Richard pengelly
Richard Pengelly
Chief Executive, Education Authority

Richard Pengelly was appointed as Chief Executive of the Education Authority in April 2024. Prior to this Richard held the post of Permanent Secretary of the Department of Justice from April 2022 and the post of Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health from July 2014.

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

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