Meet Our Team
ICC Belfast's experienced and ambitious team members have many years' experience in delivering world-class events that exceed clients' expectations to help them fulfil their objectives.
From Sligo, Catherine is Chief Executive of ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall | Ulster Hall. Catherine works closely with Visit Belfast, Tourism Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and other stakeholders to create a sustainable business tourism industry sector that can compete on a global stage. Prior to this Catherine spent over twelve years as Managing Director of Global Sports and Events for Aramark Corporation (a $15B NYSE listed company) overseeing the Summer Olympic and Asian Games inRead more…
From Sligo, Catherine is Chief Executive of ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall | Ulster Hall. Catherine works closely with Visit Belfast, Tourism Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and other stakeholders to create a sustainable business tourism industry sector that can compete on a global stage. Prior to this Catherine spent over twelve years as Managing Director of Global Sports and Events for Aramark Corporation (a $15B NYSE listed company) overseeing the Summer Olympic and Asian Games in Beijing, Guangzhou, London and Rio de Janeiro. Catherine received the 2010 Business and Finance Asia Pacific/Ireland International Business Person of the Year Award in Hong Kong. Catherine has a BBS in Hospitality Management from Galway Institute of Technology, a MBS in Strategy and Organisational Psychology from UCD and a Postgraduate Masters in Strategy and Cross Cultural Management from Tsinghua School of Economics, Beijing. Catherine is a Board Member of Visit Belfast and The Asia Ireland Farmleigh Fellowship and is an active member of the Global Irish Economic Forum.
Sales & Marketing Director
Oonagh was appointed Sales and Marketing Director for ICC Belfast ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall | Ulster Hall in November 2017 and is responsible for building the brand and reputation of ICC Belfast to host national and international conferences and is also sales and marketing director for live entertainment at the Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall. Most recently Oonagh has been Director of Sales and Marketing for the Irish Football Association and prior to that, Business Development DirectorRead more…
Oonagh was appointed Sales and Marketing Director for ICC Belfast ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall | Ulster Hall in November 2017 and is responsible for building the brand and reputation of ICC Belfast to host national and international conferences and is also sales and marketing director for live entertainment at the Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall. Most recently Oonagh has been Director of Sales and Marketing for the Irish Football Association and prior to that, Business Development Director for the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce. Oonagh has an extensive business network and has been at the forefront of working with Northern Ireland businesses for the past twelve years, promoting brand Northern Ireland locally and nationally through her current role and previous roles.
Business Support Director
Iain was appointed Business Support Director in March 2016 and is responsible for the Finance, Human Resources and ICT departments. He has substantial senior management experience in a variety of private sector global and local manufacturing, retail and service industries. Iain also has over 10 years’ director level experience having sat on the boards of two companies as Finance Director. Iain brings a wealth of commercial finance experience to the company and is a professionally qualified accountant being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Event Operations Director
Louise Doyle was appointed Event Operations Director in April 2018 and has a wealth of experience in operationally running large venues. She manages the planning, organising and delivery of world-class conferencing and live-entertainment events to Belfast and Northern Ireland. She manages her large team in facilities management, technical offerings, health and safety and all operational matters to ensure every element and need are met for all venues and each event held.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Marie-Claire is a highly motivated Marketing professional with a passion for devising and implementing creative campaigns that engage the target audience to meet and exceed expectations. Prior to joining the ICC Belfast team she gained significant experience in the B2C and B2B sectors working with some of Northern Ireland’s most successful indigenous companies. Marie-Claire holds an MSc in Management and a BSc in Communication, Advertising and Marketing from Ulster University.
Eimear is one of ICC Belfast's Association Account Managers, having previously held the role of Research & Bid Support Executive. Prior to joining ICC Belfast Eimear achieved a 1st class honours degree in Event Management. Eimear’s previous professional roles held with the globally acclaimed Hilton hotel group and Derry City & Strabane District Council were what originally inspired her to pursue a career in the conferencing and event industry.
Jenni joined ICC Belfast's Association Sales team in July 2017 having previously worked as a Senior Sales Executive for Belfast’s largest hotel group Andras hotels, which is linked to world leading brands IHG and Accor. Jenni has an inherent passion and flair for the MICE industry, having graduated with a 1st class honours in Event Management.
Luke is the newest member of the ICC Belfast Account team, having joined in November 2018. Prior to taking up his role with ICC Belfast, Luke completed a Marketing degree where he achieved a 2:1 and completed a year’s placement with Johnson and Johnson. Within his role as a Brand Activation Assistant, Luke worked with household brands such as Aveeno, Johnson’s baby, Listerine, Calpol and Neutrogena. Since University Luke has worked with Citibank and MRP, nurturing client relationships in a variety of different roles.
Association Account Executive
Niamh joined the ICC Belfast team as an Account Executive following her graduation from Communication Management and Public Relations at Ulster University. Having previously worked as a Front Office Assistant at Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort, she developed a passion for customer service and for building customer and client relationships. During her time at university, Niamh spent her placement year in Australia where she worked in various sales and marketing roles, equipping her with the practical skills necessary to fulfil her role at ICC Belfast.
Head of Digital
Charlie joined the ICC Belfast team in April 2018 as the Head of Digital having previously working for Invest Northern Ireland. He has over 10 years’ experience in education and economic development working within the public and private sectors. Charlie is a graduate of Ulster University and has obtained professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Stephanie is a CIM accredited Marketer with a BSc in Public Relations and a wealth of Digital experience having worked for and delivered strategic online campaigns for award winning clients within commercial B2B, Retail and Financial Sectors. With spirit, enthusiasm and a hands on approach to all ecommerce and online marketing strategies to drive success; her techie-retailer & surprising commercialism drives a lot of success for all Stephanie's projects.
Ciara joined ICC Belfast in June 2018 and holds the position of Communications Executive, working across the Marketing and Internal Communications functions of the business. With a BSc Hons degree in Communication with Public Relations, as well as previous Global Marketing and Communications roles have equipped Ciara with a breadth of knowledge and experience, particularly in trade show marketing.
Sales & Marketing Assistant
Laura joined the Sales and Marketing team at ICC Belfast in December 2018 upon completion of a Marketing graduate scheme in London with leading professional services firm BDO. A BSc Hons degree in Public Relations and a placement year spent in the Tourism Ireland Content Marketing and Publishing team have afforded Laura a sound theoretical and practical framework for her role in ICC Belfast.