The Board of the Agency was established in April 2004 and currently consists of 6 members as follows:
Mr Alistair Joynes (Chairman)
Mr Deane Morrice
He chaired the Steering Committee, which set up the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) Group in Northern Ireland and become its founder Chairman 1996/99. He played a leading part in ACCA, having been President of the Ulster Members Network 2002/04, President of ACCA Ireland 2007/08, the Northern Ireland Representative on the ACCA International Assembly 2006/08 and has been an ACCA Ambassador since 2009.
He was the Chair of the Charity Advisory Committee of the £30m Northern Ireland Central Investment Fund for Charities run by the Department of Social Development from 2010/2014 having served 6 years as a Committee Member 2004/2010.
He has been a Board member of Queen’s University Investment Committee since 1 January 2011 and plays his part in providing advice to the Planning and Finance Committee on the investment of the general University & Trust Funds. He is an independent member of the Audit Committee of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive having been appointed on 1 October 2011.
He has been a Board member of the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA) since 27 July 2011 and is also Chair of the NIMDTA Audit Committee. His second term of appointment ends on 27 July 2017.
He was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Local Government in Northern Ireland in June 2009.
Mr Lee Wilson
Mr Derek Maguire
He has previous experience as a Trainer in both Vocational Training and General Practice Training on several occasions.
As well as his roles in General Dental Practice he is a part-time Dental Advisor in the Health and Social Care Board and is currently Chairman of the Dental Committee.
Dr Janet Little
She is a medical graduate of Queens University Belfast and completed speciality training in public health, obtaining a Master’s degree from Edinburgh University. She has a population perspective, experience in critical appraisal, data analysis and interpretation of information and knowledge of systems.
She has worked in a number of service areas including the centralisation of inpatient fracture services, the roll out of regional plans for local delivery of renal dialysis, promoting organ donation and the introduction of complex specialist drug regimes. Her contribution to the health service in Northern Ireland was recognised by the awarding of the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2013.
During her tenure at the PHA she was responsible for the delivery and quality assurance of screening services and the introduction of bowel cancer screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, additional bloodspot tests and digital mammography.
She has been involved with the training of junior doctors throughout her career.
Mr Garry McKenna
The Agency Board is supported by a number of sub-committees as shown in the diagram below:
The work of the Agency Board is delegated in line with the Schedules to its Standing Orders.
Board Meeting Dates
The Board of the Agency will meet on the following dates:
- Thursday 28th January 2021
- Wednesday 24th February 2021
- Thursday 25th March 2021
- Thursday 29th April 2021
- Tuesday 29th June 2021
- Thursday 26th August 2021
- Thursday 23rd September 2021
- Thursday 25th November 2021
- Thursday 27th January 2022
- Thursday 24th February 2022
- Thursday 31st March 2022
If you wish to attend, please contact Committee Support on 028 9536 0061.
A register of members interests is held, copies of which are available upon request.