Colin GrahamDirector
Colin is a documentary film maker, the Chair of Digital Art Studios Belfast and a Main Board Director of GRAHAM Holdings Ltd. Colin became involved with the Belfast Charitable Society to help the Society protect its philanthropic heritage and to ensure it remained relevant in today’s difficult social and economic environment. He also wanted to help and encourage a new era of philanthropic generosity.
Erskine HolmesDirector
Erskine Holmes OBE

Belfast City Councillor from 1973 to 1977. Erskine is the Founding Director of NI Federation of Housing Associations. He is also a Trustee of the Somme Association and a Trustee of Ulster Garden Villages. He joined the board of Clifton House Centre in 2020.

Matt HigginsDirector
Matt Higgins is a founding principal of HHD solicitors. Matt’s work was predominantly in Criminal Law, Judicial Review and human rights. He was chairman of the Belfast Solicitors Association 2008/2009, Treasurer of N.I. Criminal Bar Association and is a lead member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s Criminal Rules Negotiating Team. Matt is also a Director of the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast, Chair of The Friends of St Malachy’s, committee member North Belfast Harriers and committee member of Jog Belfast.
Paul CarlinDirector
Paul has operated a thriving small business in North Belfast for 33 years. He has worked in Community Development for the last 13 years, having resurrected the Antrim Road Business Association in 2010, helped establish Cavehill Community Choir in 2013 and developed and constituted the Cavehill Business Association in the last six months.

He is also a Director in North City Business Centre.

Philip HallDirector
Siobhan BrownDirector
Siobhan Brown is a Chartered Architect specialising in Conservation. She has over 35 years experience in the building industry and worked within social housing for over 15 years. Siobhan is currently Director of Operations at Flamma Ltd, who specialise in passive fire protection.


Clifton House is managed by a small, dedicated team ensuring that the history and heritage of the house is preserved and promoted.

To contact any of the team below, please email info@cliftonbelfast.org.uk

Paula ReynoldsChief Executive
Lucy FraserCorporate Services and Events Officer
Gerard HoggFacilities Assistant
Jason BurkeHeritage Development Co-Ordinator
Cara DixonAdministrator


Volunteers are vital for the delivery of our many tours and talks that Clifton House offers throughout the year.  Over the last two years, we have invested in White Badge Accreditation for our volunteers.  This has allowed us to offer a culturally rich and informative experience for those visiting Clifton House, putting us on a power with some famous London landmarks like Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral. Volunteers themselves have learnt a great deal about the history and heritage of North Belfast, and have grown in confidence in being a tour guide for the cities oldest working building.

Our volunteers have also helped us deliver of some of our ongoing projects, including supporting events as part of the North Belfast Heritage Cluster, and Great Place North Belfast.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Clifton House, contact us for more information.

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