Tony Morrison BA MSc

Tony formed Otium Leisure Consultancy in 1997. He previously worked as a local authority Recreation Manager from 1982, serving in Belfast, Ballymoney and Antrim. As a management consultant specialising in leisure, Tony has worked with a wide range of clients from the public and community sectors. Project experience includes feasibility studies, economic appraisals, training workshops, strategies and action plans. He has a deep understanding of the leisure industry and has the ability to create solutions for client’s challenges. Tony is a family man whose interest in church music involves him as an organist and choir director. He’s also a bit of a mountain man and has completed the Everest Base Camp trek!

Siobhan Poulter BSc PhD

Siobhan returned to work after family commitments by joining Otium as a Senior Consultant in 2012. Her background in the world of camogie as a skilled tutor, coach and administrator gives her an excellent grasp of sports clubs and the world of sport generally. With a PhD (in Soil Sciences!) her research abilities are finely tuned. She delights in getting to grips with clients’ needs to be able to move a project forward. She has a genuine interest in and love for sport and leisure pursuits that can make a difference in people’s lives and in the life of their communities. Siobhan always goes the extra mile – on and off the field!

Alex Carmichael ILAM Dip Leisure Management

Alex is an Associate Consultant with Otium. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his former work as Head of Leisure Services in Cookstown and Coleraine and as Acting Director of Leisure Services in Coleraine. Whilst his portfolio includes managing and developing every aspect of leisure operations his particular talent is in managing events. With full responsibility for the NI International Air Show (Portrush) for 13 years, he took it from small beginnings to become the third largest air show in the UK and one of the top rated family events in Northern Ireland.

Alex’s public sector experience is complemented by his time in the private sector as a former Manager of the Jet Centre Multi Leisure Complex in Coleraine, Northern Ireland’s largest family leisure centre when it opened.

Patrick McCluskey BSc Hons Community Development

Patrick has extensive experience in leisure management in local government in the (former) Down District Council. In recent years he became increasingly involved in policy development and operational management including sports development, countryside access, community development and health & well-being. He currently serves on course committees for Community Development at the University of Ulster and on OFMDFM’s Play Policy Development and Community Planning Forum.

Patrick enjoys a game of golf and spending time with his family.


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