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Lockhart Consulting - Bill Lockhart

Lockhart Consulting

Bill Lockhart

Dr. Bill Lockhart, OBE, is Patrick's father and joined him as a Director in Lockhart Psychological Consulting Ltd. after a long career in the public and voluntary sectors. He is a graduate in Psychology and Philosophy from Queen's University Belfast and holds a PhD and postgraduate diploma in counselling psychology from Aston University in Birmingham. He has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge and has completed courses at Said Business School, University of Oxford and has a number of leadership and management qualifications.

He is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is a member of the Institute of Directors. He has many years experience as a senior manager. He was a senior civil servant in the Department of Justice and the Northern Ireland Office. Most recently he was Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Agency in Northern Ireland (circa 400 staff and annual budget of £25m) from June 2004 until August 2010. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of the Extern Organisation, which operates in both parts of Ireland, from November 1993 to June 2004.

Bill has held a number of public appointments for both the British and Irish Governments and was a member of the Criminal Justice Review in Northern Ireland and the Children’ s Acts Advisory Board/Special Residential Services Board in Ireland. He is vice-chairman of the National Panel for the Review of Deaths/Serious Incidents of Children in Care or Custody.