Mr Gerard McGinn, was appointed to the Society’s Board in February 2015. He has extensive financial services and banking experience having held senior executive positions with local clearing banks and has a successful track record of developing and implementing strategic plans. In addition he has also worked as a senior civil servant within a number of local government departments and brings extensive Board experience from the public sector. Mr McGinn was awarded a CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to the Northern Ireland economy. Mr McGinn is the Vice Chairman of the Board and serves as Chairman of the Prudential Risk Committee and as a member of the Conduct Risk Committee, the Personnel and Remuneration Committee and the Nominations Committee.