Patrons and Trustees

 

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Patrons - Duke of Abercorn (top left) and Fr Brian D'arcy(top right)

 

In the photo L-R  (Back) Kevin Lunney, David Bolton, Aideen McGinley, Frank McManus, Joanna McVey, Ernie Fisher  and Jim Ledwith (Front) Kathleen Richey and Sue Bryson.

 

Patrons:

The Duke of Abercorn
His Grace The Duke of Abercorn KG former MP for Fermanagh SouthTyrone between 1964 - 1970 has an active and positive interest in business, community and arts initiatives right across the County and beyond.
 
Fr Brian D'Arcy
Fr Brian D'Arcy is a member of the Passionist Community based at the Grann Monastery. Fr D'Arcy is also a popular broadcaster with Radio Ulster and has awide range of interests including music and sport.
 

Trustees:

Frank McManus
Chairperson of the Fermanagh Trust, also local solicitor with an office in Lisnaskea. The former MP for Fermanagh South Tyrone, has a wide range of interests including the 'McManus Clan' and the development of a centre of Excellence at Lissan for Fermanagh GAA.  He is a member of Friends of Glencraig, Friends of Fermanagh Museum and Clogher Historical Society.
 
Joanna McVey
Former Managing Director of William Trimble Ltd, Joanna is Trustee of Viola Duchess of Westminster Bursary Fund, Director of Devenish Partnership Forum, Member of National Trust NI Regional Advisory Board, Member of Joan TrimbleBursary Awards Advisory Group.
 
Kathleen Richey
Trust Secretary; also organiser of Blacklion Water Safety Club.  Director of S.W.A.P. (South West Aging Partnership).  Member of MacNean Women's Group  and MacNean Resource Centre, Blacklion
 
Jim Ledwith
Trust Convenor; International Projects Manager of Aughakillymaude Mummers, Former Director of the Rural Community Network (N.I.); Former Community Services Manager with Fermanagh District Council and Governor of Bun Scoil An Traonaigh, Lisnaskea.
 
Aideen McGinley
Trustee of the BBC Trust.  Aideen has spent her career in local and central Government in Northern Ireland.  She is a former Chief Executive of Fermanagh District Council and Permanent Secretary at the Department of Employment and Learning and at the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure in Northern Ireland, where she was responsible for the arts, sport, museums, libraries and the creative industries.  From 2009 to 2012, she was Chief Executive of Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry-Londonderry, during which time she worked on the city’s successful bid for “UK City of Culture 2013”.  Aideen is member of Aisling Centre Board, Carnegie UK 'Wellbeing' Round Table, Future search Associates and the Acorn Fund.
 
David Bolton
Committee Member of Fermanagh Churches Forum.
Director of N I Centre for Trauma and Transformation.
 
Ernie Fisher
Former Managing Director of Fisher Engineering Ltd.  Ernie has been involved in community life in the Ballinamallard area for many years, and is actively involved in a number of organisations including Ballinamallard Development Association and Ballinamallard Enterprise Company Ltd.  Ernie was instrumental in establishing the Fisher Foundation a named fund with Fermanagh Trust, and oversees the work of the Fisher Foundation advisory group.  He is also a Director in Armagh City Hotel Ltd, and Director of Fisher Holdings N.I. Ltd.  Ernie is also President of Ballinamallard United Club.
 
Kevin Lunney
Member of Kinawley Community Hall Association and St Aidan's Community Action Group.
 
Sue Bryson
A Fermanagh native; solicitor by profession and recently retired as Deputy Chief Executive of and Head of Regulation within the Law Society of Northern Ireland.
 
 
 

Staff

Catherine Ward - Programme Manager - Shared Education Programme
Charlene Black - Executive Secretary to Director
Gemma Johnston - Part-time Receptionist
Hazel McFarland - Communications Officer
Karen Ireson - Part-time Receptionist
Kieran Leonard - Caretaker
Lauri McCusker – Director
Marilyn Quinn – Centre Manager
Pamela Rainey - Financial Manager

 


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