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IoD NI Connect and Influence: Permanent Secretary of Department of Education

05 Feb 2020
Crowne Plaza Belfast, Belfast
The Department of Education’s primary statutory duty is to promote the education of the people of Northern Ireland and to ensure the effective implementation of education policy. The Department’s main statutory areas of responsibility are 0-4 provision, primary, post-primary and special education and the youth service.

Derek Baker is the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education in Northern Ireland. In this briefing you will hear Derek speak on:

• The priorities for Department for Education 2020 and beyond
• Education Funding
• Education Transformation Agenda
• His own leadership journey

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Date & time: 05 Feb 2020 08:30 - 10:00
Location: Crowne Plaza Belfast, Belfast
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8:30 – Registration and Breakfast 
9:00 - Welcome address from IoD NI Chair, Gordon Milligan 
9:05 - Event sponsor address from Gordon Parkes, Human Resources Director, NIE Networks
9:15- Presentation from Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education
9:40 - Q & A Session
10:00 – Event Close 


Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary, Department of Education 

Mr Derek Baker was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Department of Education on 27 February 2017.

Mr Baker has 36 years experience in the Northern Ireland Civil Service.  He has held senior positions in a number of departments including the Department of Health, the Department for Social Development, the Department of Finance and Personnel and Department of Education.
He was appointed acting Permanent Secretary of the Department for Employment and Learning in June 2013.  In May 2016 he became Deputy Secretary in the new Department for the Economy, with responsibility for Strategic Policy and Analytical Services.



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  • Crowne Plaza Belfast
  • 117 Milltown Road
  • Shaws Bridge
  • Belfast
  • BT8 7XP

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