The Board

Noel Lavery

Board Member

Noel Lavery was the Permanent Secretary of the former Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, followed by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and prior to his retirement the Department for Economy, these positions were between March 2013 and November 2019.  He has nearly 20 years of experience of economic development working in public sector policy, delivery and governance roles. He trained as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouse and the first 15 years of his career were in the private sector. He has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland since 1995.


Sir Malcolm McKibbin

Board Member

Sir Malcolm McKibbin was Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service from 2011 to 2017. He was the Permanent Secretary of the former Departments of Regional Development and Agriculture and Rural Development, and following his retirement led one of the five strands in the 2019 political negotiations aimed at restoring devolution. He is an Associate of Deloitte providing advice on Strategic Projects and a member of the Board of Co-operation Ireland.


Kevin Kingston

Board Member

Kevin Kingston has been Chief Executive of Danske Bank since 2015, having previously been Deputy Chief Executive and Managing Director of Corporate & Business Banking. He is a former President of the NI Chamber of Commerce & Industry and a former Chairman of the Chartered Accountants Ulster Society. He is currently a Board Member of Invest and he is also a Board Member of Business in the Community and the Maritime Belfast Trust.


Rose Mary Stalker

Board Member

Rose Mary Stalker is an experienced business leader and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, who has held senior global positions at Executive Team and Board level, in organisations including Ford, Boeing and Rolls-Royce. She has been responsible for the delivery of multiple transformational projects in a range of disciplines; product development, programme management, manufacturing, logistics, service delivery, staffing and quality, across numerous industry sectors; aerospace, automotive, construction and energy. She is the Chair of Invest Northern Ireland, appointed in August 2019, and to the Economy Minister’s Economic Advisory Group from June 2020. She is also a Member of the Department of International Trade Investment Trade Advisory Group in August 2020.