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date: 20 February 2020

McCarthy, Shona Mary free

Born Co. Down 17 Jan. 1968; d of Don and Elizabeth McCarthy; partner, Bobby Gordon; two d

Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, since 2016


Univ. of Ulster (BA Hons Film, Media and English 1989; Postgrad. Dip. Cultural Mgt 1997)


Chief Executive: Cinemagic, 1991–2001; Imagine Belfast 2008, 2001–02; Exec. Dir, Rubyblue, 2002–09; Dir, British Council NI, 2009–11; Chief Exec., Culture Co. 2013, 2011–14. Dir, Foyle Film Fest., 1995–98. Chair: Oh Yeah Music Centre, 2015–; Walk the Plank, 2015–


walking, cinema, music, food, theatre, reading


Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 180 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS

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