Walter Rader - Committee on Standards lay member


  • Interim Social Fund Commissioner Northern Ireland
  • Deputy Chief Charity Commissioner Northern Ireland
  • Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, Northern Ireland Representative
  • Independent member of Volunteer NOW (a Voluntary Sector Regional Organisation)
  • Governance and Nominations Committee


  • Independent Chair for The Office of the First and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) EY2012 small grants programme
  • More than 40 years experience of working with Communities across Northern Ireland and GB covering voluntary/community and public sector appointments
  • Comprehensive experience of assessment and evaluation processes
  • Rader Solutions: consultancy offering mentoring for senior management, governance review and analysis, external evaluation, management of change and other services, since January 2011
  • Director (Northern Ireland) Big Lottery Fund, member of UK Senior Management Team, February 2004 - September 2010
  • New Opportunities Fund: Head of Country Office,
    July 1999 - September 2002
  • Director NI, October 2002 - January 2004
  • Chief Executive & Accounting Officer, YouthNet,
    September 1994 - June 1999
  • 25 years professional experience in Youth Service across NI