Over in Belfast today to chair the latest meeting of the local government reform joint forum.
Despite having a few challenging issues recently the forum continues to make good progress in negotiating all things human resources related contained within the up and coming local government reorganisation of local authorities in Northern Ireland.
The clock is very much ticking now with regards to elections to the 11 new shadow local authorities next May, prior to taking over fully on 1 April 2015. The existing 26 authorities will remain in place until that date.
The process of recruiting Chief Executives for the new authorities will shortly be underway.