Norman joined Harmoni as chairman in August 2021. Prior to that, he was involved in Action Cancer for 13 years having been chair for nine years. For recognition to cancer services, he was awarded an MBE for which he was very pleased.
Norman’s main working career was in Health and Social Care in various financial posts and prior to retirement, after nearly 40 years, he was Director of Finance in a Belfast Trust.
Norman looks forward to spending many years volunteering with Harmoni and hopefully he can serve during those years, bringing much benefit to all under our care.
David has been on the board of Harmoni since 2010. David has a background in electrical engineering and power generation and was elected a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering in 2000. He joined the board of Harmoni following an illustrious career in the electricity generation field at home and abroad. David is the past chair of the charity and served 10 years in this post. Today David applies his keen eye for detail as he chairs the Finance and General Purposes Committee.
Brian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has 40 years’ experience in Commercial Property both in London and for the past 30 years in Northern Ireland.
He currently heads a team of 40 professionals as Managing Director of CBRE Northern Ireland.
His family have been involved in the Private Care Sector providing Domiciliary and Residential/Nursing care both in Northern Ireland and Wiltshire England.
He has been Board Member of Harmoni since 2019.
Paul has 25 years’ experience of working in public affairs, advocacy, communications, fundraising, and marketing with senior roles throughout UK and Ireland. His current role is Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy for IEF and he also serves on the Senior Management Team for the charity. He has been in this post since August 2021; having previously worked as Campaign Fundraiser for the charity since February 2018. Paul has served on several voluntary sector boards over the years including HarmonI. In his spare time, he enjoys running, travelling, mountain hiking and music.
Hannah joined the Board of Harmoni in 2020 having moved to Bangor the previous year from Wiltshire. Hannah is a Human Resources professional with many years’ experience of managing people-related change projects for a variety of large organisations through her own consultancy business. Having previously worked for organisations providing employment support and residential care for disabled people in the UK and Australia, Hannah is passionate about creating opportunities for people facing disadvantage to achieve their potential. Hannah loves exploring the Northern Ireland coast and mountains with her family and dog and enjoys sea swimming all year round.
Peter Regan is an investment advisor and has spent many years in the investment field. He currently operates a medium sized independent financial management company. Peter joined the board in October 2014 and has been involved in numerous charities over the years supporting them in governance and financial subject matter expertise.
Elaine has been a career civil servant since graduating from Queens University with a degree in Mathematics. She began her career in the Department of the Environment with involvement in the drafting of specific legislation to ensure EU compliance. Her other roles have included Head of Safeguarding, Head of Family Policy and Core Grant Funding, Head of E-Health and EU engagement in the Department of Health.
Today Elaine is the Head of the Health Protection Branch of the department for Health and has a significant involvement in the COVID19 response. Elaine has spent many years in voluntary work with focus on areas which affect the lives of children and young people and those marginalised people groups at home and further afield. Elaine joined the board of Harmoni in July 2021.
Amira is a solicitor at Edwards & Company and works in the Corporate, Social Enterprise and Charities department.
Amira regularly advises charity trustees, company directors and committee members, and supports their senior management teams. She also provides training to charities and not for profit organisations on a wide range of charity matters including governance and trustee duties and responsibilities.
She supports business owners in all corporate matters including partnership and shareholder disputes, negotiating commercial contracts, company formation, and mergers, acquisitions and disposals.
In her spare time, Amira enjoys rowing and paddle boarding, and has recently started French classes! She has been a volunteer for various organisations within the third sector from a young age and is very excited to have joined the board of Harmoni in November 2021.
Amira is passionate about the work of HarmonI and hopes to make a positive contribution to the lives of the beneficiaries of Harmoni.