Ms Cheryl Lamont CBE – Chief Executive
Cheryl is the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer for PBNI. She is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and management of PBNI; the organisation’s operational and financial performance and the quality of its external relationships. Cheryl is the Probation Board’s principal adviser on policy and practice on the management of offenders and the main representative of PBNI in all its external dealings. She is responsible to the Probation Board and to the sponsoring Department (Department of Justice) for all aspects of PBNI’s activities including expenditure.
Dr Geraldine O’Hare – Acting Director of Rehabilitation
Geraldine is the Acting Director of Rehabilitation. Geraldine line manages the Assistant Director for Prisons, the Head of Psychology and Interventions, the Head of Communications and the Deputy Principal for Statistics & Research. She leads on the areas of Rehabilitation, Programme for Government, North/South Co-operation, Business Planning and Research. Dr O’Hare is the organisation’s Senior Information Asset Owner and Chair of the Reducing Offending in Partnership Steering Group.
Mr Hugh Hamill – Director of Operations
Hugh is the Director of Operations. He line manages the Assistant Directors for Risk, Rural and Urban and the Head of Information Technology. From a strategic point of view, he leads on the areas of Courts, the proposed new Case Management System, Practice Standards and Risk Management. Externally, he leads on the Strategic Management Board for Public Protection Arrangements NI (PPANI).
The Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development leads on the areas of core Human Resources function, Change Management, Culture, Learning & Development, Health & Safety, Equality, Social Enterprise and Staff Health & Well-being.
Mrs Catherine Teggart – Head of Finance
Catherine Teggart is the Head of Finance and Estates. Catherine leads on financial management, financial governance, procurement, payroll, estates, facilities, community grants, economic appraisals and audit inspection and review.
Mrs Liz Arthur – Assistant Director – Risk
Liz is the Assistant Director with responsibility for Risk. She has senior management responsibility for the Intensive Supervision Teams and the Public Protection Team. Her responsibilities also include operational lead for PBNI’s work within PPANI, Significant Risk of Serious Harm Policy, Child Protection and Approved Premises.
Mr Stephen Hamilton – Assistant Director – Urban
Stephen is the Assistant Director with responsibility for the Urban Teams. His responsibilities also include Courts, Reducing Offending in Partnership and Community Service.
Mrs Gail McGreevy – Head of Communications
Gail is the Head of Communications. Her responsibilities also include Internal/External Communications, Records Management, Complaints and Data Protection/Freedom of Information.
Ms Gillian Montgomery – Assistant Director – Programmes and Interventions
Gillian is the Assistant Director for Programmes and Interventions lead responsibilities include Programmes delivery and PBNI’s strategic response to issues of Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Drugs & Alcohol Misuse. Gillian also has responsibility for Practice Standards and the Service Users’ Forum.
Mrs Jill Grant – Assistant Director – Prisons
Jill is the Assistant Director with responsibility for PBNI’s Prison based teams. Her responsibilities also include Life Sentence Prisoners, Licences, Victims, Aspire, Policing and Community Safety Partnerships and Duke of Edinburgh awards.
Ms Aideen McLaughlin – Assistant Director – Rural
Aideen is the Assistant Director with responsibility for the Rural teams. Her responsibilities also include Policing & Community Safety Partnerships, Young Offenders, North-South Co-Operation and PBNI’s Business Support Managers.