Baroness Nuala O’Loan of Kirkinriola in the County of Antrim DBE – Panel Chair
A member of the Royal Irish Academy, she is Chair of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel. She is also a member of the Expert Panel for Operation Kenova, investigating the activities of an alleged British Army agent, known as Stakeknife, and murder cases from the Northern Ireland Troubles. She is Chair of the Catholic Council for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
Baroness O’Loan was formerly the Chair of the Governing Authority of Maynooth University. She has worked on the Spanish peace process and was also a member of an independent group monitoring the ongoing investigation of Loyalist Paramilitaries appointed by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the families of victims. She was the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and was Ireland’s Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution.
A solicitor, the Baroness held the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law at the University of Ulster and has served on numerous public bodies.
Baroness O’Loan has published on law, policing, faith and other issues, has acted in an advisory capacity on policing and police accountability across the world and has received a number of awards in addition to honorary doctorates from the University of Ulster, Maynooth University, the Higher Education and Technical Awards Council, Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast and the Open University.