As a voluntary not for profit organisation, Newington is governed by a Board of Management consisting of unpaid volunteers. The Board of Management set the strategic objectives and goals of the organisation and ensures that the organisation operates within its own rules and meets all its legal and financial obligations.

There are currently 13 members of the Board of Management including 3 officers. They are as follows:

  • Mr Sean McKenna (Chair)
  • Mr Niall Kelly (Vice Chair)
  • Mrs Rosaleen Bradley (Treasurer)
  • Mrs Carmel Maginness
  • Mr Peter Privilege (MBE)
  • Mr George Walsh (MBE)
  • Mr Michael Bright
  • Mr Larry Mooney
  • Ms Sarah Walsh
  • Ms Bernadette Hassan
  • Miss Lisa Privilege
  • Mr Philip O’Flaherty
  • Mr Chris McCarroll

Also, to assist the main Board to effectively govern Newington, there are also 5 committees comprised of Board Members. These committees provide detailed governance and strategic direction to specific operational areas within Newington. These are;

Our current Committees and Members

Audit & Risk Committee Members
Niall Kelly (Chair), Peter Privilege, George Walsh, Bernadette Hassan & Philip O’Flaherty.

Finance Committee Members
Rosaleen Bradley (Chair), Michael Bright, Larry Mooney, Niall Kelly & Chris McCarroll.

Development & Property Services Committee Members
Michael Bright (Chair), Carmel McGuinness, Sean McKenna, Lisa Privilege & Chris McCarroll.

Housing & Communities Committee Members
Sean McKenna (Chair), Peter Privilege, Michael Bright, Philip O’Flaherty & Sarah Walsh.

Human Resources & Remuneration Committee Members
Sean McKenna (Chair), Niall Kelly, Carmel McGuinness & Larry Mooney.

How To Become a Shareholder or Join the Board Of Management
NHA requires volunteer Board Member(s) who are socially-motivated with experience and skills fields such as community development, business, personnel, construction, law and finance would be advantageous.

Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from women and men living or working in North Belfast. NHA are particularly keen to attract respondents from the nine groups covered by Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

If you feel that you can support our activities and bring experience and expertise to our organisation, please write to:-

The Secretary
63 – 75 Duncairn Gardens
BT15 2GB

Or telephone 028 9074 4055 for further advice.

Before you apply, kindly read more on the role of the Board of Management* and our Shareholder Membership Policy, which are available on request.

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