Deputy Secretary - Transport and Resources Group - John McGrath
John has responsibility for road safety and vehicle regulation; the development of transportation policy; the delivery of strategic transport planning, policy and legislation. EU funding matters and the Cycling and the Inland Waterways Unit also fall to John, as do governance arrangements for the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company/Translink and other transport providers such as Urban and Rural Transport, and Harbours and Airports. In addition, he is responsible for Departmental Finance, Human Resources and Corporate Services.
Director of Road Safety and Vehicle Regulation Division – Liz Loughran
Liz is the Director of Road Safety and Vehicle Regulation Division (RSVRD). She is responsible for the promotion of improved road safety and the delivery of better regulation of the transport sector. This includes responsibility for coordinating the implementation of the Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy.
DfI Director of Human Resources and Corporate Services - Michaela Glass
Michaela is the Director of Human Resources and Corporate Services within the Department.
Role of Human Resources and Corporate Services
The role of Human Resources and Corporate Services is to operate effective human resource management policies and practices which will assist the Department's various business areas to achieve their own objectives. The Division oversees the delivery of a full range of personnel services to the Department's non-industrial staff and provides an advisory and co-ordination service in respect of the industrial workforce. The Division also provides a number of key corporate services to the Department, including a range of communication and support activities for the Minister and Permanent Secretary. It also has responsibility to co-ordinate and drive forward the changes needed to implement the Department’s obligations under Freedom of Information (FOI) and management of the Electronic Document and Record Management System (EDRMS).
DfI Director of Finance - John McNeill
John is the Director of Finance within the Department.
Finance Division objectives
Finance Division has 4 Key Objectives:
- to optimise the financial resources available to the Department in achieving it’s strategic goals and delivering value for money and efficiency for the tax-payer
- to provide accurate timely and relevant financial analyses and information to support effective decision making within the Department
- to deliver the Department’s statutory external financial reporting outputs and maintain processes which deliver compliance with Government Accounting regulations and other legislative requirements
- to recruit, retain and develop a highly skilled, efficient, flexible team who are committed to a continuous improvement and to providing both proactive and responsive services which meet the needs of the Department.
Director of Strategy, Communications and Change Division - Tom Kennedy
Tom is the Director of Strategy, Communications and Change Division.
Role of Strategy, Communications and Change
The Strategy, Communications and Change division provides support to the Minister, Permanent Secretary and colleagues across the Department. This includes the development and implementation of a Communications and Engagement Strategy, the Equality Agenda, Emergency and Business Continuity Planning Co-ordination and Corporate Governance arrangements.
Director of Transport Policy, Strategy and Legislation Division - Tom Reid
Tom is Director of Transport Policy, Strategy and Legislation which is responsible for the Department's legislative programme, policy on Active Travel, Sustainable Transport, Public Transport and Accessible Transport. Tom is also responsible for policy and legislation for Northern Ireland's air and sea ports and for the Department’s only North/South Body - Waterways Ireland.
Director of Public Transport Services Division - Moira Doherty
Moira Doherty is the Director of the Department's Public Transport Services Division.
Head of Internal Audit - Tracey Woods
The Head of Internal Audit within the Department.