Ashton Community Trust Board


The board of Ashton Community Trust are:

Mike Mullan (Chairperson)

Mike Mullan Chairperson Mike

Noelle Collins

Noelle Collins ProfileNoelle joined the board in 2018, she is a senior manager in Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid, she holds the responsibility for the support of all potential adult female victims of human Trafficking in N. Ireland through a contract with the Dept. of Justice and sits on the government’s Engagement Group.

Noelle manages a large refuge in South Belfast. She is currently involved in the DOJ’s reference group instigating new legislation on Stalking. She is a board member of Council for the Homeless N.I. and a member of the Victim and Witness monitoring group.

Noelle is a member of the strategic advisory group of the Belfast Domestic and Sexual Violence Partnership and chairs a sub-group on prevention and support. She has led many initiatives on awareness raising and training including bringing the Vital Voices Institute to Belfast earlier this year.

Steve Pollard

Steve PollardSteve Lectures in Ulster University Business School where his interests are in entrepreneurship, leadership and management. He is an experienced Non-Executive Director and has held senior leadership roles in the private, public and social economy sectors. He has experience starting and running businesses, including social enterprises. Steve has a particular interest in social and economic development. He is also on the Board of Governors South Eastern Regional College, and Chair of Donegall Pass Community Enterprise.

Glyn Roberts

Glyn Roberts WebsiteGlyn Roberts has been Chief Executive of Retail NI since January 2008 after serving seven years as Head of Parliamentary Affairs with the Federation of Small Businesses in Northern Ireland.

He is Chair of NI Executive led High Streets Taskforce, Policy Committee.

Glyn was Chairman of Colleges NI from 2014-17 and previously was a member of the South Eastern Regional College Governing Body. He was also Vice-Chairman of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Business Trust (2011-12).

Previous positions held include Public Affairs Director with Weber Shandwick, Head of Communications for Cancer Focus NI and Manager of a Community Work Programme in West Belfast for the long-term unemployed.

Glyn holds a degree in Political Science from the Ulster University and is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Leaders for Tomorrow Programme (2008) and the US State Department International Leadership Programme (2007).

Katie Murphy