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The Public Appointments Service, through its website stateboards.ie, provides an open, efficient and effective gateway to identify high calibre potential appointees to State Boards.
Join us for this IoD Evening Briefing, with Shirley Comerford, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Appointments Service. In the course of her presentation, Shirley will address the State Board recruitment process, and what potential applicants should be mindful of before they submit their application.
Registration will take place from 17:00 with the briefing beginning at 17:15, followed by Q&A and refreshments.
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Chief Executive Officer, Public Appointments Service
Shirley Comerford is the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Appointments Service. The Public Appointments Service is the centralised provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services for the Civil Service, Local Authorities, the Health Service Executive, An Garda Síochana and other public bodies. The Public Appointments Service, through its website stateboards.ie provides an open, efficient and effective gateway and process to identify high calibre potential appointees for consideration by Ministers for appointments to State Boards.
Shirley is an experienced HR executive with significant senior management experience working effectively in both operational and strategic roles across a range of sectors. She spent a number of years in the UK and Australia, working in the education and healthcare sectors. On return to Ireland, she worked in the Irish healthcare system, and then as Head of Strategic Human Resources in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER).
Shirley holds a degree in Human Resource Management, as well as professional diplomas in both Corporate Governance and Strategy, and Innovation and Change, from the UCD Smurfit School.
Mazars is an international partnership specialising in audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services.
In Ireland, we employ over 450 people in Dublin, Limerick and Galway and work with large corporate companies and Public Interest Entities and small to mid-sized indigenous businesses to assist clients at every stage in their development.
We operate in 89 countries, including Ireland and overall, we draw on the expertise of 40,000 professionals - 24,000 in the Mazars integrated partnership and 16,000 via the Mazars North America Alliance.