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Sir David Sterling

Independent Non-Executive Chair

SIR DAVID STERLING KCB, was appointed as an independent non-executive director in September 2023 and was appointed Chair on 4 March 2024. His other current non-executive roles include chairing the Board of the Chief Executives’ Forum and of the Northern Ireland Screen Commission.

He is a Board member of Ulster Wildlife Trust, the Centre for Cross-Border Studies and Women in Business NI Ltd. He is a Governor of the Irish Times Trust. He is an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

He is the former Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) and previously served in a variety of other senior roles for the NICS.. In 2020 he was awarded Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath for services to Government in Northern Ireland.