PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland (PPI-NI) is sad to see one its valued board members, Ken Logue, say goodbye. Ken, who has served our cause for three years, retired this month from his post as the Programme Executive for The Atlantic Philanthropies and now plans to move back to his homeland in Scotland.
In addition to his extensive work at The Atlantic Philanthropies, Ken’s athletic, academic, and professional achievements are quite impressive. He holds a PhD in Scottish History from the University of Edinburgh where he also played in a basketball club. Ken also directed the Workers’ Educational Association in Edinburgh, the Northern Ireland Council on Alcohol in Belfast, and has been involved in a number of voluntary sector organisations. These are just a few reasons why he has been such a good fit for PPI-NI.
While we are sad to see Ken leave, we are also happy to announce that friend of the program, Alan McNally, will be taking Ken’s place on the board. Alan developed a working relationship with PPI-NI as the Design Director at Page Setup. A chartered designer, he has been involved in the design and delivery of many high profile campaigns for both the public and private sectors and spent many years overseas working for major design and advertising agencies, including Mojo in Australia. A keen sportsman, Alan fought for Ireland’s main karate team, throughout the golden years of karate (late 1980s up to 1994) and was one of the youngest fighters to represent Ireland at full international level gaining over 14 full international caps. He was also awarded one of the highest grades in Ireland at that time by the legendary Tatsuo Suzuki.
We would like to thank Ken for his service, and we wish him well in retirement. We trust that Alan will fill his shoes well.