Alvin McKinley photo Alvin McKinley is the Director of the Chief Executives' Forum, a post which he holds on secondment from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Alvin’s background is in personnel and management services and in housing policy and finance. Most of his career has been spent in the public service: from 1974 with the Housing Executive and prior to that with Belfast City Council. Before joining the City Council he worked in manufacturing industry with the United Kingdom Optical Co. Ltd in Lurgan, Co Armagh.

Alvin is an economics graduate of Queen's University, Belfast, and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Services. He is also a director of the Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke Association and of Hostelling International Northern Ireland.