Gina McIntyre, Chief Executive
Gina is a qualified chartered accountant who trained and qualified with Coopers and Lybrand. Before joining the SEUPB in 2003, Gina gained extensive knowledge of managing the distribution of cross-border PEACE funds during her work for Co-operation Ireland.
Gina is supported in SEUPB by the following Directorates:
- Corporate Services
- Joint Secretariat
- Managing Authority
Paul Sheridan, Head of Finance & Corporate Services
Responsible for the Certifying Authority and the financial management of the SEUPB's role in managing the PEACE and INTERREG Programmes. Paul oversees a range of other corporate services including; Human Resources, Communications and Information & Communications Technology.
Before he joined the SEUPB, Paul was Acting Director of Finance for National Museums Northern Ireland. Prior to this Paul spent several years as a Management Consultant for KPMG and PA Consulting, carrying out Value-For-Money Audits, Financial Assessment and developing Outline Business Cases for public sector organisations. Gaining extensive knowledge of managing PEACE funds through his time spent with Belfast City Council, Paul is industry trained and a member of CIMA.
Paul is supported by the following departments/management:
- Andrew Walker - Corporate Accountant
- Brian Liggett - Manager, Human Resources
- Séamus Kearney - Manager, Information & Communications Technology
- John McCandless - Manager, Communications
- Therese McNeill - Manager, Certifying Authority
John Greer, Head of Unit Joint Secretariat
As Head of Unit for the Joint Secretariat, John leads a team of professionals responsible for the management, implementation and delivery of the EU's PEACE IV and INTERREG VA Programmes.
Prior to joining the SEUPB, John led a team at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada in Vancouver delivering the Canadian Federal Government's multi-million dollar Industrial Research Assistance Programme (IRAP) and the Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Programme (DTAPP). Before working for the NRC John managed a team at the Business Development Bank of Canada. He also spent eight years as a Director at Invest Northern Ireland where he led Invest NI's office in Silicon Valley.
John earned a BA (Hons) in Business Administration with a major in Systems Design, achieved his MBA and is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and is ITIL® certified.
John is supported by the following departments/management:
- Brenda Hegarty - Programme Manager, JS
- Paul Boylan - Programme Manager, JS
- John Thompson - Programme Manager, JS
Mark Feeney, Director Managing Authority
Mark is supported by the following departments/management:
- Alistair MacKenzie - Financial Controller
- James Russell - Manager of Managing Authority
- Declan McGarrigle - Manager of Transnational / Inter-regional Programmes