Louise O’Reilly | Chief Executive Officer

Louise’s depth of expertise in arts management and cultural projects ranges across visual art, film, socially-engaged practice, music, theatre, heritage, architecture, art-science, technology, and innovation, from start-up to execution and evaluation. She was also a founding team member of a new social sciences, arts, and humanities lab at The Dock, Accenture’s global research and innovation hub. Immersed in the latest thinking around ESG standards she has pioneered conscientious innovation, helping global corporate leaders move beyond good intentions in creating value for people and society.

Louise previously led on the strategic network development of new Science Gallery locations in London, Melbourne, Bangalore, and Venice, on the international development of the Irish Film Institute Player, and on the operational establishment of Dublin City Council Culture Company. She has also worked as a lobbyist and coordinator for the National Campaign for the Arts and is an alumna of the international Clore and Common Purpose Leadership Programmes.

Louise currently sits on the Board of Directors for Irish Architecture Foundation, and CREATE, the National Development Agency for Collaborative Art, providing her with invaluable governance, HR, legal, financial oversight and risk management experience. Having led the development of five-year strategies for both organisations, her work has been central to leveraging strategic funding increases and driving organisational and strategic momentum.

In 2020 Louise graduated with a Diploma in Legal Studies from The Honorable Society of The King’s Inns and in 2021 received her Diploma in Intellectual Property and Tech Law from the Law Society.

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