Patrons and Trustees

 

fermanagh trust

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

 


Back (L-R) Director Lauri McCusker with Trustess Anna Devlin, Jim Ledwith, Kevin Lunney, Ernie Fisher and Aideen McGinley. Front (L-R) Joanna McVey, David Bolton, Sue Bryson and Frank McManus

 

 

 

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:

Aideen McGinley
Chairperson of the Fermanagh Trust. Aideen formerly a BBC Trustee, CEO of Fermanagh District Council and Permanent Secretary at the Department for Employment and Learning and at the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure in Northern Ireland, and Chief Executive of Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry-Londonderry.  Currently Aideen is an associate of Future Search Philadelphia, and on the Board of Trustees of the National Trust, Trustee of the Carnegie UK Trust and Co-Chair of the Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland, and a jury member for UK City of Culture.  Locally Aideen is a Director of the Aisling Centre.

Ernie Fisher
Vice-Chairperson of the Fermanagh Trust. Chairman of Fisher Holdings Ltd and 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 The Fermanagh Trust, and oversees the work of the Fisher Foundation advisory group. Ernie is also a Director of the Armagh City Hotel Ltd.

Frank McManus
Solicitor based in Lisnaskea, Frank has a long term interest in the Fermanagh Gaelic Athletic Association and Clogher Historical Society.
 
Joanna McVey
A founding trustee, is former Managing Director of William Trimble Ltd which owned the Impartial Reporter. Joanna is involved in a number of community and voluntary organisations in Fermanagh. Joanna and family have been actively involved in establishing the Joan Trimble Award Scheme a named fund with the Trust and is a member of the fund’s advisory grants panel.
 
Jim Ledwith
Convenor and a founding Trustee, Jim was most recently involved in managing a community research project with the London based Young Foundation. Former programme manager of the Mummers Foundation, Jim has a long track record of involvement in community life in County Fermanagh, particularly during his employment as Community Services Manager with Fermanagh District Council, which involved working with townland and village based communities across Fermanagh, helping develop community venues and projects in numerous locations.
 
David Bolton
David formerly a social worker and a health and social care service manager, serving in the Fermanagh and West Tyrone area. He was more recently the director of a charity which until 2011 provided trauma-focused therapeutic services for people affected by the Troubles, developed and delivered education and training programmes, and which undertook and published research into the impact of the Troubles. He is the author of a book published in 2017, “Conflict, Peace and Mental Health; Addressing the consequences of conflict and trauma in Northern Ireland”. David is also a volunteer with the National Trust.
 
Kevin Lunney
Kevin is currently Operations Director of Quinn Industrial Holdings Limited. Previously Kevin was Group Development Director of the Quinn Group and General Manager of Quinn Insurance. On a voluntary basis Kevin is a Director of Kinawley Community Hall Association and is also involved in supporting post primary education in his local community.
 
Sue Bryson
Secretary of the Fermanagh Trust. A Fermanagh native and solicitor by profession, Sue recently retired as Deputy Chief Executive of and Head of Regulation within the Law Society of Northern Ireland.
 
Anna Devlin
Anna leads Cavanagh Kelly's Enniskillen Office in her position as Senior Manager with the Accounts and Audit Department. Anna is currently Chairperson of Enniskillen Business Improvement District.
 
 
 

Staff


Lauri McCusker -  Director
Gemma Johnston - Executive Secretary to Director
Pamela Rainey - Financial Manager
Hazel McFarland - Communications Officer
Sonya Johnston-Coalter - Project Manager
Marilyn Quinn – Centre Manager
Sharon Donaldson - P/T Receptionist
Karen Ireson - P/T Receptionist
Fiona Cathcart - Events and Bookings Co-ordinator
Helen Keenan / Jason Storey / Shane Swift - Welcome Host / Caretakers

 


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