Dr. Roger Courtney
Roger’s involvement with The Crescent started in 1977. He was the founder of the centre and set up The Crescent in the derelict Victoria College building on Lower Crescent as a shared cross-community space, when the ‘Troubles’ were at their height. It was soon a hive of artistic and youth activity.
After three years, Roger was appointed Chief Executive of the Simon CommunityNI and was joint founder of the Northern Ireland Council for the Homeless.
In 1998, Roger was awarded an MBE and went freelance to provide advice and support to a wide range of third sector organisations on strategic planning, governance, fundraising, and quality, which he still provides today.
He trains Interim Executives to provide crisis leadership for third sector organisations and has provided temporary leadership including The Crescent in 2018/19.