Governance

The Commissioner appointed an Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) in April 2017 and their term will run until April 2021. ARAC has three independent and externally appointed members who advise and support the Commissioner on good governance, accounting and audit standards and risk management.

ARAC's terms of reference can be downloaded here

 

ARAC Members

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    Professor Dolores O’Reilly
    Chair

    Dr Dolores O’Reilly is Professor Emerita of International Business and Strategy at the University of Ulster, where she initiated the School of International Business in 1999 and the International Business Centre in 2000. She was appointed as a Commissioner for the Londonderry Port and Harbour in February 2011 and was reappointed for a second term in April 2015, where she is Chair of the Risk Committee.

    Dolores is also an Independent Board Member of the Department of Finance (DoF) since 2010 and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees of Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) and Land and Property Services (LPS).

    Professor O’Reilly is also a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Enterprise Shared Services and a Director of Northern Ireland Opera and Derry Theatre Trust.  Dolores was appointed Chair of Arac in April 2021.

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    Joe Campbell
    ARAC Member

    Joe Campbell is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and was the City Treasurer of Derry City Council until November 2013 and was the Regional Chair of the Association of Local Government Finance Officers from 2010 to 2012.

    He is presently a Non-Executive Director of the Western Health and Social Care Trust and chairs their Audit Committee and is an Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committees of the Special European Union Programmes Body and NI Commissioner for Children and Young People and is the Independent Chair of the Audit Committee of Newry, Mourne and Down Council.

    Joe is also a Member of the CIMA Disciplinary Committee and is Chair of the Board of Governors of Belmont Nursery School and Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Long Tower Primary School. 

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    Terry McGonigal
    ARAC member

    Terry McGonigal is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development (FCIPD). He holds Masters Degrees in Business  Administration and Public Sector Innovation Management.

    With over 30 years’ experience working in the public sector, Terry is an experience Finance Director and has significant experience in supporting the work of Audit Committees, both in an executive and non-executive capacity, to ensure effective financial and corporate governance arrangements are in place.

    Terry is also a member of the Board of Governors for Malone College and was previously an Independent Member of the Audit Committee for the NI Police Fund.

To download our governance documents, please click on the links below. If you require these documents in hard copy please contact communications@copni.org or call 028 9089 0899. Alternative formats and languages are also available on request.