Linda Doyle (Chair); appointed March 2013, Chair since April 2015
Willie Doherty; appointed March 2017 
Oisin McClenaghan; appointed August 2018                        
Helen Meany; appointed March 2017
Niamh O'Malley; appointed March 2017
Yvonne Scott; appointed April 2015
Aidan Walsh; appointed August 2018


Linda Doyle is Dean of Research and Professor of Engineering and The Arts in Trinity College Dublin. She is also a Funded Investigator at CONNECT where she was the founding Director. Her expertise is in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices. She has raised over 70 million euro in research funding in the past decade and has published widely in her field. Prof. Doyle has a reputation as an advocate for change in spectrum management practices and has played a role in spectrum policy at national and international levels. She took over the role of Chair in April 2015.

Willie Doherty is an artist and a Visiting Professor at Ulster University. He has exhibited in many of the world’s leading museums, including the CAM Gulbenkian, Lisbon; De Pont Museum, Tilburg; SMK, Copenhagen; TATE, London; Dallas Museum of Art; Speed Museum, Kentucky; Kunsthalle Bern; Lenbachhaus München and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He was nominated twice for the Turner Prize, and has participated in major international exhibitions including Documenta, Manifesta, the Carnegie International, and the Venice, São Paulo, Sydney and Istanbul biennales.

Oisin McClenaghan is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group at Matheson. He practises financial services law and advises a wide range of domestic and international clients on the structuring, establishment, marketing and sale of investment vehicles and products in Ireland and other jurisdictions. In particular, he advises on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the establishment of private and public investment funds in Ireland, the structuring, offer and sale of investment instruments and investment products, the provision of investment advice, mergers and acquisitions of investment fund groups, and other financial services. Oisin is a member of Irish Funds Legal and Regulatory Working Group and contributes to industry publications and industry consultations. He has lectured on the legal and regulatory aspects of investment funds at both The Institute of Banking and NUI Maynooth masters programmes.

Helen Meany is an arts journalist, critic and consultant. She is the Literature Advisor to the Arts Council, where she advises on literature and publishing, and theatre critic for Ireland with The Guardian newspaper. She writes and broadcasts widely on the arts, contributing to books and journals. She has been a visiting lecturer in contemporary theatre and criticism at Trinity College Dublin, UCD and DIT, and presents critics’ writing programmes at international arts festivals. She is a former editor of Irish Theatre Magazine (2005-11), and arts journalist and commissioning editor with The Irish Times (1991-2002). She was Curator of the Arts Council’s international Critical Voices programme in 2005-6. She is currently Chairperson of Dublin Dance Festival.

Niamh O’Malley is a visual artist based in Dublin, she also lectures in Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Her videos, drawings and sculptures often act as filters and invite us to enter the spaces between objects and places and our ideas of them. Her work is included in numerous private & public collections including The Hugh Lane, Dublin City Gallery, Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Arts Council of Ireland & Galleria Arte Moderna, Turin. Recent critical writings on her practice can be read in Frieze, Art Monthly, ArtReview, Artforum, thisistomorrow, Enclave Review, Paper Visual Art.

Yvonne Scott is Director of Triarc (Trinity College Irish Art Research Centre) and Programme Director of M. Phil in Irish Art History in Trinity College Dublin. Her expertise is in the field of modern and contemporary art as well as in agendas in the representation of landscape, space and place, engaging with a range of disciplinary approaches to interpretation, from philosophy to cultural geography. She was also involved in the Royal Irish Academy Irish art project, as contributor and Chair of the advisory board for Volume V, published by RIA and Yale University Press.

Aidan Walsh is a partner for over 10 years in EY, the accountancy firm.  He is a Solicitor and Associate of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland. He is a member of EY’s EMEIA Governance council and is a director of a number of Irish regulated and other companies. Aidan is co-author of a number of books and articles on technical matters. 

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