Ms. Aideen McGinley
Ilex Urban Regeneration Company
Chief Executive Officer
Aideen has been Chief Executive of Ilex since September 2009, having previously held Permanent Secretary positions with the Department for Employment and Learning and with the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure. In this role she was instrumental in the creation of the first Arts and Cultural Strategy for NI. She was formerly Chief Executive of Fermanagh District Council. She has worked in Community Services and Economic Development in Strabane and Fermanagh and as a Planner in Donegal.
She is involved in a wide range of community, economic, cultural and rural development initiatives and has published papers and spoken widely on her experience of local development, whole systems approaches, cultural and civic entrepreneurship and leadership. She was awarded an honorary Degree and an OBE in 2004.