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 is underpinned by a range of outdoor persuit qualifications including International Mountain Leader, BCU, 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 Nugent

    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.


  • Gerry Nugent

    Job Title: Senior Instructor

    With a PGD in Outdoor Education, Gerry joined the BAC team in 2009 subsequently completing his MSc in Outdoor Education. As a qualified Mountain Leader and with an OC and Level 1 Canoe and Archery Leader, Gerry provides strong leadership skills for young people wanting to develop their knowledge and skills within an outdoor adventure learning environment.


  • Andrea Kilpatrick

    Job Title: Development Manager

    Andrea joined the team in 2013. After graduating in 2008 with a BA in Media Studies and Production she went on to work as a photographer and then an Account Manager. Andrea's main responsibilities lie within the admin team at BAC but she also holds her Mountain Bike Trail Cycle Leader Award.


  • Glenn Anderson

    Job Title: Resource Co-Ordinator

    A former professional deep-sea diver Glenn has been the BAC Resource Coordinator since 2010. Glenn holds a number of professional qualifications including Nebosh Level 3, HSE Qualified Diver Award, Team Leading and Management Award, Archery and RYA Powerboat Level 2.


  • Alana Breen

    Job Title: Administration Assistant

    Alana is the newest member of the team and assists the admin team with the day to day running of the busy BAC office. After graduating from Cardiff University in 2012, Alana spent a year travelling and working in America, before returning home and joining BAC in 2014.


  • 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.


  • Jordan Spence

    Job Title: Instructor

    Jordan currently holds the SPA and MLA with a 3 star qualification in Canoe/Kayak as well as White water safety and rescue. Jordans passion lies in mountaineering.


  • Warren Campbell

    Job Title: 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.


  • Alex Mathers

    Job Title: Apprentice Trainee Instructor

    Alex is trained to deliver climbing, high ropes and caving within the Belfast ALP. Alex also holds a GNAS Archery Leader qualification and CTC Mountain Biking Qualifications. Alex also holds an OCN Level 2 in Youth Work and a Diploma in Sports Studies.


  • Stephen Ferguson

    Job Title: Apprentice Trainee Instructor

    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.


  • David Davidson

    Job Title: Instructor

    David has a background in Mountaineering, 11 years Mountain Rescue, Mountain Leader Award, Trail Cycle Leader, GNAS Archery, and British Canoe Union Level 1 coach.


  • Una McAuley

    Job Title: Part time Office Administrator/ Part time Instructor (On Sabbatical)

    Una is an office administrator at BAC and provides instructor support for a number of BAC adventure learning programmes. Una specialism is indoor caving but is also an accomplished mountain bike trail cycle leader and paddling coach.


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