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Key people

Chairman – Peter McNaney

Mr Peter McNaney, CBE, became Chairman of Belfast Trust on 3 March 2014.

A Belfast resident, he was Chief Executive of Belfast City Council for 12 years and has spent his 30 year career in the public sector, 18 years as a lawyer and 12 as Chief Executive.

He has served on many external boards, including the Council of the Law Society, and has chaired the governing body of Belfast Metropolitan College and a number of citywide partnerships including the Belfast Strategic Health Partnership, Belfast Resilience and the Community Safety Partnership.

Peter was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2013 for services to Local Government and the Community

Cathy JackChief 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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