• Jim Collins
    Jim Collins
    Chairman
  • John Carlin
    John Carlin
    Vice Chairman | Chair of Community Initiative
  • Professor Jackie McCoy
    Professor Jackie McCoy
    Company Secretary
  • Terry McCrudden
    Terry McCrudden
    Chair Finance, Audit and Risk
  • Elizabeth Groves
    Elizabeth Groves
    Board Member | Charities Initiative
  • Noel Rooney
    Noel Rooney
    Board Member | Charities Initiative
  • Gerry Ward
    Gerry Ward
    Board Member | Charities Initiative
  • Gerard McCann MA FRICS
    Gerard McCann MA FRICS
    Board Member
  • Patrick Byrne
    Patrick Byrne
    Board Member
  • Professor Wallace Ewart
    Professor Wallace Ewart
    Board Member
Jim Collins
Chairman

Jim Collins was General Manager at the Ford Motor Company for 10 years. Following his retirement, Jim has sat on the Ortus board for 15 years and has been Chairman for the last 5 years. Jim has been a mentor to Directors and Mangers of SME’s throughout Northern Ireland for a number of years and has been a board member of a number of public bodies. Jim currently sits on the boards of the Health & Safety Executive and the Chest Heart and Stroke Association. Jim is also a Council member of CCEA and is chairman of the CCEA Business Committee.

John Carlin
Vice Chairman | Chair of Community Initiative
Professor Jackie McCoy
Company Secretary

Jackie McCoy is Professor of Management Development, Director of The Business Institute and Distinguished Fellow of the University of Ulster (2004). Jackie joined the faculty at Ulster in early 1990 following 10 years in retail management.  She is responsible for the design and delivery of a significant portfolio of management and business development initiatives and has carried out extensive consultancy in the area of programme evaluation. Jackie has wide international experience and has led executive development initiatives and consultancy projects in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

She is a former chair and board member of the Belfast European Partnership and its successor the Belfast Local Strategy Partnership.  She also holds a number of other voluntary board positions within the third sector organisations. Jackie joined the board of the Ulster People’s College in May 2011.

Terry McCrudden
Chair Finance, Audit and Risk
Elizabeth Groves
Board Member | Charities Initiative
Noel Rooney
Board Member | Charities Initiative
Gerry Ward
Board Member | Charities Initiative
Gerard McCann MA FRICS
Board Member

Gerard is currently a Director in CBRE leading the Asset Services Team. Gerard joined CBRE in 2010 having previously been a Director with Whelan Property Consultants Ltd. He previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (Business Process Outsourcing) working on Real Estate Outsourcing Contracts. Gerard also has significant experience in General Consultancy, Risk Management & Compliance as well as the taking over of the management of large portfolios and the establishment integrated property & facilities management strategies.
He began his career with Ortus more than 20 years ago and is proud to be invited back to join the Board to utilise the experience he has for the benefit of the management team and as a result the wider local community.

Patrick Byrne
Board Member
Professor Wallace Ewart
Board Member