The Belfast Charitable Society celebrated its 246th Annual General Meeting last night, 24th January.  At this meeting a new President was appointed to represent the Society in the coming years.  The Society were delighted when Sir Ronnie Weatherup agreed to be proposed as our new President.

Sir Ronnie was educated at Queen’s University Belfast. He was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1971 and took Silk in 1993. He was appointed a High Court Judge in 2001 and to the Court of Appeal in September 2015. He retired in June last year.

Sir Ronnie is a former member of the Judicial Studies Board, a former Judge in residence at Queens University Belfast and Visitor to the University of Ulster from 2004 to 2014.  He also served as an inaugural member of the Judicial Appointments Commission from 2005 to 2013.

On being elected as President of Belfast Charitable Society, Sir Ronald Weatherup said, “I am very privileged to take up this role. I will assist in the advancement of the work of the Belfast Charitable Society in anyway I can. Clifton House is a very distinguished location, the oldest working building in Belfast and one where I realise there are over 265 years of history and charitable work.