DAERA welcomes appointments to NIFHA Board

Date published: 12 December 2023

DAERA has welcomed the announcement of the appointment of Stephen Welch as the new Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority (NIFHA).


The announcement was made today by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon. Chris Heaton-Harris MP.

The Secretary of State also announced the appointment of two new board members, Maynard Mawhinney and Siobhan McCauley.

The appointments will be for a period of four years from the date of appointment, with the possibility of further reappointment to a second term.

Notes to editors: 

  1. The appointment was announced by the NIO today. A copy of the announcement is available here.
  2. In the absence of Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive, these appointments were made under the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2022.
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