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NIABT Board of Trustees Meeting – Wednesday 19th February 2018 | Northern Ireland Assembly Business Trust

NIABT Board of Trustees Meeting – Wednesday 19th February 2018

MINUTES

NIABT Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday 19th February 2018

4pm

Room 30

Present:

Stephen Kelly, Manufacturing NI, Vice Chair

Sinead Bradley MLA

Norah- Anne Barron, Pi Communications

Roy Beggs MLA

Nicola Bothwell, NB Chartered Communications

Jonathan Buckley MLA

Trevor Lunn MLA

Gareth McGrath, Director of Parliamentary Service

John O’Farrell, ICTU

Barry Turley, PR and Public Affairs

In Attendance:

Maeve Donnelly, Secretary

Louise Close, Deputy Secretary

Apologies:

Chris Brown, Brown O’Connor Communications

Noel Brady, Consult NB1 Ltd

Claire Bailey MLA

Conor Murphy MLA

1. Apologies:

  • Apologies were received from:
    • Chris Brown
    • Noel Bradley
    • Claire Bailey
    • Conor Murphy

 2. Declaration of Interests

  • None.

3. Adoption of previous minutes:

  • Agreed: The Board agreed to the contents of the minutes of the previous meeting.

Proposer: Trevor Lunn MLA          Seconder: Stephen Kelly

4. Options for Disbursement of Remaining Funds

  • Board Members discussed a paper providing options for the disbursement of NIABT funds following the decision by members at the AGM to disband the Trust.
  • Following a lengthy discussion, the Board unanimously voted that any decision of how the funds should be disbursed would be put on hold until the political situation is clearer.
  • The Board agreed to meet again in six months (unless the political situation is resolved sooner) to assess the situation.
  • Agreed: The Board agreed to issue a message to members informing them that a decision will not be made until the political situation is clearer.

5. Financial Update

  • The current balance stands at £28,281.92.

6. Any Other Business

  • The next meeting would take place in September 2018.