'The Special Adviser - An Insight'

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 Chartered Accountants Ulster Society
Offices, 32-38 Linenhall St, Belfast


Friday 9 November 2012


12.00pm to 1.30pm.  Registration/Buffet
lunch at 12.00pm for 12.30pm start


£12.00 inclusive of VAT (£10.00 plus £2.00)


Richard Bullick, Special
Advisor to the First Minister

Tel: 02890 435840



'The Special Adviser - An Insight'

09th November 2012

Profile of the guest speaker:

Richard practiced as a Barrister, full time, until 2000. He is also a member of the New York State Bar. Richard has been involved in politics and elections for over 20 years. He is the longest serving Special Advisor in the Northern Ireland Administration. From 2000-2002 he was Special Advisor to the Minister for Regional Development. He served as Head of Policy for the DUP during the suspension of the Assembly from 2002-2007. During this time he was closely involved in the negotiations which led to the restoration of devolution.

When devolution was restored in 2007 Richard became Special Advisor in the Department for Finance and Personnel. He became Special Advisor to the First Minister in June 2008 when
Peter Robinson was appointed to his present post. His particular areas of responsibility include the economy, speechwriting and advising on party strategy.


Subject matter of the presentation:

Richard will take us through the role, duties and responsibilities of the Special Adviser, and how the “temporary Civil Servant” operates within the Stormont administration. He will
explain the interaction that exists within the group of Special Advisers and
the reliance that is placed on his/her advice. There will also be an
opportunity for attendees to participate in an open discussion regarding the
work of special advisors.



This is a Chartered Accountants in Public Sector initiative, however all Ulster Society members are welcome to
attend.  To book your place please download, complete and return the booking form here: http://ulster.charteredaccountants.ie/Events/Public-Sector-Event---The-Special-Adviser---An-Insight-9th-November-2012/

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