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Staff

Stephen Blair

Stephen Blair - Director

As Director of the Regional Assembly, Stephen carries overall responsibility for the administration of the Assembly & management of the Regional Operational Programme.

David Kelly

David Kelly

Assistant Director, EU Programmes Division

David Kelly - Assistant Director, EU Programmes Division

David joined the Regional Assembly in 2001 as Programme Executive and commenced as Assistant Director in August 2008. David assists the Director with the overall administration of the Assembly & management of the Regional Operational Programmes. In particular his responsibilities include the financial management & control of the Operational Programmes and servicing of the Monitoring Committees.

Liam McGree

Liam McGree

Acting Assistant Director /Regional Planning Officer

Liam McGree - Acting Assistant Director /Regional Planning Officer

Liam joined the Assembly in February 2016 as Regional Planning Officer for the Mid-West Strategic Planning Area. Liam is currently Acting Assistant Director. He works directly in advancing the work programme of the Assembly in consultation with the relevant stakeholders, supporting the delivery of the proposed new strategies and supporting the delivery of the Assemblies wider regional planning and development functions.

Derville Brennan

Programme Executive, Research & Communications Officer

Derville Brennan - Programme Executive, Research & Communications Officer

Derville joined the Assembly in 2002 and is the Research & Policy Officer and the Communications Officer for the 2014 - 2020 Regional Programme. She is also involved in the monitoring of the Operational Programme and is the Irish Language Officer for the Regional Assembly.

Sonja Maurus

Sonja Maurus

Programme Executive, Financial Management, Monitoring & Evaluation

Sonja Maurus - Programme Executive, Financial Management, Monitoring & Evaluation

Sonja joined the Assembly in May 2008 and is involved in the management & monitoring of the Operational Programmes, including certification of expenditure. Sonja also has a coordinating role with regard to Territorial Cooperation.

Sharon Murray

Sharon Murray

Programme Executive, Corporate Affairs, HR & Finance

Sharon Murray - Programme Executive, Corporate Affairs, HR & Finance

Sharon joined the Assembly as Programme Executive in October 2008. Her main areas of responsibility include Finance, Corporate Affairs & Human Resources. Sharon is also involved in certification of expenditure under the ERDF Gateways Fund and the Ireland-Wales Programme 2007-2013.

Vincent Dunphy

Vincent Dunphy

Programme Executive, Financial Management & Control

Vincent Dunphy - Programme Executive, Financial Management & Control

Vincent joined the Regional Assembly in 2001 as Staff Officer and commenced as Programme Executive in November 2008. He is involved in the management & control of the Operational Programmes, including certification of expenditure.

Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley - Auditor

Michael joined the Assembly as Auditor in 2005. His responsibilities include verification of expenditure reported under the Operational Programme. Michael is also the First Level Controller for the Territorial Co-operation Programmes the Southern Regional Assembly is associated with.