Before entering Public life, Janet Gray’s background was in sport and the charity sector. She was an elite athlete and is a four time World Disabled Water Ski Champion. Janet is a founder member, former Chair and currently President of Disability Sports Northern Ireland, President of Lady Taverners Northern Ireland and an Ambassador for Belfast Activity Centre and Concern Worldwide. Through sport and her charity work, Janet has gained much experience and is very privileged to have met so many interesting people from different cultures from around the world. After retiring out of International Tournament, she was elected in 2014 as a Councillor to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, serving a five year term until 2019. In 2015, Janet joined Libraries Northern Ireland, serving a four your term on the Board which she very much enjoyed. Janet has learned a lot along the way and has completed a vast array of training courses which have given her a greater knowledge and understanding of working in the Public sector.