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The NICTS Agency Board

The NICTS Board (the Board) oversees the work of the NICTS. The Chief Executive of the NICTS is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Agency and the leadership and management of its staff.

  • Acting Chief  Executive, Peter Luney (who chairs the Board);
  • Head of Court Operations, Elaine Topping;
  • Head of Tribunals and Enforcement, Jim Coffey;
  • Head of Corporate Services, Sharon Hetherington;
  • a DOJ representative, David Lavery; and
  • two independent members: Colm McKenna and current vacant post.

Four members of the Judiciary, nominated by the Lord Chief Justice, also attend the Board meetings:

  • The Honourable Mr Justice Deeny;
  • His Honour Judge McFarland, Recorder of Belfast;
  • District Judge Bagnall, Presiding District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts); and
  • Mr John Duffy, President of the Appeals Tribunal.

NICTS Agency Board Minutes

Minutes of NICTS Agency Board meetings are available in the Publications section of our website.