Inspire's senior management team is made up of professionals from a variety of private, public and community/voluntary sector backgrounds.
Peter McBride is the Group Chief Executive of Inspire. Peter has overall responsibility for the implementation of Inspire's strategic plan and operational issues across the Inspire Group. Peter joined Inspire in 2001 as the Managing Director of Carecall and has been Chief Executive since 2010. Peter has degrees in Science and Divinity and at Masters Level in Social Work, alongside further qualifications and experience in the fields of business management, counselling and the management of psychological trauma. Peter is a Trustee of the National Charity, BBC Children in Need, in which he chairs the Nomination Committee and the Grants Committee. He is a Trustee of NICVA where he serves as Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Resources and Audit Committee. Peter has also been involved for over 20 years in the Victims and Survivors Sector in Northern Ireland and has played a leading role in the development of leadership within civil society and its response to political and social progress in Northern Ireland. Peter is Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Billy has overall responsibility for Inspire's Mental Health services in Northern Ireland. Billy studied psychology at the Ulster University and is a qualified Social Worker and highly qualified Mental Health Service Development Manager having worked in both voluntary and statutory sectors. Billy enjoys many sports including martial arts (he holds a fourth-dan black belt in tai jutsu), motocross, mountain biking and running.
Margaret has responsibility of the development and implementation of Inspire's Mental Health and Learning Disability services across Northern Ireland. Margaret began her career with the Eastern Health and Social Services Board by undertaking nurse training in learning disabilities studies and since then Margaret has worked in a variety of senior posts within the community, voluntary and statutory sectors. She enjoys hill walking, swimming, travelling and working with children and young people in various youth groups and within her church.
Pauline joined Inspire in October 2015 and has strategic and functional responsibility for the group’s finance, IT and corporate services. Pauline obtained a first class honours degree in Accounting and Economics at Queens University Belfast, continuing at QUB for a further year to secure a post graduate diploma in Accounting. She was the first female to be awarded first place in both her degree and diploma courses. Pauline started out her career with KPMG, Belfast. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. She has a career spanning over 30 years and throughout the last 20 years has held senior roles across the public, private and voluntary sectors. She thus came to the Inspire group with a vast range of experience across a wide variety of disciplines.
Nuala joined Inspire in May 2014. From a strong marketing and business development background, she started her career in the private sector working in the international Irish linen export industry. With a focus on business growth and brand development Nuala worked with leading retailers and designers such as Marks & Spencer, Next, Laura Ashley, John Rocha and Gap. In 1999, after nearly ten years in the private sector, she joined Laganside Corporation to manage marketing, events and engagement where, working with local, national and international stakeholders she delivered events such as the Millennium new year’s eve celebrations in Belfast, Red Bull Air and Water and won Belfast City Council’s Arts Partnership Award for work with The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Moving to the public sector, Nuala was a development manager in local government for nine years managing 10 strategic business units and multi million pound capital projects before taking up her position as Director of Development in Simon Community NI in 2011. Nuala studied business and modern languages at Queen’s University Belfast, going on to complete a postgraduate course in European business studies. In 2008 she became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing where she also holds chartered marketer status.
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