Paula McFetridge

Artistic Director

Paula has been Artistic Director of Kabosh since August 2006. Since then she has directed the majority of the company’s output, and regularly speaks about the work and methodology at events and conferences.

Paula was the recipient of the Belfast Ambassador Award 2014 for her work in using the arts to tackle difficult social issues and the NITB NI Hero Award 2012 for her work in cultural tourism.  She is a member of the Intercult pan-European Corners Project and a fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar Session 532 ‘Conflict Transformation through Culture: Peace-building and the Arts’.

Prior to Kabosh her many award-winning credits include: Artistic Director Lyric Theatre 2001-2006; Artistic Director of convictions, produced at Crumlin Road Courthouse by Tinderbox Theatre Company (winner ‘Best Production’ 2000 at the Irish Times/ESB Awards).

Our Board

Nicola Abernathy

Nicola Abernathy

Marketing Graduate

2018 – present

Joan Ballantine (Chair)

Joan Ballantine (Chair)

Professor of Accounting at University of Ulster

2013 - Present

Laura Dowie

Laura Dowie

Professional Marketer and Events Manager

2016 - Present

Mary Jordan

Mary Jordan

Freelance Actor, drama facilitator and arts-based trainer

2004 - Present

Rosemary Lightbody

Rosemary Lightbody

Experience Development Manager at Tourism NI

2016 - Present

Emma McErlean

Emma McErlean

Teacher and music therapist

2018 - Present

Mary Traynor

Mary Traynor

Associate Solicitor at Forde Campbell

2019 - Present