Dr. David Hume MBE
Dr. David Hume MBE, founding chairman of the Association in 1990 and co-founder of the Broadisland Gathering festival. Past pupil Ballycarry Primary School and Larne High School as well as the University of Ulster. He is a former newspaper journalist who now works as Executive Officer for the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, and is also a member of the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Ulster Scots Academy. Keen in developing community capacity, tourism and local history, he is also a published historical author and a native of Ballycarry. He was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2007 for services to the community in Ballycarry and Larne. He stood down as chairman in 2013 and took up the post of Honorary Treasurer of the Association.