Meet our management team

Shirley Comerford

Chief Executive Officer

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Responsibility for implementation of Board policy, strategy, management and operation of the Public Appointments Service resides with the Corporate Executive, affected through the Chief Executive.


Chief Executive Officer, Shirley Comerford



John Keegan

Principal Officer

Justice Sector Recruitment

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Head of Justice Sector Recruitment

John Keegan Justice Sector Recruitment



Margaret McCabe

Principal Officer

Recruitment and Selection

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Providing excellent recruitment shared service solutions (including running all recruitment campaigns in an effective and efficient manner) while providing the best quality candidate to clients for appointment and increasing client engagement and collaboration and providing superior customer service to our clients.

Magaret McCabe



Michelle Noone

Principal Officer

Executive Search, Marketing and State Boards

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Using executive search methodologies to identify high quality candidates for Senior Executive and Board level appointments. Responsible for the provision of an open, efficient and effective gateway and process to identify top quality people for consideration by Ministers for appointment to State Boards

Michelle Noone



Niall Leavy

Principal Psychologist

Strategic Projects

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Responsible for supporting the Management Board on a number of key strategic research and development projects that assist the organisation. The role also identifies and prepares for adopting market leading approaches to recruitment and assessment and helps to ensure continuous delivery of excellent service to clients across the public sector.

Niall Leavy, Strategic Projects



Lisa Keyes

Principal Officer

Business Analysis and Development

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Lisa is responsible for the recruitment operations within the PAS. This includes our client relations function, clearance and assignment teams, front of house operations and internal business support.

Lisa Keyes, Recruitment Operations



Catherine Dobbins

Principal Officer

Corporate Affairs

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Head of Corporate Affairs.

Catherine Dobbins, Corporate Affairs



Aoife Lyons

Senior Psychologist

Assessment Services

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Putting effective, efficient and best practice assessment measures in place to select the best possible candidates for our clients.

Aoife Lyons, Senior Psychologist

Meet our Board

The Current Board of PAS is as follows:

  • Mr. Tom Moran,
    Chairperson
  • Dr. Eddie Molloy,
    HR Consultant
  • Ms. Anne Marie Taylor,
    HR Consultant
  • Ms. Mary Connaughton
    CIPD Ireland Director
  • Mr. John O’Callaghan,
    Assistant Secretary - Department of Justice and Equality
  • Mr. David Cagney,
    Chief Human Resources Officer for the Civil Service, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
  • Ms. Rosarii Mannion,
    National Director Human Resources, Health Service Executive
  • Shirley Comerford CEO,
    PAS

Minutes of PAS Board meetings

PAS Board Meeting 17th, April 2019

PAS Board Meeting 7th, February 2019

PAS Board Meeting 10th, December 2018

PAS Board Meeting 22nd, October 2018

PAS Board Meeting 19th, September 2018

PAS Board Meeting 26th, June 2018

PAS Board Meeting 11th, April 2018

PAS Board Meeting 1st, December 2017

PAS Board Meeting 13th, September 2017

PAS Board Meeting 16th, June 2017

PAS Board Meeting 21st, April 2017

PAS Board Meeting 10th, February 2017

PAS Board Meeting 9th, December 2016

PAS Board Meeting 4th, November 2016

PAS Board Meeting 2nd, September 2016

PAS Board Meeting 17th, June 2016

PAS Board Meeting 22nd, April 2016

PAS Board Meeting 23rd, February 2016

PAS Board Meeting 4th, December 2015

PAS Board Meeting 16th, October 2015

PAS Board Meeting 4th, September 2015

PAS Board Meeting 24th, April 2015

PAS Board Meeting 20th, February 2015