Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, CEO Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance (NITA)
We are thrilled to welcome Joanne Stuart to the Diversity Mark Independent Assessment Panel.
Joanne joined the NITA in March 2019. As the single independent voice for the tourism economy in Northern Ireland, NITA’s role is to be the influential voice for the Tourism economy in shaping the future growth of tourism.
Previously Joanne had a successful career spanning 30 years in Technology and Innovation holding senior roles in Oracle Corporation and more recently, as Director of Development at Catalyst.
Joanne is a former Chairwoman of Institute of Directors NI (2008-2011), and was the NI Champion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), from 2011 to 2016, focused on encouraging more young people to study the STEM subjects and addressing the gender balance through the development of the STEM Charter and network in partnership with the Equality Commission.
Joanne sits on a number of boards including the Irish Times Trust and Ulster University Council and is a member of the board of Governors of Wallace High School.