The Programme Manager, John Kelly, is responsible for carrying out a strategic role in planning and development. This involves liaising with local businesses and the tourism trade, the public and public agencies of the tourism industry.

Based in Derry but with strong Inishowen roots, John has 20 years experience working in a variety of projects in the community sector. Prior to that he worked in the Festival’s office of Derry City Council & in hospitality in the Quigley’s point & Ture areas of Inishowen.

In his most recent project, John was Operations & Finance Co-ordinator on the Our Place in Space project led by the Nerve Centre, in partnership with the author and Artist Oliver Jeffers, which toured across the UK last year and finished in the Ulster Transport Museum in Co Down, earlier this year. John is thrilled to be leading the team and is dedicated to ensuring Go Visit Inishowen provide a top quality service to our visitors, increase visitor numbers to Inishowen, and provide a top quality service to tourism businesses across the peninsula.