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Deloitte partner receives an MBE at Buckingham Palace

By Margaret Canning

A senior partner at business advisory firm Deloitte in Belfast has received an MBE at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace in London. Jackie Henry MBE, who lives in Belfast, was presented with the honour for services to the economy by the Prince of Wales.

Mrs Henry said the MBE reflected her work to help the growth of Deloitte in Northern Ireland since joining the business 28 year ago - including establishing new ways of training staff from both graduate and school leaver levels. "I've helped establish a new talent model here in Northern Ireland, establishing the first Level 6 apprenticeship scheme for a business advisory firm."

Mrs Henry also played a major part in establishing a Deloitte delivery centre in Belfast, where employees carry out work on data analytics and human capital for clients of the firm.

Belfast won out over other international Deloitte international offices to host the centre. It now employs 600 people, but is to grow to 1,000 staff by 2020.

Her main role in Deloitte is as leader of Deloitte's public sector businesses. "That involves various aspects of working in public sector, including helping the reform agenda, supporting change and bringing through new delivery models."

Deloitte's work in the public sector has included prison reform and the reform of leisure centre services for Belfast City Council.

The firm has also played a major role in driving private sector involvement in MIPIM, an annual conference on property investment taking place in France.

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