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Dame Rotha Johnston DBE

Independent Non-Executive Chair

DAME ROTHA JOHNSTON DBE was appointed as independent non-executive Chair of the Board in March 2020, having been an independent non-executive director since from 2011.

She is Chair of the Northern Ireland Productivity Forum, a member of KPMG’s Northern Ireland Advisory Board and a director of QUBIS Ltd and Ulster Garden Villages Ltd. During 2021 she chaired the Culture, Arts & Heritage Recovery Taskforce established by the Department for Communities in response to Covid-19.  In the past she has been Chair of Northern Ireland Screen, a BBC Trustee for Northern Ireland, Pro-Chancellor at Queen’s University Belfast and a Belfast Harbour Commissioner.

In 2016 she was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Northern Ireland economy and public service.