Born in 1958 in Belfast, UK, Linda McGeady is now a US citizen and Portland resident since 1997. Art patron, collector and stay-at-home mother of two children, she serves on the Art Committee of the Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, and is active in The International School parent community. She was recently elected to the Board of the Circus Project.
Linda has a long history with the arts, dating back to her youth in Northern Ireland and Scotland, her studies in Paris, through her eight years in London. She joined the board of the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) in 1997, leaving in 2003, a year after the birth of her daughter. Through the McGeady Family Foundation, Linda McGeady has been a strong supporter of the Bonnie Bronson Fund, the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), the Portland Art Museum, and several other arts organizations.
Prior to moving to the United States in 1997, Ms. McGeady was Deputy Director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE), a lobbyist to the UK and European Parliaments on energy conservation. She holds a Master of Arts degree in French Literature (1st Class Hons) from St. Andrews University in Scotland, and was a PhD student at St. John’s College, Oxford 1981-84.