About DfI - Roads and Rivers Group

Part of: DfI management and structure

Deputy Secretary, Dr. Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray, DfI Deputy Secretary As Deputy Secretary, Andrew is responsible for the overall performance and operations of DfI Roads and Rivers.  This includes the efficient organisation and management of both operational entities.

DfI Roads' role is to improve, maintain and manage the road network in Northern Ireland in order to facilitate, in a sustainable way, the safe movement of people, goods and services for the social and economic benefit of all people in Northern Ireland.  DfI Rivers aims to reduce the risk to life and damage to property from flooding from rivers and the sea and to undertake watercourse and coastal flood management in a sustainable manner.

Director, Network Services, Conor Loughrey

Conor Loughrey, Director of Network Services The Network Services Director functional responsibilities within DfI Roads are: maintenance and operation of the public road network, including car parks, telematics and street lighting systems; improvement of the network, ranging from major road schemes through to local transport and safety measures; providing the point of contact for road users and their representatives through 24 local section offices; and, 4 divisional head offices.

For easy access to DfI Roads Divisional contacts, see the links below:

Director, Engineering, Deidre Mackle

Deidre Mackle, Director of Engineering Deidre is Head of Profession for Roads and Rivers and is responsible for Road’s internal contractor (Operations and Maintenance); Roads internal consultant (Consultancy Services); development, co-ordination, review and updating of roads related standards, policies and procedures; health and safety policy and advice; development of traffic and development control policy; management and operation of the Strangford Ferry; management of the Department's land portfolio; management of Roads related Public and Employer’s Liability claims; enforcement of all on-street parking restrictions and moving traffic offences in bus lanes; administration of the Blue Badge Scheme and provision of business support services to Roads and Rivers Management Group.

For easy access to these additonal DfI Roads contacts, see the links below:

Director, DfI Rivers, Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee, Director of Rivers Jonathan is the head of DfI Rivers, the flood defence and drainage authority for Northern Ireland.  DfI Rivers is responsible for river and sea defence maintenance, the construction of flood alleviation schemes, the provision of flood maps and risk information.

Director, Major Projects and Procurement, John Irvine

John Irvine, Director of Major Projects and Procurement John is the Director of Major Projects and Procurement and has responsibility for the delivery of Strategic Road Improvement schemes, Procurement for Roads and Rivers, Capital Budgeting for Roads, the Park and Ride Delivery Programme and Phase 2 of the Belfast Rapid Transit project.

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