Appointment to the Board: June 2011 as Independent Board member. Career Experience: Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1976. Worked in the electricity industry for 25 years and held a number of senior management posts in both Northern Ireland Electricity plc and Viridian plc, including Company Secretary and Head of Legal Services. External Appointments: Lay Magistrate, member of both the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal. Director of both Springvale Training Limited and Co-operation Ireland Limited.