Meet the team
If you have a query about any aspect of CBI work in Northern Ireland, please contact the appropriate member of the team
Nigel Smyth: Director, CBI Northern Ireland
Nigel is involved in the development of a wide range of policy work with particular interests in economic development, education and skills, infrastructure development (including energy, planning, and transport issues) and public service reform.
He has been involved in a wide variety of policy reviews covering energy, public procurement, transport and economic development and has been an active participant on the IBEC/CBI Joint Business Council since its initiation in 1991. He undertakes frequent media interviews on business and economic matters.
Nigel was educated in Belfast, completed an Honours Degree in Geology at Bristol University and a Masters Degree at Leicester University.
Nigel spent 10 years as a geologist employed in opencast coal exploration in the United Kingdom, Belgium and Chile while he was involved with the discovery and evaluation of the substantial lignite resources near Crumlin, Northern Ireland.
In the latter part of the 1980s Nigel was employed by the international engineering group AMEC Plc in project management. He was instrumental in designing and developing a major urban regeneration scheme in St Helens, Lancashire.
He returned to Belfast in 1990 to join the CBI and in September 1991 was appointed Regional Director.
CBI Northern Ireland Team
Kirsty McManus (Assistant Director)
David Fry (Senior Policy Advisor)
Anthea Savage (Communication & Events Eexcutive)
For all press and media enquiries - 028 9010 1117
CBI Northern Ireland
3 Joy Street
T: 028 9010 1100
F: 028 9010 1119