Belfast Telegraph

NI Water on lookout for new chairperson

Len O'Hagan
Len O'Hagan

By Caitriona Mc Bride

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) is seeking to appoint a chair of NI Water.

Dr Len O'Hagan CBE, the current chair, took up the role in April 2015, taking over from Sean Hogan.

The businessman, a director of the Belfast Telegraph publisher INM, is entitled to apply for a second four year term.

He was recently appointed Pro-Chancellor and member of senate for Queen's University Belfast.

The successful candidate will take up the position from April.

He or she will be responsible for overseeing local water and sewerage operations.

The DfI said the time commitment for the post was approximately four days per month.

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The chair will be expected to attend all board meetings and other meetings as required.

The salary is £40,000, along with "reasonable travel and subsistence costs".

The DfI said applications would be welcomed from all sections of the community.

"Women, younger people, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minority communities are currently under-represented on DfI boards," a spokesperson added.

"Applications from members of these groups would be particularly welcome."

Belfast Telegraph