Maria Moynihan Lee
As Managing Director of Milestone, Maria develops and fosters client, partner and sponsor relationships, ensuring the vision of projects and productions is executed to the highest standard. Currently, Milestone is the national coordinator for Culture Night and Cruinniú na nÓg, and also produces the flagship Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival, now in its 68th year. Milestone further specialises in feasibility research and economic impact evaluation and has delivered tourism marketing campaigns.
Past Milestone productions include ‘A Nation’s Voice’ 1916 Centenary concert at Collins Barracks in partnership with the Arts Council and RTÉ, involving a choir of 1,000 and the National Symphony Orchestra; The Playboy of the Western World - The Musical, The Tall Ships Races Dublin 2012 and coordination of National Heritage Week.
Maria has been centrally involved in the festivals and events sector in Ireland since 2000, beginning her career in this field as CEO of Ireland’s St Patrick's Festival. She went on to serve as Festival Director of the Volvo Ocean Race Galway in 2009 before co-founding Milestone Inventive in 2011