Triskel Appoints Cognate Health CEO Paula Cogan as new Chair

5th December 2022

Posted In: So In Demand

Paula Cogan, CEO at Cognate Health, has been appointed Chair of the Board at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. She joins a board that includes Deirdre Waldron, one of Ireland’s leading communications consultants; Colette Kelleher, a highly experienced, energetic and values driven leader; and Philip King, curator and producer of bespoke cultural events.

Paula, who was previously Global Head of Sales for Doyle Collection, said, “I am delighted to take on the role of Chair of Triskel. My association with Triskel began over 15 years ago and I am a huge admirer of the art that is created and curated at this historic venue. As someone who worked in tourism for many years and is now in healthcare, the importance of a thriving arts and culture scene in Cork is crucial to attract visitors but also to support the health and wellbeing of our residents. I look forward to working with fellow board members and the team at Triskel.”

Welcoming the appointment, Artistic Director of Triskel Tony Sheehan said, “We are very excited at Triskel that Paula has agreed to take on the role of Chair of the Board. The Arts needs allies and expertise from a wide range of people and Paula will bring huge experience and expertise to bear during what will no doubt be difficult times ahead for all of us, not least in the Arts. Her business expertise and leadership as well as her long-standing commitment to Triskel continues the sterling support provided by outgoing Chair Frankie Whelehan.”

Triskel Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary centre whose main auditorium is a fully refurbished neoclassical Georgian Church. The venue, which launched in 2011, is programmed with a rich bill of live music (with a focus on Classical and Jazz concerts), cultural cinema, visual art exhibitions and literary events.