17 October, Stormont Hotel, Belfast
Sue transferred from the Cabinet Office to take up the role of Permanent Secretary in the Department of Finance in May 2018. The Department of Finance is responsible for managing the public expenditure of NICS departments and supporting the appropriate allocation of the funding available from HM Treasury. It also provides a range of corporate services to NICS Departments, including HR, finance, ICT, legal and statistical services, accommodation and estate management.
Sue's previous role was Director General of Propriety and Ethics and the Private Office Group where her responsibilities included policy and advice on standards and ethics issues, including the Ministerial, Civil Service and Special Advisers Codes of Conduct. Additionally, Sue was responsible for Public Appointments and Honours, and Freedom of Information policy.