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The West Awakes | November 2011

About Kabosh


Richard Ross, 2013 to present

Richard is a criminal lawyer by profession. He has previously served on committees in the voluntary sector and has engaged in several adventure charity fundraising events. Richard accepted the role of Chair in 2016. Richard believes that serving on the Board of Kabosh is a great opportunity to bring his professional and life experience to one of Northern Ireland's leading arts organisations. Richard also mentors the Project Facilitator.

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Vice-Chair and Treasurer

Joan Ballantine, 2013 to present

Professor of Accounting at the University of Ulster, Joan trained as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) before moving to academia. She is currently the Chair of the Ulster Members Network, ACCA and has held previous positions as a senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast and a lecturer at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. Joan has been Vice Chair since 2016 and Treasurer since 2013. She advises Kabosh on financial and strategic issues, including effective evaluation and mentors the General Manager.

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Company Secretary

Mary Jordan, 2004 to present

Mary is a freelance actor, drama facilitator and arts-based trainer, with a BA in International Marketing and Languages and an MA in Arts in the Community. Alongside her acting and tutoring/training work, she devises scripts and directs performances for community and youth groups across Northern Ireland. Mary advises the company on artistic matters.

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Board Member

Orla McKeagney, August 2007 to present

A founder member of Kabosh, Orla McKeagney has a BA Hons in Theatre and a Diploma in Playback Theatre. She is a UKCP Psychodrama Psychotherapist and is currently employed by New Life Counselling, Belfast, as a creative child therapist. She has facilitated and directed adult and youth theatre projects for the last 18years and has a part time contract as a teaching assistant for the drama studies department at Queen's University, Belfast.

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Board Member

David McCullogh, 2012 to present

David is an experienced Sales Director within the UK IT industry. He has specialist experience and interest in people and organisational development. He advises the company on HR, Core development and on all IT matters.

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