Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

Dodds appoints new members to Invest NI

Eight new appointments have been made by the Economy Minister, Nigel Dodds to Invest NI's board for the next three years.

Among the new faces are Roy Adair, chief executive of Belfast Harbour Commissioners and Tim Brundle, director of innovation at the University of Ulster.

Also on the list are Frank Hewitt, due to retire this summer as chief executive of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, and Dr Alan Lennon, who is a Northern Ireland Office commissioner, responsible for running NI Civil Service senior appointment processes.

Joining them will be Professor Gerry McCormac from Queen's University, whose primary responsibility is for economic development and outreach.

Coming on board is Gerry McGinn, formerly permanent secretary at the Department of Regional Development and now head of Goodbody stockbrokers in Northern Ireland.

Completing the list are David Dobbin, group chief executive of United Dairy Farmers and Mark Ennis, director of strategy and public policy at renewably energy company airtricity.

Dr Dobbin, a former CBI chairman, is chairman of the Prince's Trust in Northern Ireland and recently became chairman of InterTradeIreland, the cross-border trade body.

Congratulating the new members the Minister said: "The wide range of skills and experiences the new members will bring to the Board will further enhance the ability of Invest NI to help Northern Ireland create the dynamic and innovative economy that we are seeking."

Invest NI board members receive remuneration of £11,405 a year.

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