Claire has extensive expertise of the NI public, private and Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector globally.
Claire is Director of Community Programmes in Business at the Community Northern Ireland, a membership organisation for companies committed to doing business responsibly and working together on societal issues where they can make a real difference. As Director of Community Programmes, Claire oversees programmes to engage businesses to support regeneration in NI communities as well as raising aspirations among children and young people in terms of preparation for entering the workplace. Claire has extensive experience building relationships and partnerships between disadvantaged groups and a host of corporate, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.
Prior to joining Business in the community Claire worked for Voluntary Services Bureau (now Volunteer Now), managing volunteer-led projects to improve the quality of life of isolated older people in Belfast. Claire also worked for international project management company NI-CO for 5 years, managing a portfolio of good governance, NGO and civil society reform projects.
A Chartered Accountant, Steven has over 15 years’ experience working for a number of leading firms.
Steven is currently Financial Controller with Beacon Security & Communications Limited. Until 2013, Steven was Company Accountant with the Harvey Group where his role as a key member of the Senior Executive team encompassed strategically leading on Finance, HR and IT functions. Steven has also worked at JP Corry, BT and PwC and has extensive experience improving financial processes, and with day-to-day financial management accountabilities. As an experienced manager, Stephen enjoys motivating and training a successful and productive team.
Steven is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and an Associate Member of the Institute of Directors.
Gordon joined the Bryson FutureSkills Board in 2016.
Gordon is the Managing Director of 4c Executive, a leading provider of executive search services in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and further afield.
Prior to joining 4c, Gordon held a number of senior roles in the services sector in the UK and Ireland, following more than a decade within the manufacturing sector across Europe and the USA.
With over 25 years’ international business experience, Gordon possesses a strong strategic outlook and an outstanding practical knowledge of the key commercial factors driving a business’s sustainable growth and success. His wealth of experience in senior business development roles has instilled in him an unfaltering commitment to setting exceptionally high standards and exceeding client expectations at all times.
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