04/05/2021

David Savage Appointed New Governor Of Maghaberry Prison

A new Governor of Maghaberry Prison has been appointed.

The Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) selected David Savage as the new Governor and he took up the post on Monday 03 May having served as Deputy Governor at the Prison since 2019.

Governor Savage takes over from Governor David Kennedy who has been promoted to Director of Prisons at Prison Service Headquarters.
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Welcoming the appointment, Director General Ronnie Armour said: "David joined the Service in 1997 as an Auxiliary Officer and has worked his way up through various grades to this position. He has played a pivotal role in Maghaberry over the past number of years and in particular through the pandemic.

"He brings a wealth of experience to the position of Governor at Maghaberry and I have no doubt he will continue the work of his predecessor David Kennedy, in progressing the Prison as it supports and challenges the people in our care to change."

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