IASAQ People

Nicola Holly, President of IASAQ

Originally from Tralee CBD, Co. Kerry, Nicola has resided in Australia for ten years. She holds a Masters

in History of Art from UCC and has been fortunate enough to work in the Queensland arts sector since

she arrived. She currently works at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane

as their Galleries Manager. Nicola has volunteered with the association for four years and

has witnessed firsthand the exceptional work they deliver. Nicola manages the IASAQ social media,

marketing and events and is excited about  getting a younger demographic involved in the organisation. 

Martina Redmond, Secretary of IASAQ

Hailing from Dublin, Martina has resided in Brisbane for over ten years. During her time volunteering with IASAQ, she has put in an enormous amount of work updating our policies and procedures. Martina is delighted to take on the role of Secretary and we look forward to working together with our members and stakeholders. 

Michael Forrest, Board Member

Michael is a true original born and bred in Brisvegas. He is a retired Lawyer who now devotes his

time to various charitable causes and organisations. Michael has been a member of IASAQ for over

six years now and was elected to the Iasaq Board in 2011. His contribution is most valuable and

appreciated by all who are a part of IASAQ.


Brendan Kealy, Board Member

Brendan Kealy has resided in Brisbane for over 30 years and has been involved with IASAQ since our inception. Brendan successfully spearheaded Shamrock Civil from its foundation in 1994 until 2006 in the capacity of CEO. As an IASAQ Board Member, Brendan is focused on our organisation’s business development and the implementation of strategic plans across our operations.


Tony Slevin, Board Member

Tony is originally  from Dublin, and after stints  in London, Melbourne and Sydney, he is now settled in Brisbane with his wife and 3 children. He has always been active in his local community and has been involved in several capacities with his children’s schools and local  football clubs.

As an IASAQ Board member, Tony is concentrating on  better ways to capture and report on the great work the organisation does.

Paddy Farrelly, Coordinator IASAQ.

Paddy hails from Carnaross in County Meath. He fully enjoys the role of Coordinator and is delighted

to be able to assist the Irish & Irish Australian community through IASAQ. He is available to anyone at

any time if they are in need or distress. The kettle is never far from the boil and the coffee is always

good when he's in the office, so why not drop in for a cuppa and chat?

Paddy will be always glad to meet you. He can be reached on 0432087328.





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