Kirsty McManus

National Director, Northern Ireland & Wales

Kirsty was appointed National Director for the Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland in August 2017.

Formerly Deputy Director at the NI Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Kirsty’s appointment followed a successful career during which she has held senior positions at the Ulster University, NI Chamber and Vistage in California. She has over 20 years’ experience working in markets such as the United States.

Kirsty was appointed Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Infrastructure by Minister Mallon in August 2020 and is a founding member of the Northern Ireland Business Brexit working group.

Kirsty has a degree in Information Management from Queens University, an MBA from Ulster University Business School and achieved the IoD Diploma in Company Direction. Kirsty is also a trustee of Charis Cancer Charity.

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