Paul Price

Senior Responsible Officer (SRO)

Director (HED)

Paul is Director  of Historic Environment Division in Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities. The Division is owner or custodian of 186 historic monuments; fulfils a range of regulatory functions; and provides support through advice and grant funding. Its aim is helping communities to enjoy and realise the value of our historic environment.

Paul has worked in both the UK and Northern Ireland Civil Service since 2001 in Education and Housing.

In his previous role as Director, Social Housing Policy & Oversight he had responsibility for managing the Department’s relationship with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the delivery of the new build social housing programme and taking forward the Social Housing Reform Programme.

His division also played a key role in supporting the Minister and Permanent Secretary in terms of sponsorship, oversight and effective governance of the NI Social Housing Sector.

Prior to becoming a civil servant Paul worked and studied at the University of Bristol from which he holds a doctorate in the field of medieval English Literature.

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