Bainistíocht na Roinne

The Secretary General of the Department, Mr. Brian Purcell, is the senior civil servant and non-political head of the Department. The Secretary General is charged with the Department’s day-to-day management and with its non-political strategic planning and direction. He is assisted by the Department’s Management Advisory Committee.

The Secretary General is also the Department’s Accounting Officer and in this capacity is responsible for safeguarding the funds under its control and the propriety of procurement and other financial transactions, as well as for economy and efficiency in the administration of the Department generally. 

The Management Advisory Committee is chaired by the Secretary General and composed of the Assistant Secretaries and other senior officials who head up the following functions within the Department: