Damian McAlister

‎Ulster University

‎Director of People and Culture

About Damian McAlister

Damian McAlister is the Director of People and Culture at  Ulster University. He was previously the Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. Prior to this Damian was the Human Resources Director for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and also worked as a Co-Director within HR in the Belfast Trust.  

Damian is currently the national Deputy President of the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) the representative body for HR professionals in the NHS within the UK.  Damian served as the NI Branch Chair of HPMA between April 2013 and March 2015.

Damian also worked for a number of years within the Northern Ireland Civil Service in several Government Departments and Agencies including the Department of Health where he was responsible for Workforce Policy within the HR Directorate. Within this role he was the NI Representative on new national pay systems for NHS staff and then overseen implementation of the new employment arrangements in Northern Ireland for the 70,000 staff who work in our health and social care system.