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Are you ready to take your leadership to the next level?

Join us at our exclusive Executive MBA panel event and discover how this transformational programme can help you prepare for senior leadership roles and the future of business.

The Ulster Executive MBA (EMBA) is a two-year transformational programme designed for ambitious managers or senior professionals looking to innovate, inspire and lead at the highest level. This panel event will provide you with valuable insights about the programme structure, career development opportunities and application process. You'll hear from EMBA graduates on how the course has helped advance their careers.


Kerry Curran, Director, GB & EU Trade Division, Department for the Economy

Kerry leads the Departments work to ensure Northern Ireland business opportunities are maximised in both the UK and Europe. She also has lead responsibility for the development of the Life and Health Sciences focus in the 10X Economy Strategy.

Kerry previously led the InterTradeIreland strategy, policy, research, and partnerships functions. She has more than twenty years’ experience of working in strategic policy research roles and has held similar roles at Queen’s University Belfast, The Environment Agency (GB) and Renewable UK.  She has a degree in Environmental Science, a Masters in Economics in Policy Analysis and a Masters in Business Administration and more than 5 years of Charity Board experience.

Mark Spence, Chief Executive, Construction Employers Federation (CEF)

Having trained and qualified as Chartered Accountant, Mark worked within global consultancy firms for 20 years advising on public infrastructure procurement before delivering his own consultancy services to leading local construction firms.

Seeing the opportunity to broaden his business understanding he undertook the UU part-time MBA and has subsequently moved on to become Chief Executive of the CEF (Construction Employers Federation) representing the interests of the local industry at regional and national level.

Mark is the Regional Advisor for NI to the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) was also appointed by the previous Finance Minister to the reconstituted Procurement Board which has responsibility for developing public sector procurement policy and practice for the £3bn annual spend by the NI Executive.

Sara McCracken, Head of Fundraising and Communication at RSPB

Sara McCracken FCIPR MBA is an award-winning PR and communications specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in different areas including environment, health, education, politics, equestrian and agri-rural businesses. She has worked in a range of organisations - a trade union, charities, political party, membership organisations and an alpaca farm.

Sara has founded The PR Club to offer online and in-person PR training. Her specialities include: PR and communications, strategy development, connecting people, facilitation, events management, editing, speech writing, leadership development, media interview preparation and campaigns.

Event info

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Thursday 22 February

8.30am to 10am

Academy Restaurant

Belfast campus

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