Friday, 27 January 2012

Deputy Lieutenant


Mr David Lindsay, HM Lord-Lieutenant of County Down, has been pleased to appoint

DR WILLIAM GERARD O'HARE CBE, Rostrevor, County Down

To be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County, his Commission bearing date the 24th January, 2012.


Dr O'Hare is one of Northern Ireland's most successful property and business entrepreneurs with a portfolio of developments across the UK, Central Europe and the USA.

As founder and CEO of Parker Green, Dr O'Hare has grown an international portfolio of properties and investments fast approaching $1bn, which includes the Quays Shopping & Leisure Centre in Newry.

Dr O'Hare has been the catalyst in bringing together many major developments and attracting outside investment into Northern Ireland from the early 1990s to present day, motivating and securing some of the early PFI schemes.

He has served as Chairman of the Communities Support Group, President of the Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Chairman of the University of Ulster Foundation and as a visiting professor at the University of Ulster's School of the Built Environment.

In June 2009, The Prince of Wales appointed Dr O’Hare as his Ambassador for Business and Corporate Social Responsibility in Northern Ireland.

In October 2009, Dr O’Hare along with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, received a joint Lambda Alpha International Award for International Urban Affairs.

Dr O’Hare has recently also been appointed as Honorary Consul for Latvia, where he will have a special role both for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

More recently, Dr O’Hare was listed in the 2009 New Year Honours list, when he became a CBE.

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