Anna’s background is in brand communications and advertising, having worked for both multinational and indigenous internationally and locally. She was a director of the Irish agency McConnells until 2008 and design company Image Now until 2010.
Since 2007, practical management experience combined with an academic interest in the arts prompted Anna to complete various Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin Masters programmes, including a cultural policy and arts management one. The broader organisational behaviour and cultural perspectives gained from these programmes are of particular value in interpreting the current funding and structural changes in the performing arts and supporting member organisations in their responses. She joined Theatre Forum in May 2012.
Irma has worked in the Arts since 1997, producing for Storytellers Theatre Company, Blue Raincoat, Children’s Books Ireland and Informal European Theatre Meeting (IETM) before joining Theatre Forum in October 2005. Irma is also a Board Director of GlasDrum which presents arts and cultural events in Glasnevin and Drumcondra including the Winter Chamber Music Festival and New Sounds in an Old Place.