DoJ Permanent Secretary

Richard Pengelly was appointed as the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Justice on 4 April 2022

Richard also worked as the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health and also the Department of Infrastructure.

Richard is a Chartered Accountant, and before joining the Department for Finance and Personnel in 1998 he worked in the Northern Ireland Audit Office and in private accounting practice.

Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly

He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from Warwick University.

Outside of work, Richard, is a father of 3 young boys. His sporting interests include rugby and golf.


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