NCBC chairman David Williamson said: "I would like to thank Peter for the substantial contribution he has made to the development of the company over the last 3 years, through a very challenging period. I would also like to welcome Dave Murphy as our new CEO. Dave is an experienced Chief Executive who brings considerable skills to NCBC at a time when there are exciting developments taking place and I look forward to working with him in the future."
Dave who has just started working for NCBC, said: "I am delighted to be joining NCBC and be able to contribute to economic wellbeing in North Belfast. I have already been struck by the NCBCs’ staff and directors’ commitment to economic development in the area and I am looking forward to engaging with both potential and existing businesses and enterprises to support their future development and growth.
"I am also very excited to learn of the planning decision approval taken recently by Belfast City Council for a new development of 30,000 square feet of enterprise space on our existing site in Duncairn Gardens. This is great news for North Belfast as this development when completed will represent a £3.5million investment in the area to facilitate businesses and enterprises in the community.”
Dave has worked in the voluntary/social enterprise sectors in Northern Ireland and London for thirty years. Prior to joining North City Business Centre, Dave was previously Chief Executive of Relate NI for almost six years. Before this he was Director of Organisational Improvement for the charity Extern and for the previous 12 years Dave worked for Citizens Advice NI as Director of Development of the charity. Prior to moving to Northern Ireland Dave worked in London for a charitable trust, a youth charity and a housing association.