Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees meet quarterly to agree strategy and provide overall governance and leadership for Age NI, based on a shared vision, mission and values, ensuring the charity fulfills its financial and legal responsibilities and promotes best practice.
About the Trustees
Dr Raymond James Mullan OBE - Chair
Dr Raymond Mullan OBE has served as Director and Chief Executive on Newry & Kilkeel College of Further & Higher Education until 2007 and was Interim Director & Chief Executive of Belfast Metropolitan College during 2007 and 2008.
Raymond has a degree in Economics and Accounting from Queen's University Belfast and an MSC from Ulster University. He is also a Doctor of Ulster University, having been awarded this by the University in 2006 'in recognition of his distinction in promoting access to further and higher education'.
He has held a number of public appointments including Lay Commissioner on the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission; NI Civil Service Commissioner; Non Executive Director of the Southern Health and Social Services Trust.
He is currently an Independent Assessor with Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland (CPA NI) and is committed to community development as President of WBR Credit Union and life member of Newry Chamber of Commerce.
Patricia is Vice-Chair of Age NI and was appointed a Trustee of Age NI in September 2016. Patricia is Chair of the Nominations & Remunerations committee and is a member of the Finance & Resources committee.
Patricia worked at BBC Northern Ireland for almost 20 years in a number of roles, with experience in project management and systems development, business planning, communications, corporate governance and accountability. She has extensive experience in public engagement with multiple stakeholders, and with BBC audiences and licence-fee payers in particular.
Patricia commenced her career in the banking sector and has been involved in a number of community, voluntary and youth projects at a local level.
Patricia holds a BA Honours Business degree, Certificate in Marketing and an MBA from Queen’s University, Belfast.
Trevor Dillon - Treasurer
Trevor is the Treasurer of Age NI and was appointed an Age NI Trustee in 2015. Trevor is Chair of the Finance & Resources committee and is a Non-Executive Director of Age NI Enterprises Ltd.
Trevor is a qualified accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree in Accounting and Business Studies. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He recently retired as Finance Director of Fold Housing Association where, in a career spanning over 30 years, he was responsible for providing a full range of financial and IT services.
Trevor has particular expertise in strategic management, financial planning, risk management and internal control, financial reporting, treasury management, telecare services and voluntary sector accounting.
Ken was appointed an Age NI Trustee in 2015 and is a Non-Executive Director of Age NI Enterprises Ltd.
Ken is an accountant and for over 40 years worked within the media sector, including the role of Finance Director with Belfast Telegraph Newspapers. He has a degree in Economics from Queens University and an MBA from the University of Ulster.
In 2010 Ken moved to the voluntary sector and has held various finance roles with Young Enterprise Northern Ireland, RNIB and the Red Cross. He is also a Pension Trustee of a large UK defined benefit pension fund.
Una was appointed a Trustee of Age NI in 2015. Una is Chair of the Audit & Risk committee and a member of the Nominations & Remunerations committee.
Una recently retired from her position as Co-Director of Older People's Services at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. A Social Worker by profession, she has experience in the provision and management of services to older people and those with a physical disability including financial and human resource management, commissioning and contracting, as well as social care governance and performance management.
Una is a Trustee on the Board of Extra Care NI, a voluntary domiciliary care organisation. She is also Honorary Secretary on the Board of the Belfast Charitable Society (Clifton House), a voluntary Residential Care Home and Heritage Centre.
David was appointed a Trustee in June 2019. David is the Chair of Age NI’s Consultative Forum and a member of the Engagement Group.
David was a career civil servant for over forty years having served in five departments. He has a degree in Geography from Queen’s University Belfast, and he also studied HR at Ulster University and Leadership at Harvard.
David has experience of project management, organisational development and human resources at both policy and operational levels. David is involved in several community and voluntary groups in Northern Ireland.
Dr Roisin McLaughlin
Roisin was appointed a Trustee of Age NI in September 2016 and is a member of the Audit & Risk committee.
Roisin McLaughlin has worked at the Utility Regulator since 2008, in a variety of roles. Before that she worked at the Electoral Commission in a regulatory compliance role and in London for the Consumer Council for Postal Services, where she managed the policy team advocating for consumers in relation to pricing and competition issues.
She holds an honours degree in Government and Law and a Doctorate of Philosophy, both from the University of Ulster.
Roisin brings to Age NI a strong background in consumer advocacy, including for older people, and her experience in governance and policy development.
David was appointed a Trustee of Age NI in June 2017. David is a member of the Finance & Resources committee and the Nominations & Remuneration committee.
A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, David is a business owner specialising in housebuilding and property as principal of a family business stretching back 115 years. David has led the design and implementation of numerous projects and whole communities across counties Down and Antrim. From over 10 years of Executive Chairman David has strong experience in business planning, strategy, communications, corporate governance and accountability.
David continues applied research into independence, housing for older people and the implications for well-being via a PhD in health economics.
David holds a BSc Honours degree in Land Economics, an MBA (Dist.) from the University of Ulster, a Masters of Research from the University of Strathclyde and is a Chartered Director and Fellow of the IoD.
Kathy was appointed as an Age NI Trustee in June 2017 and is a Non-Executive Director of Age NI Enterprises Ltd.
Kathy has served as a member of the Board of Governors of Annalong Primary School since 2010.
In February 2017 Kathy left her post as Director of Policy at the Consumer Council to set up her own business specialising in public policy, strategic development and stakeholder engagement. Kathy has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Administration and Law, and a MSc in Occupational Psychology.
Kathy has previously held a number of senior positions in the public, private and community/voluntary sectors in Northern Ireland and London.
Teresa was co opted onto the Age NI Board in September 2019 following her participation in the Boardroom Apprentice programme which placed her as an Apprentice with Age NI Board for one year. Teresa will also be a member of the Audit and Risk Committee for 2019/2020.
Teresa works for an Independent Ambulance Company as a Corporate Services Manager with responsibility for HR and Business Development.Before taking some time out to care for children Teresa was a Chartered Surveyor and worked in the public and private sectors in London and Northern Ireland in varying roles of property management and public private partnerships.
Teresa holds a Degree in Estate Management and a Diploma in Project Management as well as Institute of Leadership and Management and HR accreditations.Teresa is keen to bring her experience of working across sectors to the Board as well as being an advocate for the promotion of services for older people.
Age NI's final account reports featuring the Trustees' Report, Independent Auditor's Report, Statement of Financial Activities, Balance Sheet and financial notes.
For further information on any matters in these documents contact Cathryn Law - telephone: 028 9024 5729 or email: email@example.com