Dr. Theresa Donaldson joined CES’ Board in May 2019. Theresa is a Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She has held positions as Chief Executive of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Craigavon Borough Council. From 1985 to 2010 Theresa held several positions in health and social care and legal services including: - Director of Policy and Civil Service Delivery in the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission, Deputy Director of the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency, and Children’s Services Manager with the NSPCC.
Theresa held a public appointment as Chair of a Health and Social Services Research Ethics Committee for 6 years and a Judicial Appointment as Lay Member Charity Tribunal.
She also won a research fellowship to the Centre for Childcare Research, where she was awarded a PhD in 2002.