The details provided here are for DE Departmental Board & Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) members only.
Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary, DE
Mr Baker has two daughters attending Sullivan Upper School, Holywood. His brother-in-law is a member of the Board of Governors at Down High School, Downpatrick.
Fiona Hepper, Deputy Secretary, DE
Mrs Hepper has a sister-in-law who is a teacher, however, Mrs Hepper does not consider this presents a conflict of interest but is recording the fact for completeness. Her husband, as Professor of Psychology (QUB) is no longer Head of School - so she is recording that, from this point on, she does not need to record an issue around Educational Psychologists training.
Tommy O'Reilly, Deputy Secretary, DE
Noelle Buick, Chief Inspector, ETI
John Smith, Deputy Secretary, DE
Mr Smith's wife is employed by the EA in a primary school.
Sarah Wilson, NICS HR Business Partner
Ms Wilson has a family member who is a Headteacher.
Gary Fair, Finance Director, DE
Mr Fair's wife is a supply teacher. At present this does not represent any conflict of interest, although he will keep this under review and advise the Board if a perceived or actual conflict of interest arises in the future.
Fiona Keenan, Independent Board Member - DE Board and Member of DE Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
Joan McEwan, Independent Board Member - DE Board and Member of DE Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
Mrs McEwan has two children attending Sullivan Upper Prep Department. Mrs McEwan's sister is an independent contractor (employed by SIB) currently working as a recruitment specialist in the HR directorate of the EA.
Deborah Brown, Member of DE Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
Judith Andrews, Member of DE Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
Last checked 5 November 2018 - Derek Baker