Frank Galbraith runs his own business providing accountancy services.
He has a degree from Queens’s University, Belfast and set up R F Galbraith Accountancy Services in 1980 after working briefly with the Abbey National.
He supplies a range of services to businesses including accounts preparation, VAT, payroll, and taxation. His clients include limited companies, partnerships and sole traders operating in areas including financial services, health, retail, guitar manufacturing and software development.
He acts as the accountant for a number of charitable organisations.
Lisa joined the Beat board in 2014 as a result of a keen interest in carnival arts and community arts development in Belfast.
Since April 2013, Lisa has worked in Belfast City Council’s new Urban Development Unit. She has a project management and co-ordination role in the “Renewing the Routes” programme, a physical regeneration scheme that implements commercial, environmental and heritage improvements across the city.
Prior to this she was the Regeneration & Arts Development Officer at East Belfast Partnership, where she worked on new arts and cultural initiatives ranging from festivals, one-off events and art installations to large-scale regeneration plans for areas of east Belfast. Her work with the partnership encompassed streetscape improvements addressing dereliction, commercial enhancements and community environmental initiatives, as well as regular consultation and workshop facilitation.
Lisa is passionate about arts and heritage and regularly attends arts and music events. She is a board member of East Belfast Arts Festival and Woodstock Blues Festival and previously volunteered with OMAC and in various arts festivals.
In her own personal time she enjoys working on arts and crafts with a plan to sell some pieces in the future and is also developing a music project with a friend.
As a keen participant in the Beat's community outreach activities and events for a number of years, Mary joined the Beat board in 2009.
Mary has worked within The Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland since 2002 and has a background in funding, events and communications.
Mary is also a co-founding member of Belfast’s Skewiff Theatre and has extensive experience in acting, directing and producing theatre productions.
Recent acting credits include After The Bell Jar, an adaptation by James Alexander Johnson (Green Room Productions), Shadow and Light by James Meredith, Same Time Next Year by Bernard Slade (a collaboration between Skewiff Theatre and Lunchbox Theatre for Belfast Film Festival April 2013), RTE’s Cracking Crime, Monsters Of Ulster (Factotum), Good Vibrations (Canderblinks/Revolution Films), and Even Gods (Manifesto Films). As a co-founding member of Skewiff Theatre Company, Mary has also directed recent productions The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs by Mike Daisey, in association with Out To Lunch festival 2013, The Ex Files by Vittoria Cafolla, The Odd Couple by Neil Simon and Talk Radio by Eric Bogosian.