Gerard Guckian is a partner in a firm of solicitors in Derry/Londonderry, having qualified in 1985. He is a former Chairman of Altnagelvin Hospital Health and Social Services Trust (2004-2006) and former Chairman of the Western Health and Social Care Trust (2006-2016). Within those roles, Gerard chaired the Trusts’ Governance and Remuneration and Terms of Service Committees. Having been a Non-executive Director before those appointments, Mr Guckian has a lengthy experience of leadership in Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland.
He served on the representatives group of the Northern Ireland Confederation of Health and Social Care for 11 years, chairing that organisation for two terms. Gerard maintains a keen interest in patient safety issues, and has led initiatives to promote patient/public involvement and volunteering in Health and Social Care. He lives in Derry and is married with 3 children.