Membership 2011-2016

IFRP members were appointed on 1 July 2011 for a five year term.

Patrick McCartan CBE, MSc (Dist), FCIPD

Pat McCartan

Patrick McCartan is Chairman of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. He is a previous Chairman of North & West Belfast Health & Social Services Trust.

In 2005 he became Chairman of the NI Confederation of Health and Social Services Organisations and is a National Trustee of the NHS Confederation.

He was also Chairman of the Labour Relations Agency from 2002 to 2008 and was awarded the CBE for services to employment relations.  He is a former Chairman and Board member of Co-Operation Ireland. He was Chairman and Vice-Chair of St Columbanus College Bangor and is a former member of CCMS.

Mr McCartan spent 12 years in a senior academic post in the University of Ulster; he spent 18 years as a senior trade union official and ten years in the Civil Service.  He is a former member of the ICTU Executive Committee and member and Chairman of ICTU – NI Committee and was a founder Board Member of the Industrial Development Board and the NI Economic Council.

Mr McCartan has more than 35 years’ experience as a negotiator, and arbitrator/mediator and consultant in conflict resolution in employment matters. He served as a member of the Industrial Court for NI, as a member of Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunals and as an Independent Expert for Equal Pay cases.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.  He currently chairs conflict resolution in public transport in NI (Translink and UNITE), and in Banking (Ulster Bank / IBOA and SIPTU), and (Bank of Ireland and IBOA).


Dr Henrietta Campbell CB, MD, FRCP

Henrietta Campbell

Dr Campbell studied medicine at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating in 1973.  Following a career in General Practice she was appointed Chief Medical Officer in the Dept. of Health and Social Services in Northern Ireland in 1995, a post she held until 2006.  In recognition of her contribution to medicine in Northern Ireland, Dr Campbell was awarded an honorary doctorate ny Queen’s University Belfast, and in 2000 was awarded CB in the New Year’s Honours List.

Dr Campbell is a Board Member of the Food Standards Agency and Chair of the NI Food Advisory Committee.  She was a UK Electoral Commissioner from 2006 to December 2011 and a member of the Prison Services Pay Review Body from 2006 to March 2011.  Dr Campbell is a Board member of Oxfam Ireland and has worked on a voluntary basis with a number of Northern Ireland charities.  She is married and has three children and three grandchildren.

Alan McQuillan OBE BSc (Hons) MBA

Alan McQuillan

Mr McQuillan is an independent management and security consultant. He was Acting Deputy Chief Constable in PSNI until 2003 when he retired to join the newly formed Assets Recovery Agency. He helped establish and develop the Agency across the UK and in 2007 was appointed as Director to manage its merger with the Serious and Organised Crime Agency.

He has worked on a voluntary basis with a number of third sector organisations in Northern Ireland. He has also undertaken a number of international consultancy assignments for the European Union, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the International Monetary Fund.

Mr McQuillan was Chairman of the Northern Ireland Assembly Secretariat Audit and Risk Committee from 2009 to 2011. He holds a BSC (Hons) Degree in Physics from Queen’s University, Belfast and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ulster.