Geraldine Hanna

Chief Executive of Victims Support Northern Ireland

Geraldine Hanna has been the Chief Executive of Victim Support NI since February 2015 and in February 2016 was awarded the Best Newcomer of the Year in the CO3 Leadership Awards.

Geraldine has over 17 years’ experience in the victims sector and been the driving force in establishing the Witness Service in all criminal courts across Northern Ireland and introducing the role of Independent Sexual Violence Advocates. She has been integral in the development of key initiatives to improve services for victims and witnesses of crime including the Victim and Witness Charters, Achievement of Best Practice Guidance and Registered Intermediaries. She is passionate about the rights of victims of witnesses and believes that Northern Ireland has the opportunity to be the leading light for best practice in this field.

Geraldine is a member of the Executive Board for Victim Support Europe and is currently completing an MBA at the University of Ulster.