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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Branch Vision:

To provide a branch programme which will facilitate networking and support continuous professional development informally or formally through the Institutes CPD programme.

To further develop our profession by supporting specific local activities such as Career Fairs, CIPS student workshops and involvement with local bodies e.g. InterTradeIreland and at national level through Branch Group activity.

Maximising the input of our Council Members and in supporting the Vision & Aims of the Institute at national & international level.

Your committee members contact information is listed in addition to details of forthcoming events which may be of interest to you.

Branch Overview

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Branch


Branch Mission

  • To provide a local Professional Network
  • To promote representation, visibility and engagement in the local environment
  • To develop relationships between Member and Branch
  • To facilitate local sharing of Knowledge and Best Practice
  • To ensure alignment with CIPS strategy
  • Promote the professional and personal benefits of Membership in order to raise the profile and image of CIPS local and thereby recruit new Members
  • Elect an executive committee and hold yearly AGM's
  • Protect the image and reputation of CIPS through good stewardship of the CIPS brand


Branch Chair
Ashleigh Cryan MCIPS
Email: northernireland@cipsbranch.org

Vice Chair
Sharon Smyth FCIPS


Sandra Kirk MCIPS

Education Liaison Officer

Elizabeth Clarke FCIPS

Committee Representatives
Marian Binns
Stephen Brownlee MCIPS
David Glover MCIPS
Justin McGorman MCIPS
Julie Henderson MCIPS
Sean Rice
Angela Neill MCIPS
Breidge O'Kane MCIPS