Profile of Dr. Gerard O’Hare CBE
Dr. Gerard O’Hare CBE is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful property and business entrepreneurs. His property company, ‘Parker Green International’, manages an extensive portfolio of Irish, UK and International developments. Learn more
Dr. O’Hare is a visiting professor at the University of Ulster and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is also Chairman of the University of Ulster Foundation and Real Estate Initiative; and in 2004 established a Chair in Property Development & Design at the university to promote academic excellence.
The Newry born Dr. O’Hare has been and remains an active supporter of the region’s economic development. He is a former President of the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade and was instrumental in creating Newry’s first Local Partnership in 1997, helping transform Newry from a border town into a thriving regional city.
Dr O’Hare is also a Board Member of the International Institute of Urban Design; and Intertrade Ireland; he is also a member of IOD; and CBI and has been appointed as Chairman of Tall Ships 2009 for Northern Ireland.
In June 2009, HRH Prince Charles appointed Dr O’Hare as his Ambassador for Business and Corporate Social Responsibility in Northern Ireland.
In October 2009, Dr O’Hare, along with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, received a joint Lambda Alpha International Award for International Urban Affairs.
In January 2010, Dr. O’Hare was made a CBE for services to higher education and to regeneration. In the same month he was also appointed as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia to Northern Ireland