The Team

Roseann Kelly - Chief Executive

Roseann Kelly - Chief Executive

Roseann Kelly MBE is CEO of Women in Business NI (WIBNI). It is the largest and fastest growing business network for female entrepreneurs and senior business leaders in Northern Ireland with over 4000 members spread throughout all industry sectors. Roseann joined Women in Business NI soon after the organisation was formed in 2002 as a voluntary Director; she held the roles of Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Company Secretary during that time. She has been Chief Executive of WIBNI since 2009 overseeing a period of rapid growth and a successful sustainability strategy. 

Roseann was recognised on Her Majesty the Queen’s Honours list in 2019 for her contribution to the NI Economy. She sits on the Department of the Economies Ministerial Strategic Advisory Forum. She also sits on the Expert Panel for the Review of Apprenticeships and on the Youth Training Review Panel. She is CEO and a Director of Diversity Mark NI Ltd formed in 2017.She is Vice Chair of Women’s Tec NI and past Committee member of both WINET and the Women’s Fund for NI. In 2016 she won the Chief Executive of the 3rd Sector (CO3) Award for Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year. In 2014 she was invited onto the Advisory Board of the SME Development Institute at the Ulster University Business School. In 2013 she won the Services to Enterprise Award with Young Enterprise, was announced in the Belfast Business TOP 50 in 2011 and was a participant on the Irish institute Boston College Women in the Workplace Programme in 2010. 
 

Clare Gallagher – Head of Membership

Clare Gallagher – Head of Membership

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.
 
 

Nicky Scott- Head of Programmes

Nicky Scott- Head of Programmes

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.

Marguarita McNally - Membership Executive

Marguarita McNally - Membership Executive

Marguarita is a recent graduate from Queen's University, Belfast with a MSc Marketing. With experience in marketing for non-profit organisations in NI, Marguarita has a keen interest in raising online brand awareness for SME's within NI based on her university research. From Marguarita's undergraduate studies, she has earned the St. Mary's University College, Entreprienurial Cup for her work related learning studies throughout her BA Liberal Arts.

With a consumer centric focus, Marguarita will be assisting with membership activities and will be the main contact for marketing activity for Women in Business NI.

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.

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Emma Lyttle- Diversity Mark NI Membership Engagement Manager

Emma Lyttle- Diversity Mark NI Membership Engagement Manager

Emma Lyttle recently joined Diversity Mark NI in a new role as Membership Engagement Manager.  Emma’s role will be to deliver regular engagement for Diversity Mark NI members via events, roundtables, communications, Ezines, and sharing of research reports to grow a learning community focussed on creating diverse and inclusive workplace cultures.
 

Emma is passionate about people and she looks forward to meeting and working with Diversity Mark members and enabling the sharing of best practice in the growing learning community.  With a very successful background in Sales and Hospitality, exceeding expectations is the goal for Emma.  She feels energised to be joining Diversity Mark NI at such an exciting time and believes that the opportunities and potential is endless.

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.