The Minister - Stephen Farry
- Alliance Party
- MLA for North Down 2007-present
- Alliance Party General Secretary, 2000-2007
- Talks Negotiator, 1997-present
Political career: North Down Borough Council
- Member North Down Borough Council, representing Abbey DEA, 1993-2011
- Mayor 2007-2008, Deputy Mayor, 2002-2003
- Member for Community Relations Council 2007- 2011
- Director of Bangor and Holywood Town Centre Management Ltd.
- Consultant Trainer for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Croatia and Bosnia. Completed five missions between 1997-2000.
- Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace, 2005-2006
- Queen's University, Belfast: BSSc (1st Class) Politics;
- PhD: International Relations (United Nations in the post-Cold War Era)