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Meet Our Team

Find out more about the people behind CO3:

Nora Smith, CEO

Suzanne Courtney, Member Service Manager

Jonny Bell, Marketing And Communications Officer

Louise Cahoon, Events And Admin Officer

Partick Minne, Head Of Business Development

Kandi, Office Dog/Wellbeing Officer

Nora Smith, CEO

Chief Executive of CO3 since March 2014, Nora established and developed the executive recruitment services which in 2019 evolved into Engage Executive Talent. Nora’s background in HR coupled with her extensive networks and strategic connections provide unrivalled access to leaders across the third, private and public sectors. Nora’s focus is on building a community of leaders offering support and development through the services that CO3 provides.

If you need to contact Nora during this period of exceptional closure please call 078 2543 2333



Suzanne Courtney, Member Service Manager 

Suzanne has over 20 years’ experience in sales management within the private sector and prides herself on building and maintaining relationships. Suzanne oversees all elements regarding CO3s member base, be it recruitment, support, communications, introductions and development. When not working, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her husband Scott and 2 sons Will and Max, which usually involves standing in the freezing cold 
watching them play football!




Jonny Bell, Marketing And Communications Officer 

Jonny has worked within the marketing and events sector for over ten years, gaining experience in the software, market research, marketing agency and hospitality and tourism industries. Jonny develops and manages CO3’s distinct marketing presence, implementing a fully integrated communications approach while satisfying his passion and drive for effective and ethical communication.





Louise Cahoon, Events And Admin Officer 

Louise has been successfully working organising events for several years in different organisations. She has experience organising events like awards, conferences and seminars in the past as well as been on the marketing and events team for large sporting events. 

Our clients benefit from her genuine passion, acute organisational skills and great eye for detail. 




Patrick Minne, Director Of Business Development 

Patrick has worked as a Chief Executive, Senior Manager and Trustee in Northern Ireland’s third sector since 2007, establishing a strong network of contacts who are as passionate as he is himself about the sector’s ability to change society for the better. His previous experience at Senior Management level in the private sector, working with a range of public sector clients, gives these networks strength and depth. He particularly enjoys identifying organisations and individuals who, like him, combine ‘a social heart with a business head’.

If you need to contact Patrick during this period of exceptional closure please call 077 9250 9003



Kandi, Office Dog/Wellbeing Officer

Duties include chilling, sleeping, walking the staff at lunchtime, eating treats, greeting members at the CO3 office and hugs to help support the health and wellbeing of staff and members.  In her spare time, Kandi enjoys playing fetch and barking at other dogs.