FORMER Lisburn man has been appointed head of the European
Commission Office in Northern Ireland. Maurice Maxwell recently
took up his position, based in Belfast.
Maurice is a graduate in economics from
Queens University Belfast and a qualified chartered accountant.
He joined the European Commission in 1983 and has had a varied
career in research and development policy, small business policy
and resource management. His most recent posting was as European
Commission Representative to New Zealand from 2004 to 2007.
Speaking about his new position Maurice
commented: "I am delighted to be appointed as the new Head of
the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland and I look
forward to maintaining and building upon Northern Ireland's
links with the European Commission."
Maurice will lead a small team in Northern
Ireland and keep the European Commission in Brussels and London
informed of 'the latest developments in the country. This helps
the Commission to take regional issues and problems into account
when formulating policy.