Board

 

Chairperson

Stan Mcilvenny

Stan McIlvenny OBE MSc., PG Dip Corp Gov., PG Dip Business & Executive Coaching; CMILT.

Stan is a Marine Engineer and has served on crude, product, chemical, gas tankers and R0-Ro vessels. He has over 25 years’ experience in the port industry as CEO and Company Secretary.

He holds an MSc in Corporate Leadership from Edinburgh Napier University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching, both from University College Dublin. In 2003 he was awarded an OBE for services to Economic Development in Northern Ireland.

He is also Chairman of the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone, a member of the Stakeholder and Accountability Committee, a sub-committee of the board of Milford Haven Port Authority and a Governor of Pembrokeshire College.

Chief Executive Officer

David Holmes

Joined Warrenpoint Port as CEO in August 2019.

A business school graduate of Portsmouth University, with under- and post-graduate-time spent in Germany, the Far East and the US.

David has worked in senior operational roles in Irish & UK plc’s as well as most recently in a large local NI family owned business.

Previous Chair of NIBC & long serving fund raiser of the all Ireland charity IBBS up until 2019.

Looking forward to embracing the Port challenges and developing it for the benefit of all stakeholders

email:  dholmes@warrenpointharbour.co.uk

 

Finance Director

Kieran Grant

Kieran Grant

Finance Director

A graduate in Business Administration and Computer Science from Queen’s University Belfast, Kieran continued his studies in University of Ulster, Jordanstown where he obtained Post-Graduate Diplomas in Accountancy and Advanced Accountancy. Kieran qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant within 2 years of joining Norbrook Laboratories where he spent a total of 10 years working in various roles within the Group Finance department. Kieran joined the Harbour Authority in 2003 as Financial Controller and was appointed to the Board in October 2007. Kieran has completed the Chartered Institute of Directors certificate and diploma examinations. He is also a Director of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade.

 

Board Member

Deep Sagar

Deep Sagar

Deep Sagar worked in senior management internationally for multinational companies like Coca-Cola. Many of his roles involved logistics, distribution or general management. He is presently also chair of governing body of the South Eastern Regional College and member of The Executive Office's audit and risk committee.

Board Member

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnston

Richard is an Associate Director in the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre.  He leads the UUEPC research programme on Competitiveness, Corporation Tax and the Knowledge Economy and lectures on Economic Policy development.

Board Member

Cllr Glyn Hanna

Councillor Glynn Hanna

I was elected as councillor to Newry Mourne and Down council in May 2014. I sit on the council planning committee, I also am on the Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourist committee. I own and have ran a business in the motor trade for 30 years. I am on the boards of River Valley Development, and Mourne Stimulus.

 

Board Member

Cllr Karen McKevitt

Councillor Karen McKevitt

 

 

Board Member

Geraldine Donaghy

Geraldine Donaghy

Ms Donaghy was formerly Chief Executive of the Confederation of Community Groups, Newry & Mourne and has previously held a number of Public appointments. Until recently she served as a Commissioner with the Charity Commission for N.I. and is currently a Non-Executive Director with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust for which she receives remuneration of £8,285 per annum. Ms Donaghy has wide experience in community development. Ms Donaghy will bring the following skills and knowledge to the WHA role, human resources management, business and strategy development and governance and performance management.

Ms Donaghy served a previous four year term on the WHA Board from 2012 to 2016

Board Member

David Gray

David Gray

David Gray is a Chartered Accountant recently retired from RSM UK LLP where he was Head of External Audit and Corporate Governance Services in the Belfast office. He has previously held a number of Northern Ireland Public Appointments, this included appointments within the Departments of Justice and Health. He was also a former Non-Executive Member of the Department for Infrastructure’s Departmental Board. Mr Gray will bring the following skills and knowledge to the WHA role, financial and risk management, dispute resolution, corporate governance and strategy.

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