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Appointments to the Board of Ulster Supported Employment Ltd

The following appointments to the Board of Ulster Supported Employment Ltd (USEL) have been made.

· Mr William Leathem has been appointed as Chair from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2023.

· Mr Raymond Donnelly and Mr Dermot O’Hara have been appointed as Members from 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2023.

· Mrs Joan Cowan and Mr Raymond Havlin have been appointed as Members from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2023.


Mr William Leathem

Mr Leathem is a former elected member of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, where he served as Chair of the Development Committee. He was a former member of the District Policing Partnership and a former Board Member of the Ulster Scots Agency. Mr Leathem has varied audit and governance experience, project management experience and financial management skills, which he will bring to this role. Mr Leathem does not hold any other public appointments. He has had political activity for the DUP within the last 5 years.


Mr Raymond Donnelly

Mr Donnelly’s background is within Human Resource Management and Business improvement. He has been a member of the Corporate Management Team in a number of organisations including Newry & Mourne Health and Social Care Trust and Craigavon Borough Council. He has experience of identifying the key strategic issues to progress change management and of implementing corporate communication and training programmes. He does not hold any other public appointments and has not undertaken any political activity in the last 5 years.


Mr Dermot O’Hara

Mr O’Hara is a former Director - People Strategies with the Local Government Staff Commission for NI, where he facilitated the negotiations at regional level between employers and trade unions on the policies and procedures to enable transfer of staff to the new councils. He is a former Non-Executive Director of the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust Board, where he chaired its Finance Committee, and brings strategic planning skills to the Board. He does not hold any other public appointments and has not undertaken any political activity in the last 5 years.


Mrs Joan Cowan

Mrs Cowan is a member of the Senior Management Team of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, working closely with Directors and other Heads of Service. She has experience in delivering a programme of restructuring within the Council and developing its Corporate Strategy. She is a former Director of the Home-Start Charity where she was responsible for governance and managing financial resources. She does not hold any other public appointments and has not undertaken any political activity in the last 5 years.


Mr Raymond Havlin

Mr Havlin runs a family owned business, successfully working with a wide range of suppliers, customers and strategic partner organisations, whilst overseeing the business’ activities. He is on the Board of Governors of a local primary school and is a Group Scout Leader. Mr Havlin has experience of strategy development, financial planning and risk management, skills which he will bring to the USEL Board. He does not hold any other public appointments and has not undertaken any political activity in the last 5 years.







Head Office (Directions)

182-188 Cambrai Street, Belfast, BT13 3JH


Tel: 028 9035 6600
Fax: 028 9035 6611
Mini-com: 028 9075 7012
Text Phone: 028 9075 0625
Email: info@usel.co.uk

Portadown (Directions)

2 William Street, Millennium Court 

Portadown, Craigavon, BT62 3NX


Tel: 028 3835 0202
Email: info@usel.co.uk

Londonderry/Derry (Directions)

Office 10, 1st Floor,

Enterprise North West, The Enterprise Hub,

North West Business Complex,

Skeoge Industrial Park, Londonderry/Derry, BT48 8SE

 

Tel: 028 7116 1595

Email: info@usel.co.uk

Ballymena (Directions)

Unit 30, Woodside Road Ind Est,
Woodside Road, Ballymena, BT42 4QJ

Tel: 028 2568 9576

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This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020, the Department for the Economy, the Department for Communities, Belfast City Council, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council,  Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council