Professor Sir Desmond Rea

Sir Desmond Rea is Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Management, University of Ulster. He is a former Chairman of Northern Ireland Policing Board (2001 to 2009) and Northern Ireland Labour Relations Agency (1996 to 2002). He edited First Trust Bank’s Quarterly Economic Outlook & Business Review for some 25 years. He has held Non-Executive Directorships with United Dairy Farmers (1996 to 1999) and AIB (UK) plc (1997 to 2004), and is currently a Non-Executive Chairman at He is an independent business consultant/adviser/mentor.

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