Committee members are appointed for a three year term, renewable for a further three years. 


Alan Shannon, Chair of the NI Federation of Housing Associations, member of Senate at Queen’s University and a member of the Board of Trustees, Marie Curie


Tommy O'Reilly, Deputy Secretary for Education and Children’s Services Policy, Department for Education

Isabel Jennings, Director Marketing, Recruitment, Communications and Internationalisation, Queen’s University Belfast

Gren Armstrong, Education Sector Lead, Invest NI

Tracy MehargPermanent Secretary, Department of Communities 

Noel Lavery, Permanent Secretary, Department of Economy

Andrew McCormick , Director General International Relations, Executive office

Professor Ian Montgomery, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement, Ulster University

John McGrillen, Chief Executive Tourism Northern Ireland 

John Edmund, Chair, Arts Council Northern Ireland

John Greer, Director of Economic Development, Belfast City Council

Jonathan Stewart, (Ex officio)  Director, British Council Northern Ireland