Department for the Economy Northern Ireland (DfENI)

Department for the Economy Northern Ireland (DfENI)

Department for the Economy

The Department for the Economy Northern Ireland (DfENI) is a devolved Northern Ireland government department in the Northern Ireland Executive. It is responsible for economic policy development, enterprise, innovation, energy, telecoms, tourism, health and safety at work, Insolvency Service, consumer affairs, and labour market and economic statistics services, learning and research, skills training and promoting good employment practice. 


Trevor cooper

Head of Higher Education Policy and Finance, Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland)







Trevor is the Director of Higher Education Policy and Finance in the Department for the Economy.

He is a Chartered Accountant. Most recently Trevor was Head of Finance in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. He held this post from 2004, with responsibility for management of the Department’s budgetary and financial planning requirements.

Between 1995 and 2004, Trevor worked in the Industrial Development Board as a Corporate Finance and Restructuring Executive where he managed a portfolio of Invest NI client companies, undertook the commercial appraisal of internationally owned companies, and assessed the recovery and restructuring plans for a number of local companies.

In 1991, following six years in private practice, Trevor joined Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast Short Brothers plc where he was responsible for the financial management of initially the Tucano Aircraft Division, and subsequently the Boeing/Metalbond Manufacturing Division.


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