Board of Directors

Corcadorca Theatre Company is committed to good governance, and has embarked on the journey of compliance with The Governance Code. The company is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, full details below.

Dan Boyle – Chair. Appointed 1998

Dan Boyle is a former Public Representative. He is a previous member of Cork City Council, Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann. A long standing board member of Corcadorca, he is also involved with many other art organisations and activities in Cork.

Tom Creed. Appointed 1998

Tom F. Creed is a Senior Counsel and practising barrister. Tom is a graduate of UCC and took part in a number of plays in Dramat in his latter years there. In the early 1980’s before his practise became established Tom acted in a few Everyman Productions. Latterly his acting skills have been put to good use in the courts but his involvement in Theatre has been confined to that of a supporting role as a member of the Board of Corcadorca.

Ger O’Riordan. Appointed 1998

Ger first recognised Corcadorca’s potential while working as programme manager at Triskel Arts Centre and was instrumental in providing much-needed performance and rehearsal facilities to the fledgling company. Since leaving Triskel in 1996, Ger has worked with a number of other arts and community organisations including C.I.T., Firkin Crane, Cork 2005, Backwater Artists, Mayfield Community Development and, currently, Sophia Housing.

Conor Doyle. Appointed 1998

Pat Ruane. Appointed 2008.

Pat Ruane is an architect by profession and works with Cork City Council as Conservation Officer. After training in UCD he worked in architectural practice in Latin America and Europe before settling in Cork in 2000.

Catherine Kirwan. Appointed 1998

Catherine Kirwan grew up in County Waterford and studied law at UCC. She works as a solicitor in Cork City, is a certified mediator and also holds a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from CIT.

Paul O’Donovan. Appointed 2013.

Paul O’Donovan, MBA (Cardiff) BSc (NUI) is a native of Co. Cork who has returned to the city after several decades spent abroad. He has worked and consulted for a variety of private- and public-sector organisations including the European Commission, UN, Welsh Development Agency and the Welsh Government. He now works as Academic Secretary in UCC.

Anne Etienne. Appointed 2017

Anne Etienne is a lecturer in modern and contemporary drama at the School of English, University College Cork. Following her Ph.D in france, she started her academic career in the department of Theatre Studies of the University of Warwick before settling at UCC. She has published extensively on theatre censorship in England. Her recent output is devoted to Arnold Wesker and Corcadorca Theatre Company.

Solène Vermont. Appointed 2017

Solène grew up in Paris and Tokyo, and studied architecture in Strasbourg and Delft. She lived in the UK and travelled extensively before settling in Cork. She now works for O’Mahony Pike Architects and has been teaching studio in Cork Centre for Architectural Education for a number years.

Corcadorca keeps detailed financial records, maintains strict financial controls and is transparent in its audited financial statements. The most recent statement of audited accounts (2014) is available here. These statements are compliant with the Statement of Recommended Practice for charities and not-for profit entities (SORP), which is currently accepted as best practice in Ireland.
Corcadorca Theatre Company Ltd is designated as an approved as an approved body for the purpose of Section 484 of the Taxes Consolidation Act.