Dr Sally Montgomery OBE
Dr Montgomery is currently an independent consultant advising government entities, public and commercial companies on starting up visitor attractions especially in the area of science centres. Dr Montgomery was the founding Chief Executive of W5 until July 2012. She was seconded from her Post of Head of Education at the Ulster Museum to be the Project Director to establish W5 in 1998.
Her responsibilities included co-ordination with architects, contractors, procuring and developing the exhibition and setting W5 up as a charitable company. The Centre was opened on time and on budget and after successfully applying to be the CEO Dr Montgomery went onto to establish it as a highly successful multi award winning visitor attraction. Whilst at W5 Dr Montgomery researched, wrote and developed an exhibition; Titanic: Designed and Built in Belfast, for Belfast City Hall’s Titanic Festivals in 2006 and 2007. In 2012 Dr Montgomery engaged 2000 primary school pupils to explore the story of RMS Titanic and developed a comic book to tell the story of the Titanic Time Traveller. Dr Montgomery is currently a Board Member of NITB.