Urban regeneration company Ilex today announced that Chief Executive, Dr Aideen McGinley, has accepted the position of BBC Trustee for Northern Ireland and will leave the company later this year. She took up the post of Chief Executive of Ilex in September 2009, on secondment from the Northern Ireland Civil Service which was scheduled to terminate later this year.
Paying tribute to her work, Interim Chairman of Ilex, Matt McNulty: “On behalf of the Ilex Board, I thank Aideen for the enormous contribution she has made to the City during her three years in Ilex, a period which has seen the awarding of UK City of Culture 2013, the publication of the One Plan, the opening of the Peace Bridge and Ebrington Square, and the development of the Science Park at Fort George. Aideen has campaigned unceasingly to advance the cause of Derry ~ Londonderry and her thinking has enriched every aspect of regeneration as represented by the One Plan. She will continue to be an advocate for the city and in helping to achieve all its ambitions”.
The Board of Ilex, together with its sponsoring departments OFMDFM and DSD will shortly initiate the process to appoint a replacement.