DAERA Permanent Secretary

Anthony Harbinson - DAERA Permanent Secretary

Anthony Harbinson is the Permanent Secretary.

Prior to his appointment in DAERA, he held a number of roles in the Northern Ireland Department of Justice, such as the Director of Access to Justice and the Northern Irelands Courts and Tribunal Service, Justice Delivery, and the Director of Safer Communities. Anthony has also spent some time in the Northern Ireland Office and has previously worked for just over five years as a Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions designing and implementing the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland. Before joining the NIO, Anthony worked within the Northern Ireland Health and Personal Social Services for 15 years in a range of Director Posts covering areas such as Finance, Planning, HR, ICT, Estates and Contracting, in a range of various health bodies, including the Ambulance Service, Primary Care and Acute Hospital Trusts.

Anthony is a Board member of a number of voluntary and community based organisations including Threshold (NI), a local mental health charity for young people, and was a Board Member of the NI Health Promotion Agency for ten years. Anthony is a qualified accountant and has been heavily involved in the work of the professional body, the ACCA, the world’s largest international accountancy body, and was their Global President in 2014/15.

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