Riverbank Arts Centre has a voluntary board of management that oversee the governance of the company in accordance with the law and best practice for non-profit organisations. Current board members are listed below.
Paul Davis - ChairmanJoined Board: 2014
Paul Davis is founder of Davis Events Agency, an award winning company that manages cultural and arts festivals and events as well as brand marketing campaigns.
Lucina RussellJoined Board: 2009
Lucina Russell was appointed as Arts Officer for Kildare County Council in 2000. She established a number of long-term arts initiatives including a dedicated Arts and Health programme and Laban-based dance training courses and summer schools. In 2014, she produced ‘All About EVA’, a feature film involving local writers, cast and crew. It premiered in JDIFF 2015. She supports professional development opportunities and mentoring for artists across art form and is committed to collaborative practice. Lucina was Chairperson of the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers from 2009-2012. She sits on the board of Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge and is a member of the advisory group for www.artsineducation.ie A graduate of Textile Design, Lucina has a Masters Degree in Art and Design Education from NCAD and received the Irish Times award for Outstanding Achievement on the Post Graduate Dip in Art and Design Education from LIT.
Thomas Hunter McGowanJoined Board: 2009
Thomas joined InterTradeIreland in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer and is based at the InterTradeIreland offices in Newry. InterTradeIreland works with local businesses to help them maximise opportunities across the island and through its activities improve competitiveness, generate economic growth and create sustainable, quality jobs in both jurisdictions through increased levels of North/South trade and co-operation on innovation and business development opportunities. Prior to this appointment he worked for a short period in local government but is best known for successfully running Swansea Cork Ferries Ltd as Managing Director for eighteen years. Swansea Cork Ferries Ltd . carried over 3 million passengers, employed 200 people directly and supported 600 jobs in the South West Region equivalent to an annual support of €35 million to the region. He was a board member of the Cork Chamber of Commerce and served for two terms on the board of Chambers Ireland. He was also a board member on a number of public, private and voluntary bodies in Ireland. He is a director of the Riverbank Arts Centre Ltd, a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for British-Irish Studies, a member of the North South CEO Pensions Committee, and a forum member of the ESRI. Thomas is an Honours Commerce graduate of University College Dublin and holds a Masters of Commerce from University College Cork. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Mona ConsidineJoined Board: 2009
Mona Considine is General Manager at Backstage Theatre. Located just outside Longford town, the theatre comprises a 212 seater auditorium, studio space and gallery and presents a diverse programme of touring professional theatre, dance, and music.
Teresa MurrayJoined Board: 2017
Teresa was an Independent Councillor for Maynooth Municipal District on Kildare County Council from 2014-2019. She lives in Maynooth. Teresa is Deputy Principal of Scoil na Mainistreach Celbridge. She has worked with many community based groups at local, county and national level. She is a past member of the Governing Authority of Maynooth University and was Vice President of the ETB National Parents Association.
Maureen BerginJoined Board: 2019
Maureen is the Community & Business Relations Director at Kildare Village. Maureen has been with Kildare Village since its opening in 2006 and held the position of Retail Director, overseeing the day to day operations of 100 boutiques, until January 2017. Prior to joining Kildare Village, Maureen spent 10 years in Dunnes Store HO as part of the group buying teams. Maureen is currently President of the County Kildare Chamber of Commerce and an executive member of Kildare Town Chamber.