Colm McDaid - Business In The Community

Chief Executive, Supporting Communities

Having graduated from the University of Ulster, Magee in 1991 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Housing Management, Colm went on to complete the Henley Certificate in Management in 1992. He returned to the University of Ulster, Coleraine in 1999 where he obtained a M.Sc. in Social Administration & Policy.

Colm joined Supporting Communities, a NI wide voluntary community development & tenant support organisation with a dedicated staff of 30, in 1994 and during this time he has held various positions within the organisation.

Colm took up the position of Chief Executive of Supporting Communities in January 2014 since when he has been instrumental in leading the organisation and driving it forward, including; a rebranding exercise in 2015, the launch of a trading subsidiary (Empowering Communities) in 2017 and an ever increasing presence in the Republic of Ireland. Supporting Communities celebrates its 45th anniversary as a charity in 2024.

Colm is also a Board member of the Chartered Institute of Housing NI and a member of CO3 and CIH.

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