Public Service


Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Greater Manchester

Patron of the Educate-North Awards


Member of the Lord Lieutenant’s Advisory Committee

Chairman of the Trafford Advisory Committee to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Committee Member of Manchester Turning Point.

Director of Trafford Business Venture.

Member of the North West Business Leadership Team.

Member of The East Manchester Partnership.

Director of the Salford and Trafford Groundwork Trust.

Member of the Greater Manchester Economic Development Corporation, participating in trade missions to Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States.


Professional Service


British Irish Industry Circle


Services to Education


Ambassador Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University.

Member of Board of Regents, Liverpool Hope University.

Sponsor and Trustee, John Kennedy Lecture, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool.

Sponsor, John Kennedy Lecture in Republic of Ireland, founded in 2007.


Trustee and Director from November 1st 2005 till 2009 (previously member) of the Campus of Salford University

Governor of Liverpool John Moores University

Honorary Companion of Manchester Victoria University.

Member of The Court of Manchester Victoria University.

Founder Member of the Board of the Foundation of Manchester Victoria University.

Member of the Council of the Institute of Irish Studies of Liverpool University.

Sat on the Engineering Initiative Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, under the Chairmanship of Professor Peter Montague, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Manchester Victoria University.

Support given for graduate and postgraduate research, largely in the field of polymer technology, under the auspices of an associate company in liaison with UMIST.

Member of the Corporation of North Trafford College

Supporter of the Tottington High School bid for Specialist Maths/IT status

Supporter of the Blessed Thomas Holford High School bid for Specialist Maths/IT status



Golf, swimming and music.



Carlton Club, London

St.James’s Club, Manchester.

Northenden Golf Club.

Honorary Life Member of the Enniscrone Golf Club, County Sligo, Ireland.

Hale Barns Cricket Club.




Photograph: John Kennedy on his appointment as a Papal Knight