Register of Interests

The details provided here are for DE Departmental Board & Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) members only.

Mark Browne, Permanent Secretary, DE

None

Lianne Patterson, Deputy Secretary, DE

Mrs Patterson has one son in RBAI in year 12.  She sits on the Housing Finance Agency Board and Audit Committee in ROI.  HFA is a public sector body and a  non profit making organisation.  Mrs Patterson sits on the Board during her own personal time. 

Fiona Hepper, Deputy Secretary, DE

Mrs Hepper has a sister-in-law who is a primary school teacher.

John Smith, Deputy Secretary, DE

Mr Smith's wife is employed by the EA as a primary school classroom assistant, however neither Mr or Mrs Smith have undertaken anything which has the potential conflict with Mr Smith's position in the department.

Faustina Graham, Chief Inspector, ETI

None.

Janet Heath, NICS HR Business Partner

None. 

Ann Moore, NICS HR Business Partner

None. 

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.

Joan McEwan, Independent Board Member - DE Board and Member of DE Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

Mrs McEwan's two children attend Sullivan Upper School (one at the Prep).  Her sister is an independent contractor engaged under EA’s procurement office framework to provide HR support & advisory services on a call off as required basis, specifically related to resourcing.  The framework may be used by EA & some DE ALBs.  Mrs McEwan confirms that she does not have any involvement in making decisions as to which contractors are included on the EA’s procurement office framework to provide HR support & advisory services.  She also confirms that her role as a non-executive board member of the Patient and Client Council (an ALB of the DoH) has not conflicted with her position as an independent non-executive director of the DE.

Gavin Patrick, Member of DE Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

None.

Judith Andrews, Member of DE Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

None.

Last checked 20 May 2021 - Bryan Laverty

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