Strategic Planning & Resources - Deputy Secretary

Jackie Kerr is the Deputy Secretary for Strategic Planning and Resources Group in the Department for Communities. Her responsibilities include:
  • Delivery of the corporate services function for the Department, including finance, human resources, contract and debt management, business planning, governance, and estate management;
  • Local Government Policy; and,
  • Strategic policy development in areas including equality and other areas of social policy such as gambling and licensing

Prior to joining the Department for Communities, Jackie Kerr was the Head of Business and Employment Regulation Division in the Department for Economy.

Jackie has held a range of senior management positions in the former Departments for Regional Development (DRD), the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM), and Enterprise, Trade and Investment, (DETI) including the role of Finance Director in OFMDFM.

Jackie has worked in a number of Departments across her NICS career, in finance, audit, policy, project management, and operational roles.  

Jackie is a qualified accountant, and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.


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