Board of Trustees

Share Discovery Village is governed by a board of trustees with a wealth of knowledge in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, hospitality, education, health and safety, land management, disability and finance. The Council meets at least quarterly and is responsible for the strategic direction and policy of the charity.

Any new candidate as a Trustee is asked to provide a CV and will be invited to meet with the CEO and the Chairman of Trustees. Those without background knowledge of Share will be given a tour and invited to attend Council and/or Management Committee meetings before they commit themselves. If they feel that they have skills which would be supportive of Share’s work, they are invited to offer themselves for election as a Trustee. The aim is to have a mix of skills amongst the Trustees which matches Share’s needs.

Colin Nicol

Retired after 25 years + in a variety of roles in Financial , General and Production management, mostly in the Food Manufacturing industry, Colin has enjoyed being involved with the Share Centre / Share Discovery Village and it’s staff as a User, Volunteer and Trustee for many years.

William Hosford

William, also known as Bill, is a former College Lecturer (Leisure Studies including Outdoor Recreation & Corporate Team Building), Sailing Master Southern Education & Library Board / Head of Killowen Outdoor Education Centre and Physical Education / Geography Teacher. Bill also worked part-time an a RYA Regional Coach (overall responsible for all sailing Instructor and powerboat instructor training and assessment, and inspection of recognised teaching establishments) and has qualifications in RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor (practical and theory}, Northern Ireland Mountain Leader Award and BCU Open Canoe Senior Instructor/kayak instructor.

Charles Plunket

Charles is a retired fellow of the RICS and served for 17 years as Land Agent to the Duke of Westminster at Ely Lodge Estate. He then created a self-catering business at Ely Lodge and managed it for 7 years. Charles also worked for 19 years at Belle Isle Estate, running the holiday enterprise and cookery school. He is now retired in 2013 and live in Co Fermanagh.

Darragh Collins

Darragh has worked in Voluntary/Charity sector and more specifically in the disability sector all of his working life. Initially Darragh started on the Share Outdoor Instructor programme in September 1997 and progressed though the programme to the position of senior instructor, later taking lead responsibility for a voluntary programme in Share for people with disabilities.

From here Darragh moved to work within the Brain Injury service department of the Cedar foundation, (a NI wide charity for people with disabilities) and is currently employed as a service manager for the WHSCT region of Cedar. Darragh also serves on the board of governors of Enniskillen Nursery School.

Jim McManus

Jim is currently employed as an account manager in the pharmaceutical industry and has been employed in the industry for 15 years in various sales positions. Prior to this, Jim enjoyed a successful NHS management career.

Despite leaving Lisnaskea to attend university, the area is still close to his heart and this prompted him to join the board of Trustees in late 2013. Jim is married and lives in Co Tyrone.

Stewart Gracey

Stewart has extensive executive managerial experience gained over 30+ year career in the commercial private sector. The majority of this was as Operations Director and shareholder of a multi-disciplinary company providing a wide range of services to the public and private sectors. Now semi-retired, he is still involved as a self- employed Management and Health and Safety Consultant engaged by various commercial organisations.

Stewart has been involved with Share for the past 7 years and has always had a great affection for the people and county of Fermanagh having been coming here man and boy for over half a century.