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Four new Board members to join the Irish Museum of Modern Art

From Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Published on 3 February 2023

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, has today announced the following four new appointments to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art:

  • Ms. Ali Curran
  • Ms. Jess Majekodunmi
  • Mr. Mike Fitzpatrick
  • Ms. Sinéad O’Sullivan

The four appointees will each serve a five-year term. Commenting on the appointments, Minister Martin said:

I am delighted to announce the appointments of these dynamic candidates with a diversity of experience which will support the operations and ambition of the Irish Museum of Modern Art for the coming five years. I wish to congratulate all four appointees and thank them for taking on these important roles. I wish them the very best during their terms.

Mr. David Harvey, Chairperson of IMMA said:

I am delighted to welcome the new appointees to the board of IMMA who join at a particularly exciting time for the museum as we embark on our new five-year strategy. Each brings unique skills to the museum where our Board already has a wide diversity of talent and I look forward to working with them. The coming years will see IMMA build on the achievements of the previous three decades, to increase its public reach with an ambitious programme while also continuing to grow international connections to promote Irish art globally.

The appointments follow a public call for applications on and an assessment process.


Ms. Ali Curran is an experienced business and organisational consultant. She is a Director of CHL Consulting Ltd., a member of the Institute of Directors Ireland and a certified Management Consultant with the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors. She holds a Masters in Organisational Psychology, professional certificate in Organisational Change and is a qualified executive and leadership coach. Ali has a strong history of successful leadership and management of cultural organisations having previously worked as Director of the Dublin Fringe Festival, Director of The Peacock Theatre @ The Abbey, and Director of the Tron Theatre, Glasgow.

Ms. Jess Majekodunmi is a managing director at The Dock, Accenture’s flagship R&D and Global Innovation Centre in Dublin. She is a design historian and an innovation designer and brings great skills and vast experience in relation to community, equality, diversity, and inclusion as well as innovation and sustainability.

Mr. Mike Fitzpatrick, Dean of the Limerick School of Art & Design, TUS. As an artist, curator, academic and cultural producer, his previous experience includes roles as Director/Curator of Limerick City Gallery of Art, Irish Commissioner for the Venice Biennale, Director of Ireland’s first National City of Culture, led Limerick’s bid for European Capital of Culture, and as Visual Art Curator with the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Ms. Sinéad O’Sullivan, is a multidisciplinary engineer, academic and writer whose work lies at the intersection of innovation, economics, geopolitics, engineering and more. She is also Adjunct Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the famed New Bauhaus institute, teaching a novel and interdisciplinary syllabus of engineering and design. She formerly led Prof. Michael E. Porter’s research at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.