<p>After 20 years working in the IT industry, Joanne Stuart founded Attrus Limited in 2006 which supports businesses and entrepreneurs both in the private and social enterprise sectors. A&nbsp;former Chairman of the Institute of Directors, Northern Ireland Division, she chaired the independent review on university fees in Northern Ireland leading to a published report in February 2011. She currently chairs the Government and business steering group tasked with driving forward the Northern Ireland Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strategy. This dovetails with her role on Matrix, the Northern Ireland Science Panel, and her work with the Northern Ireland Science Park Trust. She is Chairman of Arts &amp; Business Northern Ireland and Vice Chair of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Business Trust, as well as holding a number of other voluntary roles.</p> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;} </style> <![endif]-->

Joanne Stuart OBE

Biography:

After 20 years working in the IT industry, Joanne Stuart founded Attrus Limited in 2006 which supports businesses and entrepreneurs both in the private and social enterprise sectors. A former Chairman of the Institute of Directors, Northern Ireland Division, she chaired the independent review on university fees in Northern Ireland leading to a published report in February 2011. She currently chairs the Government and business steering group tasked with driving forward the Northern Ireland Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strategy. This dovetails with her role on Matrix, the Northern Ireland Science Panel, and her work with the Northern Ireland Science Park Trust. She is Chairman of Arts & Business Northern Ireland and Vice Chair of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Business Trust, as well as holding a number of other voluntary roles.