Joe O'Donnell - Strategic Director
Joe O'Donnell is the Strategic Director with the Belfast Interface Project (BIP).
Joe joined the team at BIP in June 2010 having previously been employed as Director with the Short Strand Partnership (a post he held for approx 12 years).
time with the Partnership Joe had been involved in attracting significant investment to the area through both capital and revenue projects.
Joe's main duties with the Partnership were to assist regeneration within the Short Strand
and to source sustainability for community projects.
is involved in a wide range of organisations/boards, these include: Short Strand Community Forum, Titanic Quarter Advisory Group, The Skainos Project, Inner East Belfast Interface Project
, St Matthews Housing Association, Co-operation Ireland C.O.R.E. Project and Cromac Regeneration Initiative
Joe has worked within the Community Sector for over 20 years and has made the establishment of adequate financial and infrastructure support for this sector one of his main areas of concern.
He also served on Belfast City Council for the Pottinger ward and during that term as Deputy Mayor for the period 2004/2005.