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.


Paul O’Donovan. Appointed 2013. – Chair

Paul O’Donovan is a native of Co. Cork who has returned to the city in 2012 after several decades spent abroad. He has worked and consulted for a variety of private- and public-sector organisations including the European Commission, United Nations, Welsh Development Agency and the Welsh Government. He now works as Academic Secretary in UCC and is a Member of Senate of the National University of Ireland. 

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 2015

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.

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 (2016) 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.