Board Structure

The Board is constituted as follows:

Board Chair:

Max Murray CBE

Max Murray, Board Member

Max Murray CBE worked for the Northern Ireland Prison Service for 37 years before retiring.  During his time in the Prison Service he was Governor of Magilligan Prison, Director of Offender Services, Director of Operations and Director of Estates.  He is currently a consultant for the Council of Europe working in the Western Balkans on modernising criminal justice systems and implementing prison reform.

Political Activity: none


Board Members:

Patrick Barnes OLY

Patrick Barnes OLY is currently a club development officer within Ulster boxing, dealing with a range of issues from governance to fundraising opportunities for clubs. He is also a member of both the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games and Irish Olympic team’s athlete advisory committees. He has been an athlete at the highest level for 15 years, travelling the world competing for both Northern Ireland and Ireland at both the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games where he captained teams at both, winning two Commonwealth Games gold medals and two Olympic bronze medals.

Political Activity: none.


Neil Bodger

Neil Bodger has been involved in managerial and company finance at Senior Manager or Director Level for over 30 years. He has experience in corporate governance, finance, strategic planning, human resources, marketing and public relations.  Mr Bodger has worked as a chair of audit and risk management committees in the public sector for 22 years.  He is currently a board Member and Audit Chair of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) £6,000p.a.), and board Member and Chair of the Business Support Committee of Libraries NI (£2,500 p.a.). 

Political Activity: none.


Maureen Brunt

Maureen Brunt started her career in finance and moved to the voluntary sector where she has worked for over 25 years.  Currently working as a business and well-being consultant, Maureen brings extensive experience in community development; strategy development; health and well-being; and life-coaching. Maureen serves as Non-Executive Director with the Drainage Council for NI (unremunerated) and manages her husband’s dairy farm and property interests. In her final year of BSc Psychology, Maureen won the Futures Award Student of the Year 2021, and is currently conducting research into chronic pain.

Political Activity: none


Dr. Jonny Byrne

Dr. Jonny Byrne is a senior lecturer in Criminology at Ulster University. He lectures on issues relating to policing and security, countering violent extremism and psychology within the criminal justice system.

Political Activity: none


Brian Ingram OBE

Brian Ingram OBE was the Director of Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre within the Youth Justice Agency until his retirement in July 2020.  Prior to this Brian has 30 years’ experience as a Senior Manager within the Northern Ireland Prison Service, working with vulnerable adults and young people, preparing for resettlement into community and developing life skills and qualifications for employment. Brian is highly experienced in organisational development, corporate governance and leadership.  He obtained an MSc in Criminology and awarded an OBE in the 2018 Queen’s New Year Honours in recognition for his work with vulnerable adults and young people. Following his retirement, Brian has continued in his role as chairperson of the Board of Governors for a local primary school and chairperson of a charity supporting women, men and children who are subjected to domestic abuse.

Political Activity: none


Jackie Johnston CBE

Jackie Johnston CBE is a former senior civil servant with wide experience of public administration including oversight of the corporate governance requirements for statutory bodies.  During his career he has held senior policy positions in the areas of economic development, constitutional development, corporate regulation, urban regeneration and the health service. Most recently, he was an Executive Board Member in the Department of Health and a member of the Rebuilding Board for Health and Social Care during the pandemic. He has an MSc in Executive Leadership from Ulster University and was awarded a CBE for services to healthcare.

Kieran Donaghy

Kieran Donaghy is a former Director of Human Resources.  In this role, he led on the development and implementation of polices to meet the Trusts strategic objectives.  He has also a wealth of experience in change management and experience of reviewing Governance and finance structures.  He is a Commissioner for the Charity Commission NI for which he receives a remuneration of £2,300 pa.  He has not undertaken any political activity in the last 5 years and holds no other public appointments”.

Political Activity: none


Dr. Maurice Keady

Maurice Keady holds a Doctorate in Governance from Queens University Belfast and is a Solicitor and a Notary Public. He is a member of the board of the Faculty of Pathology at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and a member of the Leadership Board of Forensic Science Northern Ireland. Previously, he was a Public Interest Director on the Medical Scientist Registration Board and is a panel Chair at CORU. He is currently a Director of the European Consumer Centre and was recently appointed for a second term as a Member of the Authority at the Property Services Regulatory Authority and is the outgoing Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee. He was appointed by the North-South Ministerial Council to the Advisory Committee to Safefood. Previously, he was appointed a Director of the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland by the UK government and the OFMDFM, where he Chaired the Audit and Risk Committee for several years. Maurice is a business mentor at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership at Cambridge University. He is a former Chairman of AIESEC in Ireland (a non-governmental body in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is an independent arm of the UN DP and UN’s Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, member of ICMYO, and is recognized by UNESCO)

Maurice is a director and outgoing chair of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and a former director of the Conflict Research Institute (NI) and the CEO of a public body.
He is a former Council Member of the Veterinary Council of Ireland and is a former winner of the Ledwidge International Poetry Prize. He has several publications in Economics; Law and Strategic Management.

Political Activity: none


Angela Lloyd-Stevens

Angela Lloyd-Stevens is a solicitor who currently works in the public sector. She has a wealth of experience in human rights and in organisational governance, and has also previously worked with ex-prisoners and their families. Angela is a former Board member of Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid and a former board member of HERe NI.

Political Activity: none


Catherine Magee

Catherine Magee has spent her professional career within the education sector, both as a practitioner and a school leader. She has vast experience as a team leader and has always advocated for fairness and respect in her role as a model of good practice. Since retiring, she has taken on a number of challenges and roles within the public and private sectors, including leading a three school amalgamation, Independent Assessor for CPANI and a Board Member of the Odyssey Trust.

Political Activity: none


Bria Mongan

Bria Mongan has forty years’ experience working across Health and Social care services in Northern Ireland. Bria was the Executive Director of Social Work and Children’s services and Director of Mental health, Disability and Prison healthcare services in South Eastern HSC Trust and has worked closely with justice agencies developing healthcare services for people in detention. Bria looks forward to contributing to the work of the Northern Ireland probation service.

Political Activity: none

Eileen Patterson

Eileen Patterson has had a long career as a housing professional and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing. She is committed to the delivery of high quality social support services and has previously held senior positions in Radius Housing, Fold Housing Association and the Housing Executive. Eileen is a Board Member of Clanmil Housing, a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing Advisory Board for the Republic of Ireland and is a representative for Northern Ireland on the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence. A graduate of Ulster University, she holds an MSc in Housing and is also a graduate of the Queen’s University Business Leaders Programme.