Geraldine McGahey

Non-executive Director

Geraldine has taken up post as a non-executive Director for the Northern Trust from 14 March 2016.

Geraldine stood down as Chief Executive of Larne Borough Council on 1 April 2015 when the new Northern Ireland district councils were formed. During her time as Chief Executive she was the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers (SOLACE’s) gender champion promoting women in local government, a representative on the Good Relations Panel reporting to the Office of the First and Deputy First Ministers, and an appointee of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister to the Northern Zone Steering Committee for the Social Investment Fund.

Previously, Geraldine was a Building Control Surveyor in Belfast City Council (1993-2001) and Grants Officer with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (1983-1989).

She received an OBE for services to local government in the New Year Honours list for 2015.

Geraldine currently holds an appointment as an Equality Commissioner for Northern Ireland and is a mentor to the Woman’s Leadership Initiative.

Page last updated:25 March 2016