Leaders in Outdoor Experiential Learning

BAC Team

BAC is run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers. The Board of Directors/Trustees and staff organisational charts can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link below.

To view members of the BAC Board of Directors / Trustees please click here

To view the BAC part time staff please click here

To view the BAC volunteer team please click here

  • Stephen Dickson

    Job Title: CEO

    Stephens leadership over the last 25 years is underpinned by a range of outdoor persuit qualifications including International Mountain Leader, Level 3 Coach and RYA Power Boat Instructor Award. Stephen was one of the first Accredited Practitioners of the IOL in Ireland and has completed an MA in Professional Development.


  • Trevor Kilpatrick

    Job Title: Centre Manager

    Trevor provides over thirty years experience within the voluntary sector across a range of disciplines including strategic planning, project management, marketing, fundraising, event management and volunteer development. Trevor is also Centre manager for Ardaluin Residential Outdoor Learning Centre in Newcastle.


  • Derek Lyons

    Job Title: Business Manager

    With a background in banking and office management, Derek is responsible for the financial management, operational planning, office administration and resource management at BAC. This involves capacity and resource planning for over 20,000 young people visiting BAC annually for an adventure learning experience.


  • Fiona Vernon

    Job Title: Office Manager

    Fiona is a member of BAC's SMT and is responsible for the staff and resouce planning at BAC. Qualified as a Bachelor in Economics and Government, with diiplomas in Management and Human Relations, Fiona takes a lead role in managing personnel functions within BAC and provides secretarial support to the Board of Directors/Trustees.


  • Nicola Campbell

    Job Title: Senior Disability Project Worker (Duty Manager)

    Nicola has over 16 years experience with BAC and currently manages the Access-Ability programme supporting young people with a broad range of disabilities. Nicola’s qualifications include Mountain Leader Award, Rock Climbing Leaders Award, Level II Canoe/kayak and MA Disability Studies.


  • Noel Maguire

    Job Title: Senior Project Worker

    Noel is responsible for Youth Development including Youth Build and the Fairbridge Programme in partnership with the Princes Trust NI. Noel is a qualified Level 4 (Irish Canoe Union) Inland Kayak Instructor, Sea Kayak Level 3 and Open Boat Level 2 coach. He is also responsible for mountain bike training and development and holds a CTC Leader-Trainer Qualification for Trail Cycle Leaders.


  • Warren Campbell

    Job Title: Senior Instructor

    Warrens role is split between Youth Build and the Fairbridge programme with The Prince's Trust. His qualifications include SPA, MLA, MBLA, Trail Cycle Leader, GNAS Archery Leader, BCU Level 1 coach and OCN Level 2 youth work. He loves mixing all outdoor adventures with personal development.


  • David Buchanan

    Job Title: Senior Instructor

    David works on the Youth Build programme. He has been working as an outdoor instructor for 5 years and has BCU Level 2, CTC Trail Cycle Leader qualifications. He travelled the world for 3 years, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, snowboarded in New Zealand and dived in Bali and Lake Malawi. he also lived and worked in Vietnam for a year.
    His current passions are mountain biking and fell running.


  • Raymond Braham

    Job Title: Instructor

    Raymond has been employed as an Activity Instructor with BAC from 2004 and has gained considerable experience working within BAC AccessAbility projects and presently provides disability support to a wide spectrum of client groups accessing BAC shorter term Adventure Learning programmes.


  • Stephen Ferguson

    Job Title: Resource Co-Ordinator

    Having volunteered through BAC Stephen has enrolled on the BAC Apprenticeship programme as an trainee Outdoor Instructor and has achieved his first National Governing Body (NGB) Award as a qualified CTC Mountain Bike Trail Leader.


  • Steven Todd

    Job Title: Instructor Development Programme

    Steven has a huge passion for the outdoors with over 10 years canoeing experience. He calls himself the 'water baby'. Steven has been with BAC for 3 years running canoe summer schemes and is now training to branch out into other land based areas of the outdoors including hill walking, climbing, mountain biking and DofE.


  • Adventure Learning
  • Training
  • BAC Programmes
  • Ardaluin Regeneration Trust
  • Santa's Adventure Trail
  • Volunteering