Board of Directors

Visit Belfast is governed by a board of directors comprising councillors from Belfast City Council and representatives from the private sector.


Private Sector


  • Howard Hastings, Hastings Hotels (Chair)
  • Harry Connolly, Fáilte Feirste Thiar
  • Robert Davis, Wine Inns Ltd
  • Paul Grant, Stena Line
  • Andrea Hayes
  • Isabel Jennings, Queen's University Belfast
  • Norman Maynes, Translink
  • Ivan McMinn
  • Judith Owens, Titanic Belfast
  • Rajesh Rana, Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce
  • Michael Robinson, Belfast Harbour
  • Kathryn Thomson, National Museums NI
  • Catherine Toolan, Belfast Waterfront & Ulster Hall
  • Mark Walker, Hilton Hotels
  • Michael Williamson, ASM Chartered Accountants


Belfast City Council


  • Councillor Fred Cobain
  • Councillor Eric Hanvey
  • Councillor Paul McCusker
  • Councillor Seanna Walsh

Committee structure


Audit, HR and Finance Committee
  • Michael Williamson (Chair)
  • Cllr Arder Carson
  • Robert Davis
  • Paul Grant
  • Ivan McMinn
  • Michael RobinsonMark Walker
Operational Committee
  • Norman Maynes (Chair)
  • Harry Connolly
  • Robert Davis
  • Andrea Hayes
  • Judith Owens
  • Catherine ToolanMark Walker
Remuneration Committee
  • Howard Hastings (Chair)
  • Andrea Hayes
  • Michael Williamson