Chief ExecutivePeter McNaney has been the Chief Executive of Belfast City Council since January 2002.
The council is the largest of the 26 district councils in Northern Ireland.
It has an annual budget in excess of £170 million and a staff of 2,400 to serve the 277,000 people who live within its boundary.
The council has 51 elected members drawn from six political parties, with no one political group enjoying overall political control.
It operates a system of power sharing using the d'Hondt mechanism to ensure proportionality on council committees and in outside appointments.
Peter is a solicitor by profession and has worked for the council for 28 years in a range of different posts.
He sits on a number of regional and UK steering bodies dealing with issues such as:
- good relations
- community safety
- economic development
- Local Government Reform
He is married to Karen and lives in Belfast with their four children.