Global Development Opportunities for Leaders Working in Arts, Screen, and Creative Sectors

ICE Archive: 2011/2012 – Tiernan Kelly


Tiernan Kelly is currently Director of Film City Glasgow, Scotland’s only dedicated production facility for the screen industries, based in the former Govan Town Hall, Glasgow. Having managed the £4 million redevelopment of the facility, and established the core business, he is now working with Creative Scotland and other public and private sector partners in developing Scotland’s first independent facilities village and sound stages with a resolute aim to bring high value, international screen projects to the country.

His wider contribution to the indigenous screen industries includes sitting on advisory boards for the Glasgow Film Office, and the University of the West of Scotland Skillset Media Academy, and he is an active member of both the Scottish Facilities Group, and Association of Film and Television Practitioners in Scotland. He was also part of the redevelopment project team in his previous role at The Arches, acting as client liaison on the £3.5 million lottery funded capital project, which transformed the space into one of Europe’s leading arts venues. Latterly, Tiernan oversaw operations, licensing and the renowned club and music programme, founding two of The Arches’ most successful legacy events; experimental music festival ‘Instal’, and the infamous club night ‘Death Disco’.

Tiernan was hosted by FORM in Perth, Australia.

About Tiernan’s mentor

Jules Boardman has 40 years experience working in entertainment related organisations including The National Theatre, Ticketmaster UK (co-founder) and Dewynters, the leading advertising and marketing agency. During the course of 2005 Jules gained a diploma in executive coaching in association with the Institute of Leadership and Management and with Management Futures affording him the skills to act as a coach and/or mentor for senior executives not just in the industries with which he is familiar but in any business environment.