Deirdre Toner (Chair)

Deidre Toner

Independent Member

Deirdre Toner’s background is in Senior Leadership as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director positions in the voluntary and public sector, focusing on mental health and community development, with a strong focus on good governance, audit and accountability.  A graduate of public policy and later human rights law, Deirdre has over 30 years of experience of leading organisations, and 20 years of board and chair experience in the public sector in health and justice.  She is currently Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Commission until 2023.  Deirdre lives in Newry near her grown up family and volunteers locally with bodies representing vulnerable groups.