The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is a non-departmental public body which promotes equality and challenges discrimination.  

Our services include:

  • giving advice and support to individuals with potential complaints under the anti-discrimination law;
  • giving guidance to employers and service providers about their obligations under the law and good practice advice;
  • encouraging public authorities to promote equality of opportunity and address inequalities in fulfilling their equality and good relations duties;
  • ensuring that equality considerations are central to decision-making.

Geraldine McGahey OBE Chair

Dr Evelyn Collins CBE Chief Executive

Why the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

It is a practical way to further a Commission priority, which is to promote Participation in Public Life by groups that are currently under-represented, i.e. disabled people, women and minority ethnic people.

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Due to the Pandemic, all meetings are currently being held Virtually – so it is essential the Boardroom Apprentice has access to WIFI and IT equipment to enable Board/Committee papers to be downloaded in advance of the meetings. 

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Board meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month between 1.30pm -4.30pm 

Please note – No meetings take place in JULY or DEC

Date of Board Meetings (September 2022 – August 2023)

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Wednesday 23 November 2022

(2023 not timetabled yet)

they are normally the 4th Wednesday of each month

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2022 – August 2023)

Audit & Risk Committee 

  • 7 September
  • 9 November 

SDIC Committee 

  • 21 September 
  • 16 November 

Boardroom Apprentice welcome to attend these too as a learning opportunity.