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

Chair

Alan Shannon, Member of Senate at Queen’s University 

Members

Fiona Hepper, Head of Education Policy & Children’s Services, Department of Education

Gren Armstrong, Education Sector Lead, Invest NI

Tracy MehargPermanent Secretary, Department of Communities 

Noel Lavery, Permanent Secretary, Department for the Economy

Andrew McCormick, The Executive Office, NI Assembly

Jamie Armstrong, Head of Marketing and Communications, Queen’s University Belfast

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

Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner, Equality Commission Northern Ireland

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