Mr McKenna worked in the financial sector for 30 years before moving to boardroom leadership positions in the public sector in 2008. He has broad experience across a range of government delivery systems including Health & Social Care, NI Assembly Administration, Urban Regeneration, Agricultural Science, Food Safety and Standards Regulation, Economy and Justice. He was also Chairman of the NI Public Sector Chair’s Forum until September 2018. He is currently Chairman of the NI Food Advisory Committee and a NED and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee of Food Standards Agency. He has been Chairman of the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust for over 10 years and Chairman of Agri Food and Biosciences Institute for almost 5 years and will shortly be standing down from these positions.