Chairperson of the Board

Dr W G O’Hare CBE DL

Dr Gerard O’Hare CBE DL, has more than thirty years’ experience in the property industry and is regarded as one of Northern Ireland’s most successful business entrepreneurs. He founded Parkergreen in 1996.

 Dr O’Hare is also a visiting professor at the University of Ulster, School of the Built Environment and the prestigious Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of letters for his involvement in and dedication to the championing of public private partnerships and urban regeneration. He is a highly experienced Board member having served for nine years on the Board of Belfast Harbour; more than nine years on the Board of Invest NI including six years as deputy Chairman; and a board member on the Prince’s Trust amongst other organisations. Dr O Hare was appointed Chairman of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority in February 2021.