Membership

Benefits

Membership of CEF brings with it access to your peers across Northern Ireland’s public service. Our members span central government, local government and the Arm’s Length Bodies that deliver services on their behalf.

The Forum offers a network that facilitates opportunities to learn about the latest best practice; updates on policy developments and an understanding of what is influencing public policy development. Our events and networking opportunities enable members to broaden their networks, learn from each other and from outside experts and to help create solutions to the issues common to all public sector leaders. We bring national and international speakers relevant to the challenges facing local public sector leaders, as well as providing a platform to showcase local best practice, enabling us to learn from each other.

We work to provide access to thought leadership in issues ranging from personal and organisational resilience to technological and digital development; tackling workplace issues; driving and delivering transformation and keeping up to date on the latest guidance on governance and accountability.

In addition to our briefings which are free of charge and exclusive to members, the Forum offers a range of programmes bespoke to our members in the Northern Ireland public sector. These include Public Accountability and Governance seminars; the Building Inclusive Leaders programme for women at senior levels in their organisation and ‘Making the Soundbite Count’ a media training programmes bespoke for senior public sector leaders in Northern Ireland. We have recently added a suite of NLP-based leadership programmes, firmly based in the outcomes-based approach of the Programme for Government. Each of these programmes are available to book at discounted rates for CEF members. Additional programmes designed for individual organisations are available on request.

Criteria for Membership

Membership is open to all organisations within the Northern Ireland public sector. To find out more contact: mail@ceforum.org (opens in new tab).

Members Directory

  • A
  • Authority

    Member

  • Agri-food and Biosciences Institute
    Josephine Kelly
  • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
    Jacqui Dixon
  • Ards and North Down Borough Council
    Stephen Reid
  • Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
    Roger Wilson
  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland
    Roisín McDonough
  • B
  • Belfast City Council
    Suzanne Wylie
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
    Dr Cathy Jack
  • Belfast Met
    Louise Warde-Hunter
  • Big Lottery Fund
    Joanne McDowell
  • Business Services Organisation
    Liam McIvor
  • C
  • CITB NI
    Barry Neilson
  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
    David Jackson
  • Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
    Frances McCandless
  • Civil Service Commissioners
    Deirdre Toner
  • Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta
    Maria Thomasson
  • Commission for Victims & Survivors
    Andrew Sloan
  • Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
    Evelyn Hoy
  • Community Relations Council
    Jacqueline Irwin
  • Consumer Council for Northern Ireland
    John French
  • Council for Catholic Maintained Schools
    Gerry Campbell
  • Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
    Justin Edwards
  • Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland
    James Corrigan
  • D
  • Department for Communities
    Tracey Meharg
  • Department for Infrastructure
    Katrina Godfrey
  • Department for the Economy
    Mike Brennan
  • Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
    Denis McMahon
  • Department of Education
    Derek Baker
  • Department of Finance
    Sue Gray
  • Department of Health
    Richard Pengelly
  • Department of Justice
    Peter May
  • Derry City & Strabane District Council
    John Kelpie
  • Driver and Vehicle Agency
    Jeremy Logan
  • E
  • Education Authority
    Sarah Long
  • Electoral Office
    Virginia McVea
  • Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
    Dr Evelyn Collins
  • Executive Office
    David Sterling
  • F
  • Fermanagh & Omagh District Council
    Alison McCullagh
  • Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland
    Emily Miles
  • Forensic Science Northern Ireland
    Gillian Morton
  • Forest Service
    John Joe O'Boyle
  • G
  • General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland
    Sam Gallaher
  • H
  • Health and Safety Executive for NI
    Robert Kidd
  • Health and Social Care Board
    Valerie Watts
  • I
  • Independent Reporting Commission
    Jenny Bell
  • InterTradeIreland
    Aidan Gough
  • Invest Northern Ireland
    Kevin Holland
  • L
  • Labour Relations Agency
    Tom Evans
  • Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland
    Paul Andrews
  • Libraries NI
    Jim O'Hagan
  • Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
    David Burns
  • Local Government Staff Commission for Northern Ireland
    Helen Hall
  • Loughs Agency
    Sharon McMahon
  • M
  • Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation
    Bryan Gregory
  • Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
    Anne Donaghy
  • Mid Ulster District Council
    Anthony Tohill
  • N
  • NI Fire & Rescue Service
    Michael Graham
  • NI Public Services Ombudsman
    Margaret Kelly
  • NI Screen
    Richard Williams
  • National Museums Northern Ireland
    Kathryn Thomson
  • Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
    Maire Ward
  • North West Regional College
    Leo Murphy
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust
    Jennifer Welsh
  • Northern Ireland Ambulance Service
    Michael Bloomfield
  • Northern Ireland Assembly
    Lesley Hogg
  • Northern Ireland Audit Office
    Kieran Donnelly
  • Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
    Karin Jackson
  • Northern Ireland Co-Ownership Housing Association Ltd
    Mark Graham
  • Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
    Mairead McCafferty
  • Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care
    Heather Moorhead
  • Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education
    Roisin Marshall
  • Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service
    Peter Lunney
  • Northern Ireland Environment Agency
    Tracey Teague
  • Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority
    Kevin Quigley
  • Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency
    Peter Reynolds
  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive
    Clark Bailie
  • Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
    Dr David Russell
  • Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission
    Tonya McCormac
  • Northern Ireland Local Government Association
    Derek McCallan
  • Northern Ireland Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee
    David Murphy
  • Northern Ireland Office
    Madeline Alessandri
  • Northern Ireland Police Fund
    Ronnie Pedlow
  • Northern Ireland Policing Board
    Amanda Stewart
  • Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery
    Angela McLernon
  • Northern Ireland Prison Service
    Ronnie Armour
  • Northern Ireland Social Care Council
    Patricia Higgins
  • Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
    Siobhan Carey
  • Northern Regional College
    Terri Scott
  • P
  • Pharmaceutical Society of NI
    Trevor Patterson
  • Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
    Olwen Laird
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
    Simon Byrne
  • Probation Board for Northern Ireland
    Cheryl Lamont
  • Public Health Agency
    Olive MacLeod
  • Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland
    Stephen Herron
  • R
  • Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority
    Dermot Parsons
  • Roads and Rivers Agency
    Andrew Murray
  • S
  • South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
    Seamus McGoran
  • South Eastern Regional College
    Ken Webb
  • South West Regional College
    Michael McAlister
  • Southern Health and Social Care Trust
    Shane Devlin
  • Southern Regional College
    Brian Doran
  • Special EU Programmes Body
    Gina McIntyre
  • Sport NI
    Antoinette McKeown
  • Strategic Investment Board
    Brett Hannam
  • T
  • Tourism Northern Ireland
    John McGrillen
  • Translink
    Chris Conway
  • U
  • Ulster Supported Employment Ltd
    Bill Atkinson
  • Ulster-Scots Agency
    Ian Crozier
  • Utility Regulator
    Jenny Pyper
  • V
  • Victims and Survivors Service
    Margaret Bateson
  • Visit Belfast
    Gerry Lennon
  • W
  • Waterways Ireland
    John McDonagh
  • Western Health and Social Care Trust
    Anne Kilgallen
  • Y
  • Youth Council for Northern Ireland
    David Guilfoyle
  • Youth Justice Agency for Northern Ireland
    Declan McGeown