Sourcing Director, Bombardier Aerospace
With over 22 years experience in Aerospace Supply Chain Nichola is currently is a member of the leadership team at Bombardier Aerospace Belfast.
Nichola leads a team of sourcing professionals with responsibility for the planning and execution of sourcing strategies, managing the introduction of new programmes, work transfer processes and low cost country development.
Her leadership responsibilities also include Value Engineering within Bombardier Belfast, where she leads a team of engineering and sourcing professionals who develop and implement innovative concepts.
A graduate in Management Operations from University of Jordanstown, she also has a professional coaching qualification, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
After graduating from Law in 1987 Imelda spent two years in community work in West Belfast as a project co-ordinator. Subsequently, in 1989, she became a trainee solicitor to Garrett O`Reilly of O`Reilly Stewart Solicitors, Belfast and graduated from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in 1991.
In 2000, Imelda became a Partner in O`Reilly Stewart Solicitors and was appointed Staff Partner with responsibility for all personnel matters within the firm.
She is Head of the Property Department and specialises in Reconstruction of Title, house building developments, apartment schemes including site acquisitions and all aspects of property law. Imelda was also the Senior Vice President of the Law Society for 2012/2013.
Andrea McIlroy-Rose is a Real Estate Partner and Head of the Belfast Office at international law firm, Pinsent Masons.
Andrea leads the Belfast property team and in addition she is head of the firm's UK retail property team. Andrea acts for clients in both Northern Ireland and England and has been named as a “Leader in the Field” for real estate for over 10 years in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and Legal 500 directories. She specialises in development and investment work and has been involved in a large number of the major developments in NI including the new HQ buildings for Allstate Insurance and Concentrix, the recent acquisition of Belfast International Airport and shopping centres such as Victoria Square, Junction One and Bloomfield In the last week Pinsent Masons has been named “ Law Firm of the Year” at the Lawyer Awards 2018
.A mother of two teenagers, Andrea has a special interest in diversity and inclusion and since 2013 has been the international chair of the firm's female networking group, Female Futures whose membership spans all of the 24 Pinsent Masons offices. She is a regular speaker at corporate events on diversity issues and the promotion and empowerment of women and is very much looking forward to working closely with the Board of Women in Business to help achieve their objective to equip women with the business skills they need to succeed and have a positive impact upon the lives of all of its members.
Angela is extremely experienced in the business world and she holds an MBA, with areas of expertise in marketing and finance.
She is a major shareholder in a whiskey distillery in the USA and through Ravensdale Capital has financed many technology start-ups.
She is currently Chair of the North American Board of Friends of the Lyric, a Board member of American Ireland Fund and is also a member of the Advisory Board of Crescent Capital, Belfast and the Irish Global Economic Forum.
Joris is an award-winning PR consultant who trained at the National Geographic Society as a journalist in Washington DC.
After a successful 10-year career in business journalism in London and Madrid, he returned to Northern Ireland to join the PR industry in 1992.
As PR consultant, trustee of Belfast’s top arts centre, and strategic adviser, Joris has helped facilitate the creation of major new capital investment projects including the MAC, HMS Caroline and Kilkeel Regeneration. He is skilled in all aspects of public relations including crisis communications management, profile building, corporate communications, reputation protection and consumer PR.
Joris speaks French and Spanish, writes a weekly food column for the Belfast Telegraph and is a regular commentator and reviewer for the BBC.
With 30 years of experience in financial services, Keith Lippert is currently VP, Officer, and Deputy Information Security Officer for the Allstate corporation. As Allstate’s first Security Officer outside the United States, Keith is building global thought leadership for cyber security In Northern Ireland. Prior to Allstate, Keith has been a board member or Chairman of Banks in India, Russia, Mexico, Canada and in the US.
As the first non-USA based Security Officer in our near 100-year history, Keith is responsible for establishing and driving individualized information security strategy and programs for each of the major Allstate business lines. For the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America. Keith partners with business and technology executives to increase security awareness and strengthen security across the Allstate enterprise. From N. Ireland, he is establishing a global approach to Cyber Security as part of our Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures organizational strategy.
Stephen has been Managing Director of Power NI for the past 15 years. Power NI is Northern Ireland’s largest electricity supplier serving 475,000 homes and 35,000 businesses. He is also on the executive board of the Viridian Group.
He is a Past President and Board Member of the NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Stephen has worked within the energy industry since 1986, and joined initially as a chartered engineer and then transitioned into a variety of senior management roles prior to taking up his current role.
He holds an engineering degree, a masters in corporate leadership and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.
Stephen originally hails from Cookstown Co Tyrone and is married to Amanda, and they have two grown up children, Rachel and Jonathan.
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