The Police Treatment Centres and St George's Police Children Trust would like to congratulate Inspector Liam Kelly on the appointment as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Liam has been a long time supporter of the charities and we are sure that he will continue to champion its causes.
Today, outgoing Chair, Ian Hanson QPM, received his commemorative scroll from Craig Grandison, Chair of Finance & Human Resource Committee. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ian for his tireless efforts and hard work for both charities; and wish him well in his retirement.
Inspector Liam Kelly was appointed as a PTC and SGPCT Trustee in March 2015. He has also been the allocated PSNI representative on the Finance and Human Resources Sub Committee. In January 2017 he was appointed as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees for both the PTC and SGPCT charities.
In January 2018 Liam was elected as the Police Federation of Northern Ireland Assistant Secretary. In this role he was subsequently appointed as a Director and Company Secretary of the RUCGC-PSNI Benevolent Fund. Whilst in this role he has been instrumental in facilitating the PSNI to be able to join the SGPCT charity.
Following the retirement of Ian Hanson QPM, on 10th May 2018 Liam was elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees.
On his appointment Liam said ‘I am delighted, honoured and humbled to be elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the PTC and SGPCT charities. I am committed to continuing to work closely with both the Board and the staff to create the environment where both charities can remain relevant and long term sustainable entities. With reducing police donor numbers, ongoing austerity, and more police requesting both physiological and psychological support, there are significant funding, capacity and capability challenges. I will not shy away from having those matters addressed so both charities can be ‘future proofed’ enabling them to continue in the long term to provide fantastic support services for serving, retired and the police family.”
Both PTC and SGPCT Trustees and staff look forward to working closely with Liam during the coming years.