Executive Office Statement - Appointment of Executive Press Secretary

Date published: 13 September 2016

First Minister the Right Honourable Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have appointed journalist David Gordon to the post of Executive Press Secretary.


Working in parallel with the Executive Information Service, this newly created role will involve providing expert media advice to the First Minister, deputy First Minister and wider Executive, as well as spearheading the communication of Executive policies and strategies.

Commenting the First Minister and deputy First Minister said:

“We are delighted that David, an experienced and well-regarded journalist, has agreed to take up this post.  This is a joint appointment, reflecting the Executive’s shared commitment to communicate effectively and move forward together and we look forward to working closely with David as our Executive Press Secretary. 

 “We have a good story to tell of a united Executive team making good on its promises to the electorate. Ministers are absolutely determined to work collectively to deliver Government that makes a positive difference to people’s lives.  This is what a Fresh Start looks like.”

David Gordon (51) has been a journalist for 27 years, working in newspapers and broadcasting. He has been editor of BBC Radio Ulster’s Nolan Show for the last three years.

Notes to editors: 

Media enquiries to The Executive Office press office on 028 9037 8201. Out of office hours, please contact the duty press office via pager number 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.

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