New chief for City of Culture team

The director of the British Council in Northern Ireland has been appointed chief executive of Derry’s City of Culture company.

Local woman Shona McCarthy will be responsible for leading the planning and delivery of a host of events including the cultural programme, at the heart of City of Culture, between now and 2013.

She says she is “delighted” to take up the role.

“I am delighted and honoured to take up this role and look forward to working in partnership with all agencies to deliver a world class cultural experience and programme and contribute towards a lasting legacy for the city and region”.

More details in Friday’s Journal