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Our Board is responsible for the control and strategic direction of PRRT. It consists of seven directors, one of whom represents the Chief Constable and two representing the Police Federation of Northern Ireland.

As we evolved, we sought to strengthen the Board’s foundations by inviting individuals onto the Board who had particular expertise in addition to those with relevant policing experience.

Our directors have brought a broad range of specialisms to the Board including law, human resources, marketing and accounting. Our Board draws on experience from police, commercial and public sector backgrounds. The Directors oversee corporate governance through a series of regular policy meetings.

Mrs Michele Larmour (Chair)

Mrs Larmour is a consultant in leadership coaching, assessing and training as well as international strategic police advisor, successfully contributing to policing in Mongolia, the Balkans, Ireland and North Africa. Internationally she has provided strategic consulting, advisory, assessing and mentoring services to clients facing critical leadership challenges whilst undergoing transformational change. Additionally, she has provided leadership knowledge, experience, strategic planning and governance expertise to the Executive Management team in a leading NI Government Department. She is an Associate Assessor with the College of Policing, UK and an Associate Leadership Coach with Queens University, Belfast.

Mrs Larmour is an experienced executive leader, with over 31 years’ service in UK policing, leaving in 2017 as Assistant Chief Constable, in England’s second largest force, West Midlands Police, having significantly contributed to the one of the largest UK policing transformations. Previously she served over 28 years policing Northern Ireland from July 1986, as an officer in the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC and then the Police Service of Northern Ireland. She was Head of the NI Police College, has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Policing and Police Studies, graduated top performer on the National Strategic Command Course and has completed the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Programme.

Dr Carol Ackah (Board Member)

Dr Ackah is a consultant specialising in Human Resource Management and Employee Relations. She had a management career in the health service and at the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, prior to becoming a Lecturer in HRM at Ulster University for 15 years. Dr Ackah previously served as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Northern Health & Social Care Trust and as a Commissioner on the Local Government Staff Commission. She is currently a panel member on the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal. Dr Ackah is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and obtained a PhD from the London School of Economics.

Mr Liam Kelly (Board Member)

Liam Kelly has 27 years policing experience. After graduating with an Honours Degree in Law he joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross in 1994 and initially served in uniform roles in Antrim and North Belfast. In 2005 he was promoted to Sergeant in a PSNI Tactical Support Group based in Dunmurry. In 2007 Liam was promoted to Inspector in Professional Standards Department based in Belfast. In 2011 Liam returned to Tactical Support Group based in New Barnsley and Ballymena stations.

Liam was first elected to his Police Federation for Northern Ireland (PFNI) Regional Board as an Inspectors representative in 2011. He subsequently served on the PFNI Central Committee from 2015 before being appointed as the PFNI Assistant Secretary in January 2018. On 1st March 2019 Liam became the PFNI Secretary.

His current roles include the following:

  • Director of the RUCGC-PSNI Benevolent Fund Charity
  • Secretary of the PFNI Central Committee and Business, Finance, Pay and Pensions Executive Sub Committee
  • Chairman and Director of the Board of Trustees for the Police Treatment Centres and The Police Children’s Charity
  • PFNI representative on the Police Advisory Group for Northern Ireland
  • PFNI Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Police Pensions lead

Mr Mark Lindsay MBE (Board member)

Mr Mark Lindsay joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1987 and served in a community policing role in Aughnacloy, Ballygawley and Cookstown stations in County Tyrone. In 1996 he transferred to mobile support unit in Belfast. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1999 and was transferred to Ballymena. He subsequently worked in specialist search roles within PSNI, focusing on high risk missing persons and major events.

First elected as a Federation representative in 2003, he became Chairman of his Regional Board in 2007. Mark has served on the PFNI Central Committee since 2006 and became Vice Chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland in 2009. He was elected Chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland in February 2015.

Mark holds many professional qualifications as well as being a graduate of The University of Dundee. He has a specific interest in the mental health wellbeing of police officers, which he encourages through being Chair of the RUCGG / PSNI Benevolent Fund and the Chair of Police Care UK. He has also actively supported minority groups within policing.

Mark is also involved in the welfare of police officers in the following capacity:
• Trustee / Director of the Northern Ireland Police Fund
• Trustee of National Police Memorial Day
• Trustee of Police Arbetorum Memorial Trust

Mrs Bernie McCrory MBE (Board Member)

Mrs McCrory was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) in February 2006 and she has retired from that role in August 2021. During that time she had responsibility for leading and developing cross border health and social care provision between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on behalf of the CAWT Partnership.  She has worked in the Health and Social Care Service for more than 40 years, mainly in Acute Services as a Hospital Manager/Business Manager with Sperrin Lakeland Trust and as Directorate Manager for Surgery and Critical Care at the Altnagelvin group of hospitals.  Mrs McCrory also lectured in Law and Business on a part-time basis with Queens University of Belfast for 10 years. She has two primary degrees in Public Administration/Law (BA Hons) and Social Sciences/Education (BA Open). She also has a MBA and a Master of Laws (LLM) and a postgraduate certificate in University Teaching (PGCUT).

Mr Oliver Wilkinson (Board member)

Mr Wilkinson is semi-retired.  He works on a self-employed basis as a Registered Intermediary (communication specialist) with people who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Mr Wilkinson has over 20 years senior management experience, firstly as CEO of Victim Support in Northern Ireland, and then as CEO of Share/Discovery 80 Limited in Fermanagh, which provides educational and recreational activities for disabled and non-disabled people.  Prior to this, he worked for the Probation Board for Northern Ireland.  Mr Wilkinson is Chair of the Victims and Survivors Service and in a voluntary capacity, was a founding member and current Hon Sec of Healing Through Remembering, an independent initiative made up of a diverse membership with different political perspectives, working on a common goal of how to deal with the legacy of the past as it relates to the conflict in and about Northern Ireland.

Chief Superintendent Ryan Henderson

Chief Superintendent Ryan Henderson has been a police officer for 22 years. Having worked for Derbyshire Constabulary for 10 years he has served with PSNI since 2007. Chief Superintendent Henderson has worked within a range of uniform policing, policy and Detective roles including Public Protection Branch. He has an LLB in Law and an MSt in Criminology.