John McMullan

2017 Cohort

John has been employed by Bryson since 1985 and now holds the position of Chief Executive of the Bryson Group, which is one of the UK’s leading Social Enterprises and one of Northern Ireland’s oldest charities.

John is committed to the development and growth of social enterprise and through his leadership the Group has achieved: Ireland Excellence Award (EFQM); Investor in People Gold Award; ‘UK Social Enterprise of the Year 2012’ at the UK Private Business Awards; and ‘All Ireland Social Enterprise of the Year 2015’ at the Ulster Bank Awards

John is a Life Fellow of the RSA, was acknowledged as the Northern Ireland and subsequently the UK Social Enterprise Leader of the Year in 2011; is a distinguished graduate of Ulster University; was awarded IoD (NI) Public and 3rd Sector Director of the Year 2012 and IoD UK Public and 3rd Sector Director of the Year in 2013 and was made a Companion of the Chartered Institute of Management in 2016.