DfI Senior Civil Servants (SCS), DARAC and Departmental Board Members' Register of Interests

Register of Interests

DfI SCS, DARAC and Departmental Board Members -formally reviewed November 2022, with on-going updates as required.

Name Position Details / Circumstances
Julie Harrison Permanent Secretary
  • Family member is employed by City of Derry Airport.
Declan McGeown Deputy Secretary - Water and Departmental Delivery
  • Member of NIPSA / Chair of Departmental Whitley Group.
Colin Woods Deputy Secretary – Transport and Road Asset Management
  • Family member is a Project Manager with Amey Consulting which provides consulting services to the Department.
  • Family member holds a Blue Badge under the scheme overseen by officials within Roads and Rivers.
  • Family member is a Director of Disability Sports NI.
Julie Thompson Deputy Secretary – Climate, Planning and Public Transport
  • Family member is employed by Weev.ie Limited.
Moya Johnston Non-Executive Board Member
  • CFO in Bryson Charitable Group (BCG) which includes Bryson Recycling, Bryson Care and Bryson Energy.
  • Fellow Institute of Directors NI.
Frank Kirkland Non-Executive Board Member
  • Engineering Professor conducting research at Queens University Belfast.
  • Engineering Professor conducting research at University of Nottingham.
  • Member of Technical Advisory Board (unpaid) for Arcola Energy.
  • Family member Works for Acom.
  • Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society.
Sian Kerr Director of Corporate Strategy and Performance
  • None
Susan Anderson Director of Finance
  • None
Linda MacHugh Director of Corporate Support Services
  • None
Donal Moran Director of Governance, EU and Ministerial Support
  • Member of a number of sporting organisations including Gaelic, soccer and cycling bodies.
Jackie Robinson Director of Public Transport Policy
  • None
Alison Clydesdale Director of Water & Drainage Policy
  • Member of the Energy Institute.
Simon Richardson Director of Living with Water and Power of Water
  • None
Karen Fullerton Head Of Communications, Public Affairs and Engagement
  • Family member holds a Blue Badge
Jonathan McKee Director of Rivers Development
  • Trustee of church.
  • Designated river runs through family member’s farm.
Colin Sykes Director of Road Asset Maintenance
  • None
Colin Hutchinson Director of Road Asset Development
  • Family member holds a Blue Badge under the scheme overseen by officials within Roads, and a pedestrian zone access permit for Coleraine Town Centre.
Gary Quinn Acting Director of Rivers (Operations)
  • Family member owns a Jetty on Lough Neagh.
Kaine Lynch Director of Major Projects and Procurement
  • Northern Ireland CIHT Committee Member and Council Member of Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
David Porter Director of Engineering and Services
  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Vice President, Chair of the Learning Society Committee and Chair of the Qualifications Panel.
  • Trustee of the ICE Benevolent Fund.
Stuart Wightman Director of Public Transport Operations
  • None
Alistair Beggs Director of Regional Planning Policy & Casework
  • On Board of Directors - Belfast Healthy Cities
  • On NI Executive Committee - Royal Town Planning Institute
Liz Loughran Director of DfI Climate Change
  • None
Chris Hughes Director of Safe & Accessible Travel
  • None
Jeremy Logan Chief Executive of Driver Vehicle Agency
  • None
Kathryn McFerran Acting Director of Regional Planning Governance & Legislation
  • None
James Redmond Director of Transport Planning & Policy
  • Committee member of the CIHT branch. Through CIHT I am an appointed member of the society of Road Safety Auditors SoRS.
Peter Corscadden DfI Board Apprentice 2022/23
  • Employed by Hyland UK Operations Ltd as healthcare sales manager for EMEA region.
Linda Barlow (DoF)* Departmental Strategic HR Business partner
  • None
Lisa Rocks (DoJ) Independent member of DARAC
  • Department of Justice NI employee.
  • Family member employed by NI Water.

*While not a statutory member of the DfI Board, Linda Barlow attends monthly meetings as the Department’s Strategic Human Resources Business Partner

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