Nichola Mallon[41904]

Logistics UK has appointed Nichola Mallon, former minister for infrastructure in the Northern Ireland Assembly as head of trade and devolved policy.

Mallon replaces Seamus Leheny, who left the role earlier this month to become chief executive of the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA).

In her new post Mallon brings over 14 years of experience working within local government, the devolved Assembly and government in Northern Ireland (NI). 

Her former roles include a year as Lord Mayor of Belfast from 2014 to 2015 and two years as NI minister for infrastructure from 2020 to 2022. 

Kate Jennings, Logistics UK director of policy, welcomed Mallon to her new role adding that Logistics UK will from Mallon's "wide-ranging experience and knowledge and relationships with the devolved administration in NI and the wider UK governments. " 

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Mallon added: "I am delighted to be joining Logistics UK and look forward to working with colleagues, members and stakeholders to create positive outcomes across industry.

"I have a detailed understanding of how public policy is developed from inside government, with a strong record of accomplishment in building collaboration across all sectors and delivering successful campaigns for change, and I am looking forward to using all my experience to achieve more for our members.”