Tom Scott (Chairman)
Tom is a retired senior civil servant. In addition to chairing BCSDN he is chairman of the Ulster Scots Agency and Greater Shankill Partnership, and is involved with regeneration and enterprise in Belfast. He is also involved in youth work chairing Belfast Activity Centre and the Ardaluin Trust as well as participating in Scouting and the Gerry Rogan Initiative Trust.
Brian is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Stranmillis University College, a member of the Board of Sport NI and a Director of SportOpps.com. He is a former employee of Sport NI, during which time he was involved in the drafting of Sport Matters, the NI Strategy for Sport and Recreation 2009 – 2019.
Trevor Ringland MBE is a solicitor in Belfast having studied law at Queen’s University Belfast. He played rugby for Queen’s University Belfast, Ballymena, Ulster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. He is Co-Chairman of the One Small Step Campaign promoting a shared future for the people of Northern Ireland and a Director of the Ireland Funds, Co-operation Ireland and Peace Players International (PPI).
Christina is Centre Manager of Grosvenor Community and Recreation Centre, a vibrant and inclusive community, leisure and development facility located in West Belfast. Christina studied in Queens University Belfast for her Politics degree and masters. She has extensive experience in facilities, services, organisation and programme management and has been an active player in the sector for 20 plus years. Christina is particularly committed to the equal development of future generations.
Glen currently works for the Greater Village Regeneration Trust as Health Development Manager and manages the FIT4LIFE Centre. He was initially employed as Community Sports Development Officer, to create physical activity opportunities and sporting pathways for the greater south Belfast area. From 2012 – to date his role changed to establish a Fit & Well strategy for the area and develop a range of health and well-being projects and programmes to focus on public health initiatives. Glen currently works in partnership with Public Health Agency, BHSCT, BCC, SportNI, Active Belfast, Department of Communities and Education Authority and many other statutory agencies across Belfast.
Ronan is currently employed as the Regional Community Health Manager with GLL, a charitable social enterprise that have operational responsibility for the delivery of services in Leisure Centres across Belfast in partnership with Belfast City Council. Previously from 2005 – 2105 Ronan was employed by LORAG and was central to the capital developments at Shaftesbury Community & Recreation Centre and associated health and sports programmes both locally and across Belfast.
Tommy Mc Veigh
Tommy worked as a civil servant for the past 43 years and has since retired 3 years ago. Tommy worked a lot of that time dealing with Labour Market issues, e.g. training and employment and he also worked with Tom Scott for a number of years.
Emma is BCSDN’s Finance & HR Manager and has been working with BCSDN for the past 10 years. Emma was responsible for the setting up and managing of Sportopps.com the company’s social economy business which provided consultancy, advisory and support services to all organisations and bodies with an interest in sports activities and recruited, trained and supplied qualified sports coaches, tutors and leaders. Emma is also a director of WISPA (women in sport & physical Activity).
With over 20 years’ experience working within the SME sector and economic development Margaret is an experienced senior manager, the most recent as the CEO of the Townsend Enterprise Park Ltd where she works with a board of Directors to provide a range of services/projects which are directed towards bringing about change and regeneration. An experienced consultant, business mentor and trainer she has worked with a number of businesses and community groups, at all stages of development.