Our office is based in Newry and we employ around 40 staff members. We have an Executive Board of 12 members who are appointed by the North/South Ministerial Council. Our Chief Executive, Thomas Hunter McGowan, reports to the Board and is responsible for the daily management of the organisation. Contact Us.
Senior Management Team
Our Senior Management Team currently comprises Thomas Hunter McGowan, CEO, Aidan Gough, Strategy & Policy Director, Laurence Lord, Corporate Services Director and Margaret Hearty, Director of Programmes and Business Services, who deal with the ongoing delivery of our programmes and services.
Our Operations Directorate is responsible for the delivery of a range of business programmes in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sales and Marketing and Business Capability Improvement.
Strategy and Policy Directorate
Our Strategy and Policy Directorate is responsible for the definition of the organisation’s strategic plans and its programme policies. The team delivers expertise in the areas of Strategy and Policy Development, Economic Development Programmes, Science, Technology and Innovation, Business & Economic Research, Programme Appraisal and Evaluation and Business Planning and Performance Management.
Corporate Services Directorate
Our Corporate Services Directorate develops and implements key strategies around communications, information technology and financial and human resource management in support of the Body’s business objectives and unique standing as an Implementation Body.