Rosalie worked for almost 20 years in the Northern Ireland’s Department of Finance and Personnel, working in areas such as public expenditure, equal opportunities and recruitment. Following the Belfast Agreement, she became involved in the preparations for devolution and moved to the Office of First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMdFM) on its establishment in 1999.
Rosalie was a Director of Executive Services with OFMdFM for eight years until her appointment as Permanent Secretary to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) in 2010. She retired from the Civil Service in 2013.
Rosalie has most recently been involved in the UK Government appointed independent panel that examined the extent of paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland.