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Fiona Clark appointed to Board of Business to Arts

July 20th, 2020

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Business to Arts is happy to announce the appointment of Fiona Clark to the Board of Directors. Fiona is Festival Director and CEO of Cork International Film Festival, joining in 2016 to lead Ireland’s first and largest film festival into its next phase of development, successfully delivering a refreshed event and a 32% increase in audiences in 2019.

Prior to Cork, Fiona held the senior position of Head of Development & Fundraising at the Irish Film Institute for three years, and CEO of Get Connected, a national UK youth helpline charity, growing that service and reach four-fold over her five-year tenure. As CEO of Earthrace, Fiona led the 2008 international environmental project in its successful Guinness and P1 World Record-breaking circumnavigation of the globe in a ‘green’ powerboat, leading to the establishment of Earthrace Conservation, a global marine conservation organisation, currently featured in the US TV series, The Operatives.

Fiona concluded a successful 20 year career as a theatre producer as Executive Producer at the acclaimed new writing Bush Theatre, London, and producing West End and Off Broadway transfers, and national and international tours. Fiona started her career in arts education, and held education development posts at a number of UK theatres before joining the flagship Theatre Royal Bath as Associate Director.

Fiona graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English and Drama. She is a member of the European Film Academy.

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