Paul Wickens

Paul Wickens

Paul Wickens

Chief Executive, NICS Enterprise Shared Services |

Paul Wickens is the Chief Executive of Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) for the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) and is a Deputy Secretary on the Board of the Department of Finance (DoF). ESS provides shared services for ICT, HR, Finance, Property Management and Digital Transformation. ESS has delivered savings in excess of £170 million and won a number of significant awards. Paul is responsible for Digital Transformation being successfully implemented across the NI public sector. He is also the lead on Open Data within the public sector and is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the NICS. Paul was awarded a visiting professorship at the Ulster University Business School where he occasionally lectures on change management and shared services.