barney McGahan, CBE

Barney Leads On All Briefed GDPR Compliance Projects

A Queen's University of Belfast graduate in Mathematics and Computer Science, Barney worked in the public sector for almost 40 years. Commencing his career in 1976 as a Clerical Officer for the Department of Health and Social Services, Barney went on to hold senior positions within numerous government departments; including Chief Executive Officer of the Child Support Agency, Deputy Secretary for Regional Planning and Transportation, Deputy Secretary for the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Permanent Secretary for the Department of Regional Development. 

A Fellow of the Association Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Barney served as Governor, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Board for a number of prestigious third level education institutions.

Using his extensive knowledge for the greater public good, Barney has contributed voluntarily to many aspects of public life, he was a Board member of Employers for Childcare, External Member of the NI Public Prosecution Service’s Audit Committee and a member of the Ulster District Society of the Irish Region of the ACCA. 





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