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Michele Larmour takes up post as NIAS Chair

20th April 2023

Chair - Michele Larmour
Chair - Michele Larmour

Following appointment by the Department of Health, we are delighted to welcome Michele Larmour to NIAS as our new Chair. In welcoming Michele to the organisation, I would also like to express a sincere thanks to our outgoing Chair, Nicole Lappin. Nicole has recently taken up the position of Chair with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and we wish her well in that role. Michele brings significant strategic leadership experience to the role which will be vitally important as we face what will undoubtedly be very challenging times for Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland. Michele is a leadership consultant and international strategic police advisor, successfully contributing to reform in Mongolia, the Balkans, Ireland and North Africa, to clients facing critical leadership challenges whilst undergoing transformational change. She is an Associate Assessor with the College of Policing, UK, an Associate Leadership Coach with Queens University, Belfast, has held non-executive roles with Birmingham Metropolitan College for 5 years and is currently the Chair of the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust. An experienced executive leader, Michele has more than 31 years’ service in UK policing, most recently as Assistant Chief Constable, in England’s second largest force, West Midlands Police, having significantly contributed to the one of the largest UK policing transformations before leaving in 2017. Previously Michele served for more than 28 years within policing in Northern Ireland. Michele has a BSc (Hons) Degree, graduated top performer on the UK Strategic Command Course and has completed the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Programme.

Michele is excited about her new role and is keen to meet staff across NIAS to hear their views as to how, together, we can build upon the ongoing positive work with a view to continually improve the service we provide to those who call upon us for help in their hour of need