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The Department's Management Board is comprised of the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary, ten Assistant Secretaries, the Department's Chief Appeals Officer and the Chief Medical Officer.

You can find information on the Department's Management Board, including presentations they have made to Oireachtas Committees, etc. here.


John McKeon Assistant Secretary

 

 

John McKeon - Secretary General

 

John McKeon was appointed Secretary General of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection in July 2017.

John McKeon is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

 

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Jacqui McCrum - Deputy Secretary General ​

Jacqui McCrum was appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection in December 2018. The following areas are within her direct reporting lines : Service Development, Employment Services, Operations Control, Centralised Operations, NorthWest, East, Midlands and West Regions and Medical Assessment and Referral Service. Jacqui deputises for the Secretary General as appropriate. She was appointed as a member of The Pensions Authority in January 2019. Jacqui McCrum is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.
 

 

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Michael Bunyan - Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for System Information Services,BOMI Projects Administration, IS Infrastructure, Digital Services, CRS, PGC Procurment,Project Managment, Production Support, Operations, Information Network Security Michael Bunyan is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

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John Conlon - Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for Public Employment Services,Social Inclusion Division and Business Intelligence. This encompasses Activation Policy, Employment Programmes, Supports and Incentives, Employer Relations and Redundancy and Insolvency Unit. John Conlon is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. 

 

Tim Duggan
 

  Tim Duggan - Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for Pensions Policy and Services, Child Benefit, Domiciliary Care Allowance, Treatment Benefit, Client Eligibility Services and Maternity Benefit. Tim Duggan is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

 

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  Oliver Egan - Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for Services and Operations; North East, Dublin North, Dublin South/Mid-Leinster, Dublin Central, Midlands, Mid-West, Cork, and the South-East. In addition overall responsibility for the Branch Office change programme. Oliver Egan is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. 

 


 Niall Egan - Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for Service Development, Business Architect, External Service Delivery, Digital Services, Services Quality/Citizens Information Board and the Communications and Customer Services Unit. Niall Egan is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. 

 

Joan Gordon Assistant Secretary
 

Joan Gordon - Chief Appeals Officer

Director and Chief Appeals Officer, Social Welfare Appeals Office. Joan Gordon is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.  

 

Teresa Leonard Assistant Secretary
 

Teresa Leonard - Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for Front Office/Back Office Programme, Midlands, West, Mid-West, North West Divisions, Regional Support Unit and Activation Case Management processes. Teresa Leonard is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

 

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Deirdre Shanley - Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for Financial Accounting and Control, Estimates and EU Funding Compliance Unit, Legislation/Planning Secretariat, Legal Affairs, Corporate Planning, Business Information Security Unit and General Data Protection Regulation. Deidre Shanley is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. 

 

 

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 Rónán Hession - Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for Working Age Income Support Policy. Rónán Hession is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

 

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  Devesh Singh - Acting Chief Medical Officer

Acting Chief Medical Officer, with responsibility for the medical assessment and referal service. Dr. Devesh Singh is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

 

Kathleen Stack
 

  Kathleen Stack - Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for the Decisions Advisory Office, Freedom of Information, Control policy, Client Identity Services, Illness Benefit, Redundancy and Insolvency Operations, PRSI Refunds, Special Investigation Unit and Civil Registration Services. Kathleen Stack is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

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   Paula Lyons - Assistant Secretary
Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for HR including, Performance, Workforce Planning, Staff Development Unit and Industrial Relations and Facilities Management. Ann Marie OConnor is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

 
The Department's Management Board is comprised of the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary, ten Assistant Secretaries, the Department's Chief Appeals Officer and the Chief Medical Officer.
You can find information on the Department's Management Board, including presentations they have made to Oireachtas Committees, etc. here.
 
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Last modified:18/06/2019