Conall McDevitt is the SDLP MLA for South Belfast. He succeeded Carmel Hanna on January 21 2010 and was returned to the Northern Ireland Assembly in May 2011.
He is the SDLP's Party's Health spokesperson, sitting on the Health committee, and he is also a member of the Policing Board.
Born in Dublin he spent his formative years in Malaga, Spain. He was Director of Communications for the SDLP in Northern Ireland from 1996 to 1999 a time that included the negotiations running up to the Good Friday Agreement, subsequent referendum and Assembly elections. He served as a Special Adviser in the first Power Sharing Executive in the North of Ireland, advising the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development.
He is a former Managing Director of Weber Shandwick and also a former Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.