Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly[1] (originally having the title of Presiding Officer)[2] is the presiding officer of the Northern Ireland Assembly, elected on a cross-community vote by the Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly. A Principal Deputy Speaker and two Deputy Speakers are elected to help fulfil the role. The office of Speaker is currently held (since January 2020) by Sinn Féin MLA for Belfast West Alex Maskey.

Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
Incumbent
Alex Maskey

since 11 January 2020
StyleMr. Speaker
(Within the house)
AppointerNorthern Ireland Assembly
(Elected by)
Term lengthNo limits imposed
Inaugural holderLord Alderdice
July 1, 1998
Formation1998
Salary£87,000 annually
WebsiteOffice of the Speaker

The Office of the Speaker is located in Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast. The Speaker is also the Chairman of the Assembly Commission, the body corporate of the Assembly, and the Chairman of the Assembly Business Committee.