Reporting to the Bryson Charitable Group Board, the Executive Team meet regularly to plan policies, budgets and the strategic direction of the organisation.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
A graduate of Manchester University in Law and Accounting, Shane has 22 years’ experience at CEO level, including serving on over 20 private, public and voluntary boards. These organisations include Royal National Institute for the Blind, BP, Harland & Wolff PLC and more recently Ulster Rugby.
Director of Bryson Recycling
Eric is a serial social entrepreneur, who started his career in recycling in 1989 with co-operative Bradford Waste Chasers. Since 1992, Eric has led the development of social enterprise, Bryson Recycling, which is now the leading provider of household recycling services in Northern Ireland.
The company employs over 220 staff across Northern Ireland, Donegal and N Wales and handles over 65,000 tonnes of materials including recyclables collected from 60% of NI’s households. Bryson operates a regional Material Recovery Facility in Mallusk, kerbside sort collections to over 170,000 houses and 8 household recycling centres in N Wales and Donegal.
Bryson has driven improvements to containers and vehicles used for kerbside recycling that have been identified by Governments across the UK as the best value and environmental approach for kerbside collections.
Director of Bryson Care
As a qualified social worker, Jo previously worked in the legacy North & West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust. Over the twelve years, Jo held a number of positions including a Social Worker, Senior Social Worker, Assistant Principal Social Worker and Operational Manager.
Jo joined Bryson on in 1994 and is Director of Bryson Care and Bryson Intercultural / An Munia Tober.
Jo has an MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy has a BA (Hons) History and Politics and is a professionally qualified Social Worker.
Director of Bryson Energy
Nigel Brady has over 20 years’ experience of programme management and delivery in Northern Ireland’s energy sector. He is currently Director of Bryson Energy, the regional energy agency for Northern Ireland and was previously Director of the Western Regional Energy Agency & Network Ltd. (WREAN).
Nigel is currently on the Steering Group of the Fuel Poverty Coalition and was the founding Chairman of Drumlin Wind Energy Cooperative, Northern Ireland’s first Wind Energy Cooperative. He is also a former Member of the Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Advisory Group and provided secretariat for the All-Party Group on Energy, established 2008 at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.
Director of Human Resources
Clare has 25 years experience gained across a range of executive HR Management roles with Phoenix Natural Gas, Caterpillar, Powerteam and Omexom. Clare has BA Hons and MSc degrees from Queens University and is a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and she currently holds Chartered Member status.
Clare was previously a Board Member of Artseka intercultural arts charity. Clare has also had previous involvement with Business in the Community and Common Purpose. Clare joined Bryson Charitable Group in early 2018 and is responsible for the HR and Training function.
Director of Finance