Vice Chair, CENI
Ross has had a long career in undertaking research, evaluations, independent assessments/ audits and public policy and public affairs work. He has been particularly engaged in addressing the needs and rights of vulnerable children and young people. He has also designed and evaluated a number of initiatives aimed at delivering on improved outcomes for care-experienced young people.
Evaluation Officer, Community Relations Council
Damien has a background in research methods and evaluation. He has been employed by the Community Relations Council as Evaluation Officer since 2007. Damien has been involved in work which seeks to address the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and has previously been Chairperson of the Wave Trauma Centre; he acts as a lecturer for Wave on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes on the topic of trauma.
CEO, Relate NI
Duane has been involved in the third sector in Northern Ireland for over 20 years, working particularly with the LGBT+ community, young people and older people. Within his various roles, he has been responsible for monitoring and evaluating the impact of projects and programmes. He is currently CEO of Relate NI which provides a range of professional counselling and therapeutic services.
Dr Peter Doran
Academic at the School of Law – QUB
Peter is an academic in the School of Law at Queens University Belfast; he is also a senior editor-writer for the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s UN reporting services on the environment and development. Peter has pursued a life-long interest in community development, ethical investment and ecological justice.
National Manager (NI), Sported