Roy Adair joined electronics group DDL Inc in 1994 to run Irlandus Circuits, a company that he subsequently bought from the group in 1999.
He was appointed Chief Executive of Belfast Harbour Commissioners in 2005. Roy previously held positions with Rothmans International, Flexibox International and the Northern Ireland Quality Centre where he was the organisation’s first CEO.
Roy has been involved as a non-executive in a range of organisations that include the Prince’s Trust, Business in the Community, the UK Major Ports Group, Ulster University Centre for Economic Policy and Boys’ Model Bursary Fund.
He is President Emeritus of the General Stevedoring Council, chairs the Diaspora initiative, NI Connections, and has served as a National Judge for the UK National Training Awards and on the board of Invest Northern Ireland.
Roy was awarded the CBE in 2015 and is the inaugural winner of the US Ireland Council’s Cuchulain Award.