Prince's Trust Council – Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Council is established by The Prince's Trust Council. Its function is to provide high-level support to the Northern Ireland Director, to enable him/her to develop and deliver the business plan and budget.
The Northern Ireland Council has no executive responsibility for the management, operations or administration of The Trust.
Dr Roy Adair CBE
Roy Adair was Chief Executive of Belfast Harbour Commissioners from 2005 until May 2018.
Roy’s first opportunity to run a business came at 28 when he was appointed Director and General Manager of Flexibox International, a multinational firm serving the oil industry. He became the first Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Quality Centre (a non-profit focused on business excellence) in 1990 and joined the Nasdaq quoted electronics group DDL Inc. in 1994 to run one of their key companies (Irlandus Circuits) and was soon promoted to head all European operations.
Roy was awarded the CBE in 2015, is the inaugural winner of the US Ireland Council’s Cuchulain Award and was awarded a Doctor of Science degree in Economics (honoris causa) by Queens, Belfast in 2018. He lives in Belfast with his wife Joan and spends much of his time, when not playing golf, with his grown-up children and his four grandchildren.
Dr Trefor Campbell CBE
Dr Trefor Campbell was formerly Managing Director and then Non-Executive Chairman of Moy Park Ltd. Trefor is Patron and Northern Ireland Council Member of The Prince’s Trust, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Agriculture, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts & Commerce and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Poulters. Trefor was also appointed a Temperton Fellow by the Harper Adams University College. He holds an Honouree Doctorate from the University of Ulster and Queen’s University Belfast, both of which were conferred for services to the Food Industry.
Rose Mary Stalker
Chairperson of the Council, Rose Mary, is an experienced business leader specialising in transformational change - with over 25 years multinational experience, having held senior executive positions in North America and Europe with Ford Motor Company, Boeing and Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace. More recently Rose Mary returned to Northern Ireland as Group Operations Director for the McMullen Group with operational responsibility for manufacturing facilities in Moira, Scotland and USA.
Rose Mary is Chairperson of the Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, providing leadership, strategic direction and governance to a wide range of community regeneration activities; Chairperson of Catagen, a specialist testing technology company for the automotive industry; and is a Non-Executive Director of the Northern Ireland Science Park.
Born in Belfast, a graduate of Queen's University, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the European Woman of Achievement in Business and European Automotive Woman of the Year. Rose Mary is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institute of Directors and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Philip Bain is the co-owner of multi award winning company, ShredBank, Northern Ireland’s largest on-site shredding company.
Philip Bain, graduated with a First Class degree in Business Studies from the University of Ulster, and became the youngest Marketing Manager at that time at the age of 22. He was awarded the Business Leader of Tomorrow Award by Lord Sainsbury in 2002 and has since gone on to win Entrepreneur of the Year 2010, Young Businessperson 2011 and also won the Nectar Business Award in 2012 by Karren Brady from The Apprentice. ShredBank recently won the coveted Best Established Small/Medium Sized Business Award 2018 at the Belfast Telegraph Awards.
Philip is currently member of the Business Advisory Board of Enactus, a Visiting Professor of the University of Ulster, and a regular speaker on the subjects of business growth and entrepreneurship. He is also author of “Start to Grow”, an Amazon Best Seller on how to start and grow a successful business and a second book on leadership called “Start to Lead.”
Ellvena Graham OBE
Ellvena is Chairman of the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), one of the major state-owned utilities in Ireland. As well as being the Chairman for both Belfast Waterfront & Ulster Hall Ltd (BWUH) and the Economic Advisory Group (EAG) in Northern Ireland, she is also President of the NI Chamber of Commerce & Industry and a member of the Queen’s University Senate.
Ellvena has over 30 years’ experience in banking and was formerly the Head of Ulster Bank in Northern Ireland. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Banking in Ireland.
Mr Brian McGrath
Brian was appointed as the Chief Executive and Harbour Commissioner in March 2003. A Former Director of Harland and Wolff, Brian has many years’ experience in ship design and maritime economics. He is a Chartered Director, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Brian is President of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and a Northern Ireland Board Member of The Prince’s Trust. Brian is also a Former Council Member of the British Ports’ Association and the Confederation of British Industries Northern Ireland.
Has been a Council member for over six years. A former Assistant Chief Constable he has been a Commissioner for Prison Reform as well as a member of the NI Tourist Board. He is currently a member of the Strategic Investment Board and Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation as well as Chair of the Responsible Retail Code for all Licensed Premises. Duncan is also a Patron of Special Olympics Ireland.
Allyson joined the Prince’s Trust as a Council Member in 2017 and has also been a member of the annual Prince’s Trust fundraising lunch known as the “Old Bag’s Committee” since 2016.
Allyson studied Hospitality Management at Buckingham University and at University of Ulster and has more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. She is a Board Member and Director of Hastings Hotels in Northern and is Events Director of this group of seven hotels in Northern Ireland. Allyson oversees the Events Teams at each hotel, manages and promotes events, is involved in the creation of fundraising events and actively fundraises for a range of charities including Marie Curie, Waakisa, Prostate NI, NI Hospice and Air Ambulance NI. Allyson is also a Board Member of Victim Support NI.
Judith Totten MBE
Judith Totten is the majority shareholder and Managing Director of Upstream Working Capital Ltd, a company she originally established 2011 as an independent provider of working capital funding for Northern Ireland SME’s.
Judith is also a board member of Invest NI and has most recently been appointed Non-Executive Chairperson of Serious PR, a successful locally owned PR and communications business. She is also an active mentor / advisor to several small business owners across NI. Judith is a respected and recognisable face throughout the province both as a provider of finance solutions for business and as a commentator on the finance market generally. She is also an active member of the NI Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of Directors and the CBI in Northern Ireland and is a passionate advocate for local business.
In her personal life, Judith is a busy wife, mother and doting ‘nanny’ to Emily.
After a long and successful career in the Civil Service spanning over forty years, Mary has recently retired. A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Mary joined the public sector in 1979 when she qualified as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland. She began her working life in The Crown Solicitors Office where she practised law for 12 years. In 1992 Mary moved to the Northern Ireland Office where, over the following 21 years, she worked to successive Prime Ministers, Secretary of States and Ministers. In 2010 Mary was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s New Year‘s Honours list for her work as political advisor to the Secretary of State.
Mary is married with two grown up children.
Mukesh Sharma MBE DL
Mukesh Sharma MBE DL, born in England, was raised in Northern Ireland within the Indian community. He is a respected figure in the travel industry with over 30 years’ airline, travel industry and tourism experience. He is director of Hannon Travel.
He was awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List for Services to the Travel Industry in Northern Ireland.
Mukesh serves as a board/committee member of a number of organisations namely Heritage Lottery Fund, ArtsEkta, Moving on Music, Barnardos and The Prince’s Trust. He has led many initiatives across Northern Ireland to promote the arts and community cohesion.
Since 2006, he has been a festival director of the Belfast Mela, an annual celebration of global cultures.
From 2006-2013, Mukesh served as chair of Newtownabbey Borough Council Good Relations Partnership. In 2016, he was appointed as commissioner of the Northern Ireland Executive Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition.
He also holds the title of deputy lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast.