Chair Jacinta Linden
Jacinta is currently employed as director of www.space-ni.com a charity that provides family support and social enterprise opportunities to a diverse range of people and organisations’. She is an experienced director with specific experience in recruitment and a background in community development, social enterprise and training. After a private sector careers, Jacinta undertook various volunteering roles in the Community and Voluntary sector. In 2003 she founded a grassroots charity to support ordinary families facing extraordinary challenges Space -NI. Whilst there have been many challenges to overcome in developing a modern day charity, this journey has provided extensive opportunities for personal and professional development. Jacinta is currently a member of the CO3 Board of directors, the Southern Outcomes partnership board, Newry ICP and holds the role of Chairperson of Kilkeel Surestart and Chair person of the Newry and Mourne Locality Planning Group.
Director Andy Hill
Andy has over 15 years marketing experience and has worked with many global brands. He has an extensive knowledge of everything social media, branding, advertising and marketing. In March 2009 Andy setup his own advertising and marketing agency - More Design, based in Bangor. During this time he managed to win contracts with companies such as NatWest Bank, Three Mobile, UNICEF and Liverpool Football Club.
After selling his share in More Design Andy consulted for a number of companies in the software industry before setting up Dokoo Digital, a full service digital marketing agency based in Holywood, Northern Ireland. Dokoo helps businesses build their brands online and offline. In November 2013 Andy was co-opted onto the board of The Chartered Institute of Marketing for Ireland. Alongside his board position at the CIM Andy also works for business in the community as a mentor to many businesses seeking marketing and commercial support. Andy also is a co-founder of The Digital Exchange, a networking group for marketing students and marketing professionals that meets monthly.
Director Nancy McMullan
Nancy is Head of Business Development and Marketing at Arthur Boyd and Co., leading on design and delivery of its marketing strategy and new business acquisition. Previously Head of Global Marketing, Brand and Communications for Ulster Weavers Ltd, she led the Marketing, Graphic and eCommerce teams in delivering on advertising, design, digital CRM, social media and editorial. Prior to that Nancy was head of Client Experience for Aperture DS LLP, formerly Grant Thornton, where she set up and led a client experience function within the insolvency vertical. Nancy was also project lead for driving internal culture change and client engagement, working to influence circa 150 employees with impact on 30,000 clients. Nancy graduated from the University of Ulster with a degree in Business and Marketing and also holds a post graduate diploma with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Director Nicky Conway
Nicky Conway is Chief Executive at BCM (Belfast Central Mission), an agency of the Methodist Church in Ireland and one of Northern Ireland’s oldest charities. He has almost 20 years’ experience of working in the voluntary sector developing services for vulnerable young people and older people. He has also had lead responsibility for marketing and communication, income generation, business development, strategic planning and the establishment of strategic partnerships. A significant part of his role included the research, development and establishment of new business models which enable BCM to achieve its social and financial objectives. After identifying a gap in the market for a city centre day nursery Nicky led the project through business planning, construction and implementation. Now in its third year, the nursery (Puddleducks) turned over £337,000 in its first year and generated a net profit of £55,000. In 2019 Nicky was working to develop Copelands - Northern Ireland’s first Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in Millisle Co. Down.
Director Fiona McCabe
Fiona was educated at Queen’s University and University of Ulster, and is a Certified director with the Institute of Directors. She is passionate about the third sector having studied Voluntary sector management at Boston College, USA and worked in the sector for over 20 years. She is currently Director of Ireland and Isle of Man with Leonard Cheshire, a charity supporting over 40,000 people with disability globally and previously held the post of Chief Executive officer with Brain Injury Matters. Fiona is married with two children.