Meet our Board Members

Our Board comprises twelve volunteers from diverse backgrounds

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John Glass
Chair
John is Director of Infrastructure & Projects at Translink. He is responsible for the management of its estate including the rail network. John also leads the delivery of capital projects, such as the Belfast Transport Hub and Weavers Cross regeneration. Formerly John was NI Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
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Kieran Dempsey
Vice Chair
Kieran is an architect with his own practice, specialising in areas including housing for older people. As Chair of Newington Housing Association, he helped deliver the award-winning Parkside regeneration project at the Limestone Road interface in north Belfast.
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Emmet Moore
Company Secretary
Emmet is a solicitor specialising in construction, litigation and adjudication. Until recently Emmet was Group Head of Legal for Mears Group PLC, one of the UK's largest providers of repairs and maintenance services, for whom he remains a consultant.
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Irene Kingston
Irene is a former Chair of Age NI and Vice-Chair of Age NI's Consultative Forum and UK representative on Age Platform Europe. She has also worked in the voluntary / community sector in the fields of mental health, criminal justice and the arts.
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Craig Logan
Craig is Director for Property Finance in Bank of Ireland's Corporate Banking division. He also chairs the Bank's Corporate & Social Responsibility Forum in NI, and volunteers as a school governor.
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Patricia Mallon
Patricia is a Chartered Management Accountant who has been working in a range of roles within the Strategic Investment Board ltd (SIB) since 2009. Prior to this she worked as a finance professional in the IT and dairy sectors.
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Alan McAlister
Alan is a Director in the Commercial Real Estate department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin. He has a wealth of expertise in all aspects of commercial law, including acquisitions and disposals, as well as on non-contentious construction issues.
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John McConnell
John is Head of Sales at H&J Martin Asset Management Services, responsible for securing new business across the UK and Ireland. His expertise includes fire protection, security, asset management and facilities management.
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JP O'Doherty
JP is Director of Corporate Services at Loughs Agency. He has significant senior leadership experience in the development and implementation of corporate strategy, business and financial plans and risk management. JP holds a professional qualification in corporate governance and is a long-standing volunteer with Older People North West.
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Rachel Steenson
Rachel is Business Development Manager for Civica, one of the the UK's largest software companies. An experienced IT professional, Rachel is a Fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and is a Past Chair of its NI branch.
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Eamonn Sweeney
Eamonn is retired. He was formerly Chief Executive of Northstone, one of Northern Ireland's largest companies, with subsidiaries including Farrans Construction, Cubis Industries and Northstone Materials.
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Judith Winters
Judith is a Chartered Town Planner with over 25 years experience. Former Chair of RTPI (NI), she currently manages the Planning Enforcement Team at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and is director of two childcare settings.