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Welcoming new team members to Business to Arts

25 January 2024

Exciting times this week as we welcome fabulous new team members who are pulsing with energy and enthusiasm to help us connect the corporate and cultural sectors through purposeful partnerships.

As Business to Arts looks to the future with Catalyst, our new five-year strategy, we believe we have assembled a wonderful team full of the expertise to add value to your memberships and to drive an even greater impact across the arts sector and for wider society.

Head of Business Development

Valerie Ringrose Fitzsimons

Valerie has worked in International Business Development for a variety of tech and travel companies in Ireland and globally. With a Master’s Degree in Journalism, Valerie has a background in current affairs, business, and culture with experience in RTÉ, and has also fundraised for several charities throughout her career. 

With a keen passion for the Arts, Valerie is excited to work with our business members, understand their needs, and help them to realise their goals by partnering with the Arts across Ireland.

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Arts Portfolio Manager

Rachel West

Rachel has worked as an arts manager and consultant for the last decade, predominantly with the Arts Council of Ireland. As Head of Theatre, she was responsible for the development of art form policy and strategy and the implementation of ground-breaking support for creative producers. She has also taught and directed for many established performing arts programmes.

Rachel will bring her expertise to the design and delivery of our new capacity-building programmes for our Arts members, focusing on income diversification, innovation, and the facilitation of expertise exchange between our business and arts members.

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Membership, Events & Projects Executive

Siobhán Killen

Siobhán is an experienced event manager and professional administrator. With a background in theatre, higher education, and business supports, she draws extensively from her varied background in any role she takes on, and specialises in client management and supporting a flourishing ecosystem, most recently with Further and Halo Business Angel Network.

Siobhan will look after our business members, bringing the latest opportunities and activities to their attention and developing our calendar of members' events for the year.

Alex Mc Cabe
Creative Communications Manager (Maternity Cover)

Alex McCabe

With a Master’s Degree in Public Relations and Strategic Communications from Dublin City University, Alex brings experience in corporate and consumer PR, helping build strategic communication strategies to promote and raise awareness for organisations.

Alex will help us demonstrate the impact Business to Arts has and the value we bring, and to activate our flagship projects and partnerships.

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Operations Executive

Jan Li Tan

Jan joined us last year as an intern from the MA Cultural Policy & Arts Management programme at University College Dublin, and we are delighted she is now staying with us full-time. Before moving to Ireland, she worked in the music industry as a teacher, performer, and accompanist, following the completion of a BA in Music at the University of York, England.

As Operations Executive, Jan will be a guide for general queries, membership, financial & office administration.

IADT Work Placement

Roisín Ní Domhnaill

Roisin comes to us from her third year in the BA in Arts Management at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology and has a keen interest in community arts. 

She is excited to support us on our creative communications and Awards nominations campaign this year during her temporary work placement with us. 


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