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Chairman – Ciaran Mulgrew   

Mr Ciaran Mulgrew became Chairman of Belfast Trust on 06 April 2023.

Ciaran Mulgrew, a native of Andersonstown, west Belfast, became Chairman of Belfast Trust on 06 April 2023.

He has, for the past 25 years, been the Managing Director and owner operator of Niche Drinks Co. Ltd, a successful alcoholic drinks manufacturer and marketeer based on Derry’s Waterside. The business was sold to MGP Luxco, a US-based plc. in 2021.

Mr Mulgrew was educated at Queen’s University, Belfast and has a Master’s degree from Napier University, Edinburgh. Whilst based in the north-west, he previously served as a non-executive director of Londonderry Port and Harbour Commission; Altnagelvin Hospital Trust; and the Western Health and Social Care Trust.

He is also currently a non-executive director of Invest Northern Ireland.


Chief Executive – Dr Cathy Jack

Cathy took up post as Chief Executive of Belfast Trust in January 2020.

Cathy was previously Belfast Trust Medical Director from August 2014 and Deputy Chief Executive from July 2017. Cathy has a background in Geriatric medicine. She studied in Northern Ireland before moving to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, she was appointed as a Consultant Geriatrician in 1996. She has a strong interest in quality improvement, education and training.

In 2004 Cathy returned to Northern Ireland to join the consultant staff at our Royal Victoria Hospital and in 2008 she was appointed as Deputy Medical Director for Belfast Trust.



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