The Strategic Oversight of PPANI


The Strategic Management Board meets on a quarterly basis and is chaired by a senior representative from the PSNI, the Probation Board and the Prison Service on a three year rotational basis.  The Prison Service currently holds this position.  The role of the chair is to facilitate discussion between Strategic Management Board members and in doing so promote, drive and encourage the strategic oversight of the operation of the arrangements in line with the Guidance provided by the Department of Justice under Article 50 of the Criminal Justice (NI) Order 2008.  The chair does not carry accountability for decisions made by the board.  Accountability rests with the individual agencies involved with delivering their role in the public protection arrangements in Northern Ireland.

Strategic

The team


Alan Smyth

Alan Smyth
Head of Licensing, Legislation and Public Protection, Northern Ireland Prison Service, SMB Chairperson

Alan Smyth is Head of Licensing, Legislation and Public Protection in the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS).  He has primary responsibility for releasing offenders into the community on a range of Department of Justice licences.  This work involves working closely with other criminal justice agencies to ensure that appropriate and proportionate licence conditions are put in place that allow offenders to be managed in the community following release.  Alan is also responsible for NIPS's public protection responsibilities, for overseeing and managing all Judical Reviews taken against NIPS, prisons related legislation and operational policy, the Prison Service's human rights and equality responsibilities in relation to offenders, prison policy on victims, the NIPS Claims Unit, the Centralised Custody Office and for a range of other judicial matters that impact on the Prison Service including prisoner transfers and the recall of life sentence prisoners.

Paula Hilman

Paula Hilman
Chief Superintendent Paula Hilman

Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan
Director of Children and Young People Services, Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Hugh Hamill

Hugh Hamill
Director of Operations

Hugh is the Director of Operations. He line manages the Assistant Directors for Risk, Rural and Urban and the Head of Information Technology. From a strategic point of view, he leads on the areas of Courts, the proposed new Case Management System, Practice Standards and Risk Management.

Mark Ingham

Mark Ingham
Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Bronagh Muldoon

NSPCC

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