, thought and ambition. In practical terms this means that I conduct qualitative and quantitative research for clients, facilitate stakeholder engagement, perform feasibility studies, and craft strategy and policy actions. The quality of my work is built on twenty years of independent cultural entrepreneurship as a theater director, producer and venue manager.


Laois, Offaly and Westmeath Arts Offices – Mapping Arts and Health Across The Midlands.

In the final stage sof this research project capturing the nature and extent of Arts/Health practice and provision accross the Midlands, and providing high level strategic recommendations for the sustainable development of the sector

Tipperary Dance Platform

Completing an organisational review and five-year strategic plan

The MIll Theatre Dundrum

Completing an organisational review and five-year strategic plan



Curated this international online conference for Sligo County Council Culture Team, bringing together twenty four international contributors from the fields of Culture Policy, Economics, Local Wealth Development, Urban Planning, Arts, and Community activism for two days of intense discussion.

Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun

Developed a five-year strategic plan for Axis Arts and Community Centre, Ballymun.

Greystones Media Campus

Advised on business and revenue models for Greystones Media Campus (a co-venture with ISIF, SISK, IDA and Trinity Film and Media)

Young Irish Film Makers

Completed an organisational review and worked with the board and staff to prduce a five-year strategy that will transform the organization into a youth led and governed organization with a national footprint and impact.

Barnstorm Theatre Company

Performed a feasibility study for a new premises in Kilkenny’s Culture Quarter for Barnstorm Theatre Company. 

Axis Arts Centre Ballymun

Performed an evaluation of the award-winning Creative Space programe at Axis Ballymun for HSE and Axis.  

Barnstorm Theatre Company

Worked with Barnstorm theatre company’s board and staff, and external stakeholders, to develop and deliver a five-year strategy. This process resulted in a new relationship with their local authority securing a new premises on peppercorn rent.

Dublin City Council Arts Office

Conducted an in-depth organizational review of Axis community and Arts Centre Ballymun for Dublin City Council. The review was built on an in-depth engagement with staff and users of the centre and secured their ongoing funding.

Dublin City Council European Capital of Culture Bid Team

Worked with Dublin City’s Capital of Culture bid team. I developed their culture policy, conducted a cultural audit, assessed the city’s infrastructural capacity, and designed the evaluation indicators, the risk analysis and management tools.

Munster Literature Centre

Worked with board staff and external stakeholders on an organisational review and their five-year strategy.

Allingham Book Festival

Advised the Allingham Book Festival on their five-year strategy.

Initiated and managed a public campaign that secured 20,000 signatures and resulted in the renaming of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

National Youth Council of Ireland

Conducted research and developed a framework for the National Youth Council for a Quality Mark for youth arts providers.

Co- Founded Null Set Productions and curated and managed their first Digital Transformations conference in Ballina 2018. The conference brought together artists and technologists from the US and Europe to address the impact of digitalisation on the artistic process and purpose.

Designed and delivered an experiential module on Leadership and Management with Dr. Annette Clancy, delivered to executive students at the Smurfit School, UCD.

Business, Theatre and Arts Management | Adjunct Lecturer         UCD