Source Arts Centre - Board of Directors 2016

John Hogan (Chairperson) – Public Representative, Tipperary County Council

A public representative for the past 16 years, he served as Mayor of North Tipperary in 2004 and is currently Chairperson of The Thurles /Templemore Municipal District. He is also Chairperson of Tipperary Education and Training Board and has served on various Committees from his local parish to National Boards . He is currently on several committees, such as treasurer of Moyne Community Centre, and board member of the Education and Training Board of Ireland. A former Chairperson of Moyne Drama Group, as a public representative he promotes our music, drama, culture and the arts in general.  As a younger man he received an award as the most promising young actor at the Tipperary Drama festival.

Michael Ryan (Secretary) - Tipperary County Council
Templemore/Thurles Municipal District

Liam McCarthy (Treasurer) –Tipperary County Council
Head of Finance and Information Technology/Head of Finance and Information Systems

Melanie Scott - Arts Officer - Tipperary County Council
Founding Member and Director of The Source Arts Centre since 2003. With twenty years experience working in the arts, Melanie Scott is a graduate of Fine Art at D.I.T. and the H.Dip in Arts Administration at U.C.D. Appointed County Arts Officer in January 1999. The function of the Arts Officer is to promote, advise on and work towards the development of the arts throughout County Tipperary. This role includes the development and implementation of policy for the arts, co-ordination of developmental programming across policy areas, administration of grants and schemes for the arts and commissioning of work across artforms and contexts.

Sinead Carr  - Tipperary County Council
Since 1999 -  she was formerly  Director of Services with Wicklow County Council and now at Tipperary County Council. Has worked in the areas of Housing, Community, Planning, IT and Economic development. Her professional background is in the Planning area.

Matt Shortt  - Tipperary County Council
Director of Services
Director of Environment and LA Water and Communities Office and District Director for Templemore/Thurles Municipal Council

John Fogarty
Chairperson, Thurles Drama Group

Martin Healy
Local businessman and native of Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles; one of the founding members  of the  Source Arts Centre. Former president of Thurles Chamber of Commerce for two terms in 2003 and 2004. A landowner and property owner in Tipperary, Martin has ran a successful business in his former years and is currently in the process of developing several primary health care centres. Studying philosophy for the last three years, he has a personal interest in the arts. He enjoys and appreciates the shows in the Source and regularly attends the theatre in Dublin. A passionate art collector having purchased Yeats, le Brocquy  and Knuttel,  he also follows new up and coming artists.  

Jess Codd – Tipperary Libraries
County Librarian

Joe Burke - Public Representative, Tipperary County Council
Other Committee Memberships: Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly, Tipperary Education and Training Board (ETB)


The Source Arts Centre Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 6th, October, 2015

The following audited accounts for 2015 were agreed at that meeting and are linked below in line with The Source Arts Centre’s  governance and transparency requirements.

Source Arts Centre – Financial Statement 2015