Martin Pitt (Chairperson)
In December 2018, the Office appointed Martin Pitt as the Chairperson of the Advisory Board. He was previously a partner within PwC’s Audit and Assurance Team and Head of Internal Audit, bringing with him over 30 years’ experience working with public and private sector bodies across the UK. Throughout his career, he has advised organisations on issues relating to corporate governance and risk management.
Professor Noel Hyndman
Professor Noel Hyndman has been Professor of Accounting at Queen’s University Belfast since 2002. Previously he was Professor of Accounting at the University of Ulster (until 2002) and has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Ottawa in Canada and the University of Sydney in Australia, as well as being an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He is currently Chair of the British Accounting and Finance Association’s (BAFA’s) Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group, and a member of BAFA’s Executive Committee. Professor Hyndman has been Academic Advisor to the Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust since 2011.
Marie Mallon (MBE)
Marie Mallon (MBE) is Chair of the Labour Relations Agency, a position she has held since 2014. Prior to that she was Director of HR and Deputy CEO of Belfast Health and Social Care Trust for seven years, having previously held the position of Director of HR with the Royal Hospitals Trust. Mrs Mallon is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and obtained a distinction in her MSc in HR Leadership from University of Manchester. She is currently an associate of the Health and Social Care Leadership Centre and also undertakes independent HR consultancy. She has recently been appointed Chair of the Chairs’ Forum and in 2015 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to health and social care.
John Turkington is Principal of Turkington Chartered Accountants and previously held senior roles as Director of Corporate Banking, Director of Property Banking and Regional Director of Commercial Banking with the Ulster Bank for 11 years. He has more recently held an all-island role in Specialised Relationship Management in the Ulster Bank, following a career in practice. He is a graduate in accounting and LLB Law, with a post-graduate Diploma in Accounting from Queen’s University Belfast, and a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Ireland.