Meet The Board
David is a founder member of NCBC, a Board member since 1991 and Chairman since 2008. After an apprenticeship in Human Resource Management, Production Management and consultancy, with his wife Fiona, David established Williamson Consulting in 1993. He spent six years on the UK Doctors and Dentists Review Body and was a member of the NI Councillors Remuneration Panel. Three children in full time education keeps him working on a range of consultancy, mainly for central and local government. In his rare free time David has many bad habits including classic cars, motorcycles, good wine, blues and jazz music, gardening and DIY. He is keen to see NCBC continue to grow as a valuable resource for North Belfast and a catalyst for economic and social regeneration in the area.
Frank Murtagh is a founder Board member of the North City Business Centre and has been active in a number of community and voluntary sector agencies in Ireland. He is a panel member of the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals and was active within the Executive Committee of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, of which he was N. Ireland Branch Chairman. He is also a former Director of Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT). Frank commenced his career in the UK Food and Drink sector and has been running his social and economic consultancy business since 1989.
Tony joined the board in January 2011 and is a qualified chartered management accountant and a CIMA Practising Certificate Holder. He has over 30 years’ experience in banking where he worked at a senior level in SME lending and finance roles and he runs his own business that operate in the field of small business providing advice, mentoring, business planning and training. He also operates in the not-for-profit sector as a trainer and adviser on corporate governance matters at board/committee level.
Oliver joined the board in 1995 Oilver is a charted quantity surveyor and has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, and for most of this time ran his own practice. Oliver also volunteers with a number of other organisations in North Belfast.
Ben joins NCBC bringing senior Board level business development, strategic alliance, governance and business transformation experience from a range of major enterprises in Ireland , the UK and internationally. As NCBC plans to head in new directions going into the New Year and faces the challenges of strategic growth this experience will add value to the Board and the Management Team and new businesses in the area.
Ben joins the experienced and entrepreneurial Board and Management Team excited by the opportunities ahead and the role that NCBC will play heading up the real need to encourage much needed new business and enterprise for the area
Living here and married in County Down , Ben has many outside interests that have included being Commodore of Strangford Sailing Club , an active volunteer for Outward Bound , the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust , and , not least, raising with his Co.Down wife five children now forging independent lives here and in the UK.
Time now and the experience to focus on contributing to the way forward for NCBC.
Paul joined the Board of NCBC in early 2017 and has been in business in the North Belfast area for 27 years. As a co director of Carlin Hair he has had multi-nominations for his Colour Work reaching Notional Level and has presented his work on the International Stage as an ambassador for the Hairdressing Industry in N.Ireland, he is also the Chair of the Antrim Road Business Association and Chair and Founder Member of Cavehill Community Choir. Community and Business Development are Paul’s passion and he feels that by developing strong community links this will help drive the local economy. Paul is married, has one son who is still in full time education, loves riding his Vespa on sunny days, has 3 dogs which he takes hill walking regularly and at the time of writing has completed 13 marathons including Dublin, Belfast and London.