Connecting People & Place


Mary Casey (Mrs)


Chief Executive 

Foyleside Consulting

Mary Casey has worked in industry, higher education and the ‘not for profit’ sector in Derry/Londonderry since 1973. She was born in Buncrana, Co. Donegal and was educated there and in Dublin where she worked for Arthur Guinness Son & Company at St. James Gate.

An alumnus of the University of Ulster,  University of Central England and Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government Mrs. Casey has academic qualifications in Public Policy, Education Marketing, Management Practice, International Business, Leadership and Democratic Governance.  Mary is also a graduate of the Foyle Common Purpose Civic Leadership Programme.

Mary established Foyleside Consulting in 2003. All business associates have the required experience for the quality and content of the professional service offered.  Foyleside Consulting is a member of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and Women in Enterprise.

In 2004 Mary was awarded one of 10 business places in Northern Ireland to participate on the 'Leaders for Tomorrow' programme at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Boston. She graduated in November 2004.

Mary being presented with a Certificate in Innovations in Leadership

by the Co-Chairs and Programme Coordinator,

John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


During early March 2006 Mary again graduated from Harvard University with a Certificate in Innovations in Governance accredited by the John F Kennedy School's Ash Institute and the University of Leiden's Centre for Government Studies at The Hague, Holland.

In November 2007 Mary secured a place at a World Thematic Conference jointly convened by the Ash Institute at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government and the Centre for Government Studies at Leiden University's campus at The Hague.  The Conference on 'Improving Access to Public Services' was part of a Global Network Series on strengthening democratic governance. Mary was invited to facilitate Panel Group Discussions to help create an Access Agenda for future research and action.

Mary Casey also offers her time and skills, in a voluntary capacity, to her local community.  She is a Member of the University of Ulster Convocations Executive Committee; Voluntary Business Mentor to the Young Enterprise Northern Ireland programme (Oakgrove Integrated College 2006-7); Founder Member and current Chairwoman of Culmore Area Forum (; Member of Into The West Railway Lobby Group; Executive Committee Member of the North West Community Network ( and member her local Church Choir.

Mary's past voluntary work includes: Chair and Committee member of Hollybush Primary School and Thornhill College Parents Teachers Associations; Committee Member of the Du Pont Community Panel; Founder Member of the City of Derry Ladies Squash Club, Culmore Residents' Association and her Parish Church Fundraising Committee; Member of the Ballyarnett/Shantallow Resource Centre, Guinness Players Drama Society and the Classical Music Society.