Wednesday, 25 February 2004

Questions (72)

Joan Burton

Question:

158 Ms Burton asked the Minister for Finance the appointments made by him to all companies, boards or agencies operating under the aegis of his Department since 6 June 2002; the persons appointed; and the dates on which the appointments were made. [6271/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

The following table sets out the appointments made since 6 June 2002 to various companies, boards and agencies operating under the aegis of my Department. My aim in making such appointments is to select people with the required qualities, expertise and experience to make a contribution to the body in question.

Company/Board/Agency

Names of people appointed since 6 June 2002

Date on which appointments were made

National Development Finance Agency

Dr Michael Somers

January 2003

Mr Jim Farrell

Ms Ann Fitzgerald

Mr Anthony Jones

Mr Peter McManamon

Ms Ann Counihan

December 2003

National Lottery Board

Mr Kieran McGowan

November 2002

Mr John Hynes

Mr Eamonn Ryan

Mr Donal Curtin

July 2003

Mr Ray Bates

November 2003

Mr Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh

November 2003

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (1)

Mr Gerard Danaher

May 2003

Ms Deirdre Purcell

Mr David Begg

Mr Friedhelm Danz

Mr John Dunne

Mr Roy Donovan

Mr Martin O’Donoghue

Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority (2)

Mr Brian Patterson (Chair)

May 2003

Mr Alan Ashe

Mr Friedhelm Danz

Mr Gerard Danaher

Mr John Dunne

Mr Jim Farrell

Ms Deirdre Purcell

Mr Dermot Quigley

Revenue Powers Group

Mr Justice Francis Murphy (Chair)

March 2003

Ms Julie Burke

Mr James Jennings

Ms Suzanne Kelly

Mr Sean Moriarty

Mr Michael Mullins

Mr Roderick Ryan

Decentralisation Implementation Committee

Mr Phil Flynn (Chair)

December 2003

Mr Eddie Sullivan

Mr Sean Benton

Ms Jane Williams

Mr Dermot Quigley

Mr Fred Devlin

Valuation Tribunal

Ms Mairead Hughes

September 2003

Interim Board of the Civil Service Childcare Agency

Mr John Bradshaw

April 2003

Ms Marie McLaughlin

June 2003

Mr Ernan Tobin

February 2004

Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal

Dr Angela McNamara

June 2002

Dr Austin O’Carroll

Dr Frank X. Keane

Central Steering Committee for Expenditure Reviews

Mr John Hynes

June 2002

Ms Julie O’Neill

October 2002

Independent Estimates Review Committee

Mr Kevin Bonner

July 2002

Mr Maurice O’Connell

Mr Dermot Quigley

Committee for Performance Awards

Ms Ann Fitzgerald

January 2003

Civil Service Arbitration Board

Mr Gerard Durcan S.C. (Chairperson)

July 2002

Mr Derek Hunter

Mr Tom Wall

Adjudicator for the Civil Service and Teachers C & A Schemes

Ms Niamh Stewart B.L.

July 2002

Permanent Defence Forces Arbitration Board

Mr Gerard Durcan S.C. (Chairperson)

January 2004

Mr Derek Hunter (as member nominated by Government)

Mr George Maybury (as member nominated by the representative associations)

Adjudicator for Defence Forces C & A Scheme

Ms Niamh Stewart B.L.

January 2004

Independent Mediation Officer for the Civil Service Grievance Procedure

Mr Kieran McGovern

March 2003

Chairperson of the Civil Service Disciplinary Code Appeals Board

Ms Inge Clissmann

April 2003

Alternate Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Mr Desmond O’Malley

July 2003

Alternate Director of the International Monetary Fund

Mr Charles X. O’Loghlin

May 2003

Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank

Mr Noel O’Gorman

March 2003

Finally, in addition to the appointments outlined in the above table, the President, on the advice of the Government following a resolution passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas, appointed Ms Emily O'Reilly as Ombudsman and Freedom of Information Commissioner with effect from June 2003.

Footnotes:

(1) In addition to the persons named above the following are ex officio members of the board; the governor and director general of the Bank, the Secretary General of the Department of Finance, the chairperson of the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the chief executive of that authority.

(2) In addition to the persons named above the chief executive and the consumer director of the authority areex officio members of the board.