Andrew McCormick, Permanent Secretary, Department for the Economy
Andrew has worked in the Northern Ireland Civil Service since 1980, mainly in the Department of Finance & Personnel. He was Finance Director (SCS) in the NI Department of Education from 1993 to 1998.
He was previously Permanent Secretary of Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment from 1 July 2014. Before that he was Permanent Secretary of Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, and Chief Executive of Health and Social Care for nine years, and before that, Second Permanent Secretary, NI Department of Finance and Personnel from May 2002.
Andrew read Geology at University College, Oxford, graduating in 1978 and went on to achieve a PhD in Geochemistry from Queen’s University in 1989.