Alasdair MacInnes

Secretary to the Inquiry

Photograph of Alasdair MacInnes, Secretary to the Inquiry

Alasdair joined the Northern Ireland Civil Service in 1988.  He worked in what is now the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in a range of policy and operational posts.  He was Deputy Director of the Northern Ireland Executive’s office in Brussels between 2006 and 2011, before moving to the Department of Health.  He worked for several years in the Department’s Family and Children’s policy teams, including as head of the Child Protection unit, where he was involved in the Department’s input to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry and the preliminary work on Mother and Baby homes.  Most recently, he was head of the Department’s Health Protection Policy team.