Malachy McDaid

As Supreme Secretary of the Order of The Knights of Saint Columbanus, Malachy McDaid is the Order’s, Chief Executive Officer.

His responsibilities include:

  • The Headquarters of the Order- Ely House and its staff.
  • Recording proceedings of: Supreme Council, Council of Directors, Supreme Executive Committee and Finance meetings.
  • Liaising with external agencies.
  • Member of the Order’s Financial Sub-Committee.
  • Administration.

He joined the Knights of St. Columbanus in 2001 and held the positions of Primary Council Secretary and Grand Knight of CK11 for several terms. He has also held several positions at Provincial Council level including Secretary and Provincial Grand Knight, Area 3.

In late 2020,  he was elected as Chairman of the Northern Area Council.

Originally from Derry City he now lives in Lurgan, Co. Armagh and has been married to Una for 32 years and has four children Cliodhna, Niamh, Michael and Bridin. He has a keen interest in hiking and climbing, having traveled and climbed extensively in Europe and the Himalayas.

Malachy is a graphic designer with over 30 years experience in print and multimedia with a post graduate degree in Business Administration. He was the winner of the 2002 British (BIMA) and European Multimedia Design Award and was acknowledged by the American Bar Association for his contribution to the legal world with his design of the computer simulation software for the Saville Inquiry.

Malachy has been instrumental, along with the Orders Communications Team in the redesign and recent launch of the Orders new Website and Members Area. He is also an active member of the Orders IT Committee.

Malachy is actively involved in his local Parish and has served as a Eucharistic Minister and Chairperson of the Graves Committee in St Peter’s Church, Lurgan.