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An entrepreneur and innovator in her own right, Nuala has developed the world’s first app to screen for antenatal and post­natal depression ­ Moment.Health. Her ambition is to scale the company with a global offering serving all continents from its HQ in NI. As Regional Leader for LeanIn she intends to use the Northern Ireland model for rapid growth and success to drive LeanIn in Europe. @nualafmurphy AARON MOORE Cleaver Fulton Rankin. Aaron has recently undergone a qualification to become an Accredited Mediator and is also currently working towards becoming an Accredited Adjudicator. Aaron has been instrumental in developing and growing the Dispute Resolution Practice at Cleaver Fulton Rankin. RICHARD MURPHY RICHARD MURPHY, Pinsent Masons Richard is a Partner and specialises in energy projects at Pinsent Masons, an international law firm. His energy expertise and experience includes advising clients on a range of regulatory, advisory and transactional matters. He is rated as a leading individual for energy work in both Chambers UK and the Legal 500 and is the only Band 1 Ranked Energy Lawyer in Northern Ireland. Richard has advised on most of Northern Ireland's recent major energy projects, including the £200m extension project 'Gas To the West'; I­Squared Capital on its acquisition of the Viridian Group (the largest energy deal across the Island in the last twelve months); and Full Circle's £107m Energy from Waste plant on Bombardier's Belfast Harbour site. Richard sits on the Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group Committee (NIRIG) and is a regular speaker at energy industry events and conferences. www.pinsentmasons.com @pinsentmasons AARON MOORE, Cleaver Fulton Rankin Aaron Moore is a Director at Cleaver Fulton Rankin, specialising in Construction, Dispute Resolution, Contentious Real Estate and Product Liability. Aaron’s commitment to people development, passion for his work and ability to inspire and lead others has been recognised in his recent promotion to Director­Level and his appointment as Director of Training and Development at KAREN McCALLION region compete globally. In less than 12 months the Belfast Entrepreneurial Spark Hub, under my and John Ferris’ leadership, has welcomed hundreds of Northern Irish entrepreneurs through our doors. The results of our business development coaching has seen over £1million in investment, 100 new jobs and more than £1million in turnover generated locally. In 2017, we’re trebling our capacity so that we can better support the individual needs of NI businesses – from idea stage to those wishing to rapidly scale and grow. My aim is to help NI reach its goal of being one of the UK's most competitive knowledge economies, by using my international business development experience to support the engines of our economy – our entrepreneurs. www.entrepreneurialspark.com @ESparkGlobal IAN McINTYRE IAN McINTYRE, Fidessa Ian McIntyre is responsible for Market Data Strategy for Fidessa, located in the companies Belfast office since joining in November 2016. Prior to that, he was COO Europe for Vela Trading Technologies (formerly known as SR Labs) where he led a team of 110 staff in Belfast, and was responsible for Product Management and Strategy for the firm. Ian joined SR Labs from the New York Stock Exchange, where he held numerous positions up to being the Managing Director for the Market Data business in NYSE Technologies, where he was instrumental in the Market Data and Content businesses, and responsible for the creation and growth of the SuperFeed business in Europe. Ian led the carve out and sale of the Wombat business to SR Labs in 2014. Ian holds a First Class Honours Degree in Business Information Technology from Queens University Belfast. www.fidessa.com KAREN McCALLION, Entrepreneurial Spark My role with Entrepreneurial Spark is to challenge and support Northern Ireland’s entrepreneurs to either fail fast and fail cheap or realise their business dreams and help our MICHELLE McCUTCHEON MICHELLE McCUTCHEON, Abbey Insurance Brokers Michelle McCutcheon has a career in the marketing industry that has spanned more than ten years. Originating from Fermanagh, near Kesh, Michelle grew up alongside her parents and three brothers, spending her free time playing football with her local women’s team. Michelle went across the pond for university, achieving a 1st class Hons Degree in Management from Manchester Metropolitan University. Once completed, she returned to take up a position in local menswear label, Douglas & Grahame, based in Carrickfergus. Whilst there, Michelle steadily rose to Brand Co­Ordinator. In 2013, Michelle joined Abbey Insurance www.businessfirstonline.co.uk 39