Colm McKenna - NIFAC Board Member

Outlines the professional history of our board members and gives details of any business interests they may have in order to ensure transparency.
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Colm McKenna retired from the industry in October 2008, following a long and successful career in financial services, which included leadership positions in Corporate Treasury, International Banking, Trade Finance and Marketing. Since then, he has dedicated his energies to Board-level leadership in the Northern Ireland Public Sector.

He currently holds the following roles:

  • Chairman of the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust since October 2008
  • Chairman of BBC – NI Appeals Advisory Committee since May 2014
  • Chairman of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute since April 2014
  • Independent Board member and Chair of Audit and Risk Assurance Committee for the Department of the Economy for Northern Ireland since September 2017
  • Independent member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board since December 2018

In his spare time, Colm is Chairman of Club Aontroma, the commercial/fundraising organisation behind Antrim Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). He lives in Glenavy, Co. Antrim with his wife Giuseppa and they have two grown up children and six grandchildren.

Employment

N/A

Directorships

Directorships, whether paid or not.

  • Chairman- South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Chairman - Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
  • Chairman - NI Assembly Secretariat Audit and Risk Committee
  • Non-Executive Director /Chair of Audit Committee - NI Courts and Tribunal Service
  • Chairman - BBC - NI Appeals Advisory Committee

Income, recognition or benefits

Any business, professional or public activities or interests that provides a regular source of income, recognition or some other benefit.

  • Independent member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board since December 2018

Organisations, clubs or bodies 

Membership of public bodies, trusteeship of a charity or other public or private trust, or membership, role or affiliation to clubs or organisations.

  • Chairman Club Aontroma - Registered Charity - GAA related
  • Member - Lámh Dhearg GAA Club
  • Member - Dunmurry Golf Club

Shares and investments

Any shareholdings other than those held by a unit trust or similar arrangements where the Board member has no influence on the management of the shares.

I hold a small number of Bank of Ireland shares.