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Press release: Minister McGrath announces appointments to the National Shared Services Office Advisory Board

We are delighted to announce a number of appointments and re-appointments to NSSO boards. The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has appointed Niamh O’Donoghue as the new Chair of the National Shared Service Office (NSSO) Advisory Board. Ms O’Donoghue previously served as Secretary General of the Department of Social Protection and has been selected for this role on foot of the State Boards appointment process, which is managed by the Public Appointments Service.

The Minister has also appointed Jacqui McCrum, and reappointed David Cagney and Ken Slattery, as Ordinary Members of the Board.

Ms McCrum is the Secretary General of the Department of the Defence, Mr Cagney is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Civil Service, while Mr Slattery is current a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and previously held a number of senior management positions in Bank of Ireland.

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said,

“I’m delighted to welcome Niamh O’Donoghue as the new Chairperson of the NSSO Advisory Board. Niamh has a distinguished track record and has experience of leading significant organisational transformation projects. I’m sure she will play an important role in supporting the delivery of key reform projects such as the new Finance Management and Reporting System for Central Government.

“In addition I welcome Jacqui McCrum to the Advisory Board as a new Ordinary Member, and the reappointment of David Cagney and Ken Slattery for second terms. Each of these individuals have distinguished track records arising from their respective careers, and I’m pleased that equal gender balance has been achieved in these appointments.

“I also want to thank the outgoing members of the Advisory Board for their contributions, the Public Appointments Service for managing the selection process through the State Boards system, and the many candidates who took part in the selection process.”