Brady is chosen to chair CITB NI board

Noel Brady

NOEL Brady, who has held senior roles in the public and private sectors for more than 45 years, has been appointed to a three-year term as chair of the Construction Industry Training Board Northern Ireland, which attracts a pay of £19,843 a year plus travel expenses for an estimated time commitment of six days a month.

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons confirmed his appointment, along with that of 12 board members in Dorothy McKee, Aidan Sloane, Geraldine Gordon, Julie McKeown, Duane McCreadie, Jonathan Payne, Shauna Young, Kevin Smyth, Ciara King, Lynsey Graham, Noel McKee and Gerard Graham.

Board member posts attract pay of £77.50 for under four hours a day and £155 for more than four hour days. The board normally meets six times a year and members are expected to participate in sub-committees.

CITB NI is the only remaining statutory training board in Northern Ireland whose purpose is to encourage the training of those employed or intending to be employed in the construction industry.

Noel Brady has acted as an adviser and mentor for senior people in a wide range of industries and is a specialist in public sector finance and tendering, with almost 40 years in-depth experience.

He is owner and managing director of the consultancy business Nb1 Ltd, finance non-executive director at the South Eastern Health and Social Services Trust and chairman of the Continu Group of companies. He has also served as a Belfast Harbour Commissioner for eight years.

He is a fellow with the IoD and an Honorary Fellow of the Sales Institute of Ireland and has been involved with several charities including Action Cancer, Marie Curie and the NI Hospice. He has a BA degree in business studies from Ulster University.