Rick Hill was appointed as Chair of Consumer Focus Post and member of the Consumer Focus Board in October 2008. In January 2009 he was appointed as Chairman of the Consumer Council (Northern Ireland). In December 2008 he was appointed Chair of the Northern Ireland Screen Commission, having been interim Chair since Jan 2008. He is a former Minister of Garnerville Presbyterian Church, Belfast. He was previously a member of the BBC Audience Council for Northern Ireland and BBC Broadcasting Council for Northern Ireland.
Bill Osborne is currently employed as Director of Voluntary Service Belfast a post he has held since 1991. He has worked for 35 years in the voluntary and community sector previously holding posts with Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, Youthaction and AFS International.
Bill has in the past been Deputy Chair of the Northern Ireland General Consumer Council and currently has another public appointment with the Probation Service for Northern Ireland. He is actively involved as a volunteer as Chair of the Building Change Trust, Vice Chair of the Old Museum Arts Centre and a Trustee of the Beth Johnston Foundation.
Maureen started her career in BT where she held many managerial positions such as High Level Complaints Manager, Head of Age and Disability Unit and Customer Service Manager.
She is currently involved with numerous Committees and Panels, including being a Lay Panellist on the General Dental Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council. Maureen is also an Independent Assessor with the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland (OCPANI), and a Lay Member of the Judicial Complaints Tribunal appointed by the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. Maureen previously spent 6 years as a Committee Member for IMTAC, the Inclusive Mobility Transport Advisory Committee, and served as a Committee Member for Postwatch Northern Ireland from 2007 to 2008.
Fiona Boyle is a freelance research consultant specialising in housing and consumer affairs research, evaluations and public policy work (2002 onwards-Fiona Boyle Associates).
Fiona had an early career in The Scottish Office Central Research Unit and then at the General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland. She was Director of Research and Development at Simon Community 1995 – 2002. Fiona was also a Postwatch Committee Member for Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2008.
Maureen took early voluntary retirement from Post Office Network in November 2000, following a career spanning 32 years.She held various managerial positions including Distribution Manager, Area Manager, and latterly Retail Network Manager.Maureen served 5 years as a panel member for the Social Security Appeals Tribunals and also served as a Committee Member for Postwatch Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2008.
Derrick Nixon is a self employed Project Engineer.He was a former Fermanagh Councillor (1989-2001) including a year as Chairman of Fermanagh District Council.Since 1989 he has played a prominent part in local government and social and economic development within the Fermanagh area, with particular regard to education, business, tourism and energy matters. Derrick is also a former Committee Member (2005 to 2008) and Deputy Chair for Postwatch Northern Ireland (2006 to 2008).