Tom McGrath appointed as CCNI chief commissioner for second five-year term

McGrath has had the role at the Northern Ireland regulator since 2009

Tom McGrath
Tom McGrath

Tom McGrath has been appointed to the role of chief commissioner of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland for a second five-year term.

McGrath first took up the role in June 2009, when the CCNI was launched.

The reappointment, made by Nelson McCausland, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Social Development, was confirmed on 1 June. McGrath will receive remuneration for the role of £5,750 a year.

He has previously chaired the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, the Northern Ireland Business Education Partnership and the George Best Memorial Trust as well as being a director of the international Irish network Ireland Funds.

McGrath currently holds no other public appointments, according to the commission.

"Leading the establishment and progress of the commission as the new, independent regulator of charities over the past five years has been both a challenging and a rewarding experience," he said. "The commission will continue the work achieved so far to implement new regulatory processes, support charities and reaffirm public trust in Northern Ireland’s charity sector."

The board, responsible for the regulator’s overall strategy and future direction, generally meets six or seven times a year, and has a total of seven members, including McGrath. The deputy chief commissioner is Walter Rader, former chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland, who was appointed for a five-year term on 7 May 2013

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