contact us

22 Victoria Road
Derry~Londonderry
Northern Ireland
BT47 2AB

Tel: +44 (0) 28 7134 2100
Email: general@loughs-agency.org

Dundalk Street,
Carlingford,
Co Louth,
Rep. of Ireland

Tel: +353 (0) 42 938 3888
Email: carlingford@loughs-agency.org

what are you searching for?

Members

Chairperson – Vacant


Andrew Duncan (Vice Chairperson)
Self Employed Auctioneer based in Mullingar. Has had a lifelong interest in fisheries and represented Ireland on numerous occasions and captained the Country in the Home Nations in 2008. Current Board Member of Inland Fisheries Ireland. Have qualified to fish in both Irish Internationals in 2012.


Philomena Mahon
Mrs Philomena Mahon (Phil) worked in NI Health Service for over 40 years as a nurse, midwife and health visitor. Phil has 20 years’ experience as an Executive Director of Healthcare with an Executive Board role alongside Line Management responsibility for a multidisciplinary staffing complement of 1500 and a budget of £40 million. Since her retirement during the Review of Public Administration in the Health Service Phil has held the following posts: Board Member – Derry Well Women 2010-present; Chair – First Housing Aid Support Services 2011-present; Loughs Agency Board Member – Dec 2011-Dec 2016; Chair – Loughs Agency Audit Committee 2012-present; Member – Shantallow Community Partnership Board (Surestart); Reappointed to Loughs Agency Board in December 2016. Phil is married to Joe, has 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren.


Terry McWilliams
Councillor Terry McWilliams is an elected member of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council representing the Lurgan District Electoral Area. Terry is a member of 4 standing committees within the ABC council. Planning & Regulatory Services, Environmental Services, Community Planning and Governance and Resources Committee. Outside of council, Terry is a business man in his local area.


Allan Ewart
Member of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council 2015. Committee member Corporate Services and Development. Former member Lisburn City Council 2005-2015. Mayor Lisburn City Council 2009-2010. Director Lagan Rural Partnership (LAG). Director Lisburn Enterprise Organisation. Employed Democratic Unionist Party. Member NILGA.


Fiona Walsh
Fiona develops strategies to boost performance and to scale. She is also experienced leading and enhancing operations, both business as usual and strategic initiatives. After graduating from Engineering, Fiona then worked in product development roles in the Seattle Technology sector, one of these roles was heading the technology strategy group for Atlas, an advertising targeting platform that was acquired by Facebook in 2013. In 2003 she completed her MBA with INSEAD, and then she became responsible for the development and delivery of the Dell’s European advertising media strategy, this involved annual spends of up to €130M across 13 counties. In 2006 she joined the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), a private Health Sciences University, based in Dublin but with substantial operations and medical schools in Asia and the Middle East. There she led the development of the RCSI’s international growth strategy and drove the delivery of the strategy’s key deliverables. In particular, she provided end-to-end leadership in the design of the franchised medical school product and then she headed the initial program to establish the first franchised school in Perdana University Malaysia. In 2014 Fiona left RCSI to become an independent consultant, assisting clients to develop strategy for business and product development. In 2015 she helped to establish Edot Invest, a company that helps innovative technology companies to develop by providing expertise, mentorship, and capital. She continues to work with Edot Invest. She is also a member of the Board of Sonas, an NGO that supplies services to women and children experiencing domestic abuse (Sonas is the largest provider in the Dublin region).


Ian McCrea
Ian was a member of Cookstown District Council from 2001 to 2013. A member of the Northern Ireland Assembly from 2007 to 2016 and during that time sat on a number of Committees including Agriculture and Environment. Ian was appointed as a member of the Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition (FICT) Commission in July 2016.


Patrick Gibbons
Patrick is a native of Glenfinn, County Donegal, which includes major parts of the River Finn. Having achieved a First in Irish and History from NUI Galway, Patrick began his working life in local authority administration with Donegal County Council before taking up post graduate studies in law and serving his solicitor’s apprenticeship in the Finnside town of Ballybofey. Qualifying as a solicitor in 1996, he spent 15 years in senior executive management roles in the Dublin-based subsidiaries of a number of leading international financial services companies such as Scottish Provident and Royal Liver before becoming an independent non-executive director in 2011. Patrick serves on boards of directors in financial services, the State sector and on voluntary boards and on audit and risk committees. The common theme of his career is helping the boards of the organisations he serves in the on-going transition into the modern governance, compliance and risk management culture.


Alastair Patterson
A native of Castlederg, Co. Tyrone, Alastair married to Olga, a licensee and current Chair of Hospitality Ulster. He is a Senior Quantity Surveyor, with over 20 plus years’ experience within the Construction Industry here in Northern Ireland and the United Arab Emirates having worked successfully in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for 3 years. He has his own practice APQS Services with an office established in Castlederg. Alastair is the former MLA for Fermanagh & South Tyrone, during that time he served on the Environment Committee. He is currently operating as a Parish Reader leading worship within the Church of Ireland Church. During the summer months or ‘band season’ he is a Drum Major Adjudicator, a follow on from his success as a 4 time World Champion and former member of the world famous Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band.


Heather Mackey
Heather set – up Ace Media, a Public Relations company based in Galway in 2009. Since then Ace Media has gone from strength to strength, Heather currently works as a publicist for many arts organisations in Galway, including The Galway Film Fleadh, Cuirt International literature Festival, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Blue Teapot Theatre Company among others. Prior to setting up Ace Media Heather worked as a TV producer for Bloomberg Television in London. She also works as a media Lecturer and holds a Masters in Journalism from NUI, Galway.


Michael McCormick – profile pending