Andrew Hetherington | Chief Executive

Andrew joined Business to Arts in 2007 following 7 years in Corporate Treasury with (De Lage Landen) a division of Rabobank International. Following a public recruitment process, he became Chief Executive of Business to Arts in 2014. He leads the organisation in the delivery of its strategy and mission to broker, enable and support creative partnerships between businesses, individuals and the arts. Since 2014, Business to Arts revenue has further diversified and overall membership levels have increased by 70%.

Prior to becoming Chief Executive, Andrew was Project Director where he lead all arts sponsorship, philanthropy and art advisory projects for Business to Arts‘ members and clients.

In 2009, Andrew was part of a US Department of State funded research programme, which aimed to identify trends and future opportunities for giving in Ireland. On his return, he developed Fund it, the crowdfunding website owned and operated by Business to Arts. Fund it has seen over €5m contributed to artists and community projects in Ireland.

Andrew graduated with a Masters in Cultural Policy & Arts Management from University College Dublin. He was a member of the Steering Group of Culture 2025 – Ireland’s first Cultural Policy Framework published by the Department of Culture, Heritage & Gaeltacht. He is a member of the National CSR Stakeholder Forum (Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation), the Institute of Directors in Ireland and the Advisory Board of UCD School of Arts History & Cultural Policy. He is also author of/contributor to many research projects and publications on philanthropy, fundraising and sponsorship.

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