Crash Ensemble is a CLG governed by a board of directors and has charitable status.
Charity Registration Number: 17789
Company Registration Number: 447187
The board of directors are committed to the highest standards of governance guiding Crash Ensemble in its professional conduct.
The organisation complies with regulatory requirements and operates within its governing document. It is also committed to compliance with the Charities Governance Code.
Board of directors
Appointed September 2020
A former Assisstant Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, David now enjoys a close relationship with both RTÉ orchestras in addition to regular appearances as guest conductor with the Ulster Orchestra. His career has seen him conduct throughout Europe, Africa, the United States, Canada and China. David Brophy’s work with specialist new music ensembles, among them Vox 21 and Crash Ensemble, has led to numerous first performances including the Irish premiere of Steve Reich’s Music for Eighteen Musicians, alongside recent world premieres of arrangements by Nico Muhly for traditional Irish singer, Iarla Ó Lionáird. Beyond the realm of strictly musical performances, David has regularly collaborated in concert with numerous actors, including Brendan Gleeson, Fiona Shaw, Stephen Rae, Patrick Bergin and Adrian Dunbar and has worked on films directed by Neil Jordan and Stephen Frears. Aside from his work as a musician, David has presented the RTÉ1 award-winning TV series Instrumental (Adare Productions and RTÉ), the IFTA award-winning High Hopes Choir (Tyrone Productions and RTÉ) and David Brophy’s Choir of Ages (Tyrone Productions and RTÉ). He is a board-member of Ireland’s Contemporary Music Centre.
Appointed September 2019
Deborah Crowley is from Barna, County Galway and graduated from University College Galway with a Law and Italian degree. Deborah qualified as a Solicitor in 1989 and has practised as a Solicitor in Dublin with Ferrys LLP Solicitors where she continues to practice as Joint Managing Partner. Deborah is a CEDR accredited mediator and serves on the Regulation of Practice Committee and Money–Laundering Reporting Committee of the Law Society Of Ireland. Deborah is an enthusiastic supporter of the Arts both nationally and Internationally with a focus on drama, visual arts and music.
Fiona Scott (Chair)
Appointed May 2021
As a founder member of award-winning Boys and Girls, Ireland’s largest independently owned creative agency and a former MD of McConnells Advertising, Fiona has over 30 years’ experience as a leading professional in the advertising communications industry.
She currently operates as a marketing and communications consultant. In addition to working with clients to help them develop strategic plans, she goes into companies to help them run their business more effectively and increase profitability by looking at their P&L, ways of working and employee skill sets.
Fiona was appointed to the Transition Board of Golf Ireland in December 2018 and, in addition to being a member of the finance committee, she chaired the Branding sub-committee. She was responsible for developing the Golf Ireland brand, all collateral material and the Golf Ireland website.
Fiona was on the board of Poetry Ireland for 3 years and sits on the funding and the corporate affairs sub committees of Focus Ireland.
Appointed March 2018
Jackie's business career started over three decades ago, having graduated from the Michael Smurfit Business School. Her career developed rapidly and then progressed to sales and Business Development Director in Gunne Residential where she worked for 19 years. She has a keen focus on problem solving, strategic planning ad implementing change. Jackie is an active supporter of the arts and is a member of the Dublin Theatre Festival, Wexford Opera Festival and proud to be a founding member of Irish National Opera. She is enthusiastic about volunteering her time and fundraising to support various arts organisations achieve their ambitions.
Appointed February 2020
Paddy is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience as a business leader in financial and service organisations in Ireland and overseas. He has a strong operational focus and an interest in technology and innovation in the workplace.
Appointed September 2013
Tim O’Connor combines running his own advisory business providing strategic advice and support to companies and organisations with a range of voluntary roles in the not-for-profit sector. Over the last number of years, the latter have included Vice Chairmanship of Limerick National City of Culture 2014, Chairmanship of the Advisory Board of the Gathering Ireland 2013, Chair of the Transition Board of Golf Ireland from 2019-21 (tasked with establishing a single governing body for the sport of Golf on the island of Ireland), Chair of the Implementation Advisory Group for the Directly Elected Mayor of Limerick project (2020) and membership of the Board of GOAL, one of Ireland’s leading humanitarian assistance NGOs. Tim worked in the Irish Public Service from 1972 to early 2010, most recently as Secretary General to the President of Ireland. His career also included almost 30 years in the Irish Diplomatic Service, in the Department of Foreign Affairs. A large portion of his career was spent working on the Northern Ireland Peace Process, including the Good Friday Agreement. His foreign postings included the Embassies of Ireland in Bonn and Washington DC and most recently, from 2005-2007, he was Consul General of Ireland in New York, USA. He retired from the Irish Civil Service in 2010. He holds four Honorary Doctorates from Universities in Ireland North and South and the US.