Appointment of Members to the Board of Invest Northern Ireland

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced seven new appointments to the Board of Invest Northern Ireland.

The appointments of Deborah Lange, Mark Nodder and Mark Sweeney were for a five year term with Padraig Canavan, Brian Baird, Peter McNaney and Judith Totten appointed for a three year term.

Welcoming the appointments, which commenced on 1 April 2014, Arlene Foster said:“The Board of Invest Northern Ireland has an important role in the development of our plans to create sustainable growth, jobs and prosperity. I look forward to working with the new members who bring with them a strong mix of business talent, insight and experience that will assist in the development of Invest Northern Ireland’s business and strategic plans over the next few years. I am particularly pleased to welcome a group of high calibre individuals who provide an excellent mix of large company and international experience as well as small business development combined with entrepreneurial flair.

“I would also like to express my thanks to the outgoing members for their contribution and commitment to the work of Invest Northern Ireland.”

The appointments were made in accordance with the Code of Practice of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, Northern Ireland. Board Member’s annual remuneration is currently £11,765.

The Minister also announced the extension of the appointment of Gerry McGinn for a one year term commencing on 1 April 2014.