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 was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2015 for services to health and social care.