Ulster University ‘In Conversation’ breakfast with PwC’s Cat McCusker

25th Apr 2023 07:45 am - 10:00 am

Venue: The Academy Restaurant, Ulster University, York Street, Belfast


Posted By: Ulster University

7th Apr 2023

Event Description

Join us at Ulster University to hear Cat McCusker’s journey to become the first female Regional Market Leader for PwC in Northern Ireland.

Drawing on her experience, Cat will reflect on the defining moments that have helped shape her impressive career and offer insight on some of the biggest leadership challenges currently facing industry, how her time at Ulster plays into her career now, and the importance of female role models in our society.

Professor Paul Moore will lead Cat in conversation and then open the floor for questions.

Our host Professor Paul Moore, Director of Creative Industries Future Screens NI at Ulster University, will talk to Cat about women in leadership in Northern Ireland and their role in connecting people and creating valuable partnerships.

*Arrival 7.45 – 8.15am for light breakfast, followed by the ‘In Conversation’ at 8.30am.

This is an exclusive event, therefore spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Caitroina McCusker

Cat McCusker is Regional Market Leader, Northern Ireland and Customer Led Transformation Lead, PwC United Kingdom. PwC employs over 3,700 people in Northern Ireland and is PwC UK’s fastest-growing UK region.

Its destination workplace – Merchant Square – right in the heart of Belfast is the largest regional office outside of London. Cat is passionate about working together with our clients and the wider community to create a positive societal impact for the region – particularly around the skills agenda, ESG and technology transformation.

Cat is also the Education Consulting Leader. In this role, Cat works at a global and local level to help universities to reimagine their student and staff experience, driving some of our most innovative and disruptive work.

Beyond education, Cat has also worked with major organisations across local government, central government and the police, generating significant cost savings and tangible benefits

In addition to these roles, Cat is also the Customer Led Transformation Lead, helping our clients across all sectors achieve responsible growth.

This means putting the customer at the heart of all they do, with a strategy that combines financial goals with a commitment to long-term, sustained outcomes.

Cat is an Ulster University Business School graduate.

Professor Paul Moore

Professor Moore joined the University of Ulster in 1999 and has since been active in the development of the creative arts/industries policy in the university.

He was head of the School of Creative Arts and Technologies from 2008 to 2017 before serving a short period as head of the School of Communication and Media.

He is now Director of Future Screens NI, the AHRC funded creative industries cluster for NI, and is a Co-Director of Ulster’s Creative Industries Institute (CII).

He was awarded a personal chair in 2009 becoming Professor of Creative Technologies, and was awarded a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship in 2014.  He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

His research is focused on both the creative industries and the ways in which theory and practice can be brought together in research, training and education.

Most recently he has been involved in various arts data research projects with national bodies such as NESTA in the UK. He has published widely in a range of journals/books and his sound art practice has been exhibited in a number of commissioned gallery exhibitions in London, Coventry, Belfast, Derry, Lough Neagh, and the National Gallery of Namibia.

He was the Ofcom Content Board member for Northern Ireland from 2007 to 2013. From 1995 to 2004 he was also a board member of the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission and chaired the education committee which developed the seminal Wider Literacy policy document.

In his spare time he is a freelance broadcaster with BBC Radio Ulster and has written and presented a range of documentaries for BBC national radio.

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