Iseult Byrne (Chair)
Iseult Byrne is a cultural producer with extensive experience in project development, implementation and management in the cultural field for the past 20 years. This includes: Project Director European Capital of Culture legacy programme Dublin City Council & Dublin’s 2020 bid; Project Director Royal De Luxe The Giant’s Journey ‘Granny’ for Limerick National City of Culture; Producing Director Bram Stoker Festival 2014; Producer Big House Festival 2013. She is the CEO of Dublin City Council Culture Company.
Emma Morgan (Vice Chair)
Emma Morgan has worked in the non-profit sector for 12 years. She has a background specialising in fundraising development and organisational strategy. She is business analyst for Concern Worldwide, a career mentor and private consultant and public speaker for strategic development in the non-profit sector.
She holds an MA from University College Dublin in Cultural Policy and Arts Management, the focus of which was how charitable organisations use arts based programmes and products as part of their fundraising mix. In her spare time she is a painter and in the past has participated in community art projects and had illustrations published for a small not profit publication entitled “what not to say”.
Michael Bermingham (Treasurer)
Michael has worked for multinationals in London, New York and Dublin and has over 30 years’ experience gained in senior finance and executive director roles in the FMCG, development finance and banking sectors. He was previously CFO for a large French banking group in Ireland.
Michael holds a BA.BAI from Trinity College Dublin and is a member of the Institute of Engineers Ireland. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and is a Chartered Director. A Fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts and Institute of Banking in Ireland, he is also a Chartered Banker and a Certified Bank Director. Michael is a Patron of the National Gallery of Ireland and a Friend of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
Dr Pamela O’Connor
Dr Pamela O’Connor is a Consultant Neonatologist Paediatrician at The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.
Fiona has worked in the IT & Telecommunications industry for over 30 years. She has held segment, regional, and global positions for industry leading players and is currently CMO for CommScope, a US telecommunications company. She holds a BComm from University College Dublin, is a qualified member of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing, and holds a Diploma in Corporate Direction with the Institute of Directors (UK). Her professional interests include corporate culture, mentoring early talent & high potentials, and women in leadership.
Olaf Fitzsimmons has worked in the banking industry for over 20 years and during that time has held leadership positions across various customer segments including Corporate and SME businesses and most recently has held senior Compliance roles. He is currently Head of Regulatory Engagement for Ulster Bank, also holding responsibility for Upstream Risk management and Fitness & Probity. Olaf holds a B. Comm from UCD, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, as well as holding qualifications in Financial Advice and Compliance.
James is a practising lawyer with particular expertise in commercial, technology, and data protection matters. He works for a multinational technology business in Dublin, having spent over 5 years with a leading Irish law firm before joining a US telecoms company in Ireland. James holds degrees in law from UCD and King’s College London, is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, and is a qualified trade mark attorney. He is excited by Helium Arts’ potential and believes it is essential to nurture an appreciation of culture and the arts in children.