Paul Wickens

Paul Wickens

Chief Executive, NICS Enterprise Shared Services, Northern Ireland Government

Paul is the Chief Executive of Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) for the Northern Ireland Civil Service.  He is a Deputy Secretary and an Executive Director of the Board of the Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP) as well as a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster. ESS manages the delivery of common corporate services including IT, Finance, HR, Property and Estate Services to more than 50 public sector organisations – including the 12 core government departments and their agencies. Paul also leads a “Digital First” transformation strategy being rolled out across the public sector underpinned by www.nidirect.gov.uk – the official government website for Northern Ireland citizens.