Diane Hill has been appointed Head of
Business Development at NOW Group.
Diane will be focusing on growing the
corporate side of the social enterprise and
providing business solutions to employers
throughout Northern Ireland.
Stuart Nevin has been appointed
Associate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
at A&L Goodbody. He specialises in
professional negligence, banking
litigation, real estate litigation and dispute
Clair Gheel has joined eir Business NI
as Business Development Manager. As
Business Development Manager, Clair
will work closely with existing and new
customers to understand their telecoms
and communication requirements.
David Johnston from Portaferry has joined
United Feeds’ nutrition team. A graduate
from Queen’s University Belfast with a
BSc Hons in Agricultural technology, is
currently finishing a PhD on homegrown
protein ingredients in dairy cow diets.
Ulster Business speaks to Danske Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Kingston and newly appointed Chief Digital Officer Søren Rode Andreasen to hear how they are shaking up the local banking sector with the help of technology
As Business Development
Director at Equiniti, Stuart Gunning will
work across the public sector in Ireland,
North and South. Stuart joins the
company after three years working at
board level with start-up companies.
Derry-Londonderry law firm Caldwell &
Robinson has strengthened its commercial
niche with the appointment of new
partner, Barry Donnelly. The Tyrone native
is the first partner to be appointed at the
109 year-old firm in more than a decade.
Alan Meban has been appointed to
Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Northern
Ireland. Alan freelances as a blogger with
a particular interest in politics and culture.
He has a background in IT having worked
for BT until 2015.
Adrian Kennedy has been appointed
Compliance Administrator at Johnston
Campbell. He will ensure the company’s
work is compliant with rules and regulations, both internally and
with the regulatory authorities.
Kate Ferguson has joined Belfast
communication company Jago. She brings
more than 15 years’ experience of PR and
marketing communications, spanning
both in-house and agency in London and
Secretary of State James Brokenshire told the leaders of Northern Ireland’s biggest businesses to do all they can to help break the political deadlock at Stormont at the Ulster Business Top 100 Gala Dinner, in association with A&L Goodbody
Nicola McKay has been appointed
associate on the leadership team at HLM.
She will lead operations at the
design and architecture company having
worked on Northern Ireland healthcare
projects for the firm.
Ciaran O’Shiel has been appointed
Associate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution;
IP & Technology, at A&L Goodbody. He
will advise clients on contentious aspects
of intellectual property, information
technology, data protection and media
Jenny Moore has been appointed
Associate, Employment & Corporate
Immigration, at A&L Goodbody. She will
advise public and private sector clients
on all aspects of employment law and
Patrick Mullarkey has been appointed
clinical negligence partner at O’Reilly
Stewart Solicitors. Patrick has spent his
career successfully bringing civil actions
in medical cases of negligence on behalf
Lucy Mooney has joined Abacus
Professional Recruitment as an ICT
Consultant. Her experience includes
account management and customer
relationship management with a particular
focus on business development.
Following the expansion of the Marketing
team, Katherine Dawson has been
appointed Marketing Executive to offer
her expertise in the promotion of all
activity across the Telford, Queensferry,
Dalry and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne branches.
Graham Fergus has been promoted to
Facilities Manager by Wilsons Auctions.
Following the acquisition of new branches
across the UK, Graham has been tasked to
make sure the workplace meets the needs
of all employees and customers.
Judy Rose has been appointed to the
position of Associate at O’Reilly Stewart
Solicitors in Belfast. In her new role, Ms.
Rose is responsible for advising clients in
the areas of Conveyancing, Wills, Trust
Tina Gates has been appointed office
manager at HNH Group in Belfast. Tina has
over 20 years’ experience in administrative
and personal assistant roles having
previously worked in the private jet
Tricia Mitchell has been appointed Senior
Travel Consultant for independent travel
company, Terra Travel. Tricia is wellknown
in the local travel industry having
worked for ski specialist agency, Ski
McNeill since she was 18.
Sacha Boyd has been appointed by
Wilsons Auctions as Auction Support.
Sacha will be customer focused, dealing
with general enquiries, processing auction
entries, cash handling and overseeing
general administration duties.
Katherine Dawson has joined Wilsons
Auctions as Marketing Executive.
Katherine will use expertise in the
promotion of all activity across the
Telford, Queensferry, Dalry and
Andy Ruding has joined Moy Park as Head
of Customer Service. Track record: Andy
held the position of Head of Planning at
Moy Park prior to this role and previously
was Head of Demand Planning at Nortel.
Gabi Burnside has been promoted to
Business Services Manager at Northern
Ireland Chamber of Commerce and
Industry. Gabi joined NI Chamber in May
2015 and has since received a promotion
to Business Services Manager.
Sarah Weir has been appointed Events
Manager at Northern Ireland Chamber
of Commerce and Industry. With over 12
years’ experience in event management
and public relations, Sarah has organised
some of Northern Ireland’s most
prominent and prestigious events.
Simon Toye has joined Mount Charles
Group as Group Development Chef. He
has been cooking professionally since
1984 and during his career has worked for
some of the most high profile restaurants
and hospitality groups.
Rachel Lewis becomes a Solicitor in
the Corporate, Banking and Finance
Department. Rachel joined Cleaver Fulton
Rankin as a Trainee Solicitor in September
2014. She studied Law with French at
Queen’s University Belfast.
Nathan Campbell becomes a Solicitor in
the Employment, Corporate Departments.
Nathan joined Cleaver Fulton Rankin as a
Trainee Solicitor in September 2014. Prior
to this, Nathan studied Law at Durham
As the newly-appointed Company
Accountant at PRM Group, Stewart
Mulligan will take responsibility for the
financial management of the Group of
Companies, ensuring they meet budgetary
and legislative requirements.
Take a look at these two faces and remember them. The two unassuming north west brothers are creating hundreds of jobs, raising finance, driving the economy and helping wean Northern Ireland off fossil fuels.
Some of the most interesting people to interview in the business world are those who have had a career which has followed a less-travelled path, or take diversions at various stages into unexpected territories.