Reappointment of one Lay Non–Executive Member to the Business Services Organization (BSO)

Date published: 22 December 2021

Health Minister Robin Swann, has announced the reappointment of Mr Sean McKeever as a Non-Executive Lay Member of the Business Services Organisation (BSO). Mr McKeever’s reappointment commenced on 13 November 2021 and will end a date no later than 12 November 2025.

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Lay Members of the Business Services Organisation receive an annual remuneration of £5,805 for a time commitment of 3 days per month.

The board of the BSO comprises four Executive Members, a Non-Executive Chair and eight Non-Executive Members, including one Trade Union representative and 7 Lay Members.

The Business Services Organisation provides a broad range of support functions for the health and social care service, bringing together services which are common to bodies or persons engaged in providing health or social services which include:

  • administrative support, advice and assistance;
  • financial services;
  • human resource, personnel and corporate services;
  • training;
  • estate management and maintenance of buildings, equipment and land;
  • information Technology, and Information Management;
  • procurement of goods and services;
  • legal services; and
  • contractual compliance, internal audit and fraud prevention

This appointment has been made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Mr McKeever is a Chartered Accountant who retired in 2015 after spending his whole career in NI health and personal Social Services and the NHS. He has over 30 years’ experience as Director of Finance and Chief Executive. He was the first Chairman of the NI Civil Service Pensions Board from 2015 to 2020. He is a Non-Executive Member of the Business Services Organisation and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
  2. Appointments to BSO are made with the approval of the Health Minister.
  3. All public appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland requires the political activity of appointees to be published. The appointee has declared that he has not engaged in any political activity in the last five years.
  4. The appointee has advised that he does not currently hold any other public appointments.
  5. For media enquiries please contact DOH Press Office by email
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  7. The Executive Information Service operates an out of hours service for Media Enquiries Only between 1800hrs and 0800hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public holidays. The Duty Press Officer can be contacted on 028 9037 8110.

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