The Team

Roseann Kelly - Chief Executive

Roseann Kelly - Chief Executive

Roseann joined Women in Business NI when it was formed in 2002. She has lead Women in Business as CEO over the last 10 years from an organisation of 80 members to over 2500. It is now a leading business network, delivering for and projecting the voice for women in business in Northern Ireland.
Roseann is responsible for the development and implementation of the Women in Business NI Ltd Strategic Plan and for all operational activities. She continues to lead the organisation with passion and resilience.

Outside of Women in Business Roseann is vice Chair of Women’s Tec NI Ltd and a director on the Board of Diversity Mark NI Ltd, a company founded by Women in Business. She is a member of the Department for Economy's Strategic Advisory Forum. She has won awards for her work from Co3, Entrepreneurship Leader of the Year, nominated as one of Belfast Business Fastest Top 50 and a Special Award for Services to Enterprise.

Lesley O'Hanlon- Head of Business

Lesley O'Hanlon- Head of Business

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Lesley O’Hanlon as the new Head of Business with Women in Business, Lesley is an experienced and CIPD qualified learning and development professional with over 10 years’ experience of programme management including design and delivery of learning and development programmes for both private and public-sector clients.
 
Lesley is a champion for female development with experience of programme management and delivery of female leadership development programmes with clients including the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink, Adidas, Coke, Scottish Parliament, Associated British Foods and Sport NI.
 
Lesley founded Queens University Lean In Campus Chapter for Post Graduate females which is the first university chapter in the UK. Lesley is passionate about supporting and encouraging women to be the best version of themselves.
 
Lesley will launch the new Northern Ireland Women’s Enterprise Challenge which is a new collaboration between the 11 Councils, Invest NI and Women in Business NI. The aim of new three-year programme is to promote female enterprise, increase the numbers of women considering starting a business and encourage existing female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
 

Clare Gallagher – Membership Manager

Clare Gallagher – Membership Manager

Clare is a highly experienced sales, marketing and business development manager with an established track record of building client relationships, and managing premium brand partnerships.
 
Having spent 15 years working at The SSE Arena, Belfast, Clare’s most recent appointment as Commercial Manager provided her with skills and experience that spanned all aspects of client relationship management, including, corporate hospitality engagement, brand development and marketing & communications. Working closely with many local and international brands, Clare recognises the importance of good customer care.
 
Clare oversees the coordination of all elements of WIB Membership Engagement including communications, marketing, budget management, monitoring, stakeholder engagement and client support. Clare to grow the network by building relationships with our members through personal interaction.
 
 

Grainne Mackel -  Administration and Marketing Assistant

Grainne Mackel - Administration and Marketing Assistant

Grainne manages all the Digital Marketing content for the organisation, she also manages the day to day administration of Women in Business including the events, memberships and programmes.

Grainne holds a Second Class Hons with First Division in Marketing from University of Ulster. Having previously worked for Autism Eye Magazine as a Marketing and Events Intern and Ulster University's Student Engagment team as an a Ambassador for the careers development centre, Grainne has many transferable skills that are benefital to her role and values which align with the Women in Business mission. 

Grainne enjoys working closing with every member of the Women in Business team to assit with the implementation and development of marketing, CRM and business development strategies. 

 

Nicky Scott- Programmes Manager

Nicky Scott- Programmes Manager

Nicky is an experienced communicator, with a background in a variety of industries including Property, Banking and most recently Media.
 
Since graduating from University of Leeds with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Managing Performance, she has gained experience as a Sales Negotiator at an award-winning company in England, gained hotel experience in Australia and returned to Northern Ireland where she recently worked for U105 Radio station as a Promotions and Sponsorship co-ordinator, organising on-air and off-air competitions, events and creating bespoke campaigns for clients.
 

Nicky will be coordinating each of the incredible Women in Business Programmes which assist with members personal and professional development.  She is looking forward to attending different Women in Business events and getting inspired by all of the WIB members.

Christine White - Head of Diversity Mark NI

Christine White - Head of Diversity Mark NI

Christine White is Head of Business for Diversity Mark NI – an organisation founded by Women In Business NI enabling organisations of all sizes to achieve gender diversity accreditation. 
 
Christine has over 20 years’ experience working in large corporate organisations and she has a track record for being a consistent top performer in previous sales roles.  Her most recent positions include Customer Service Manager in the Agnew Group for 7 years and Branch Manager in Santander prior to that.  Christine believes that diversity accreditation will set businesses and organisations apart and seek to create environments where people have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. 
 
Christine is delighted to be part of an organisation solely focussed on making a positive cultural change to our economy, and she is looking forward to working with new members to achieve their diversity accreditation.

Read more >> http://diversity-mark-ni.co.uk/

Neil Dalzell - ND Events

Neil Dalzell - ND Events

Neil and the team at ND Events manage all of the events at Women in Business.

ND Events is a fresh and innovative Events and Destination Management agency based in Northern Ireland that thrives on producing incredible events throughout the UK and Ireland. 

Clarke and Co. Accountant

Clarke and Co. Accountant

Clarke and Co. manages all of the accounts at Women in Business. Clark & Co. is a small firm that offers a wide range of accountancy services over a number of sectors including private and charity.