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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.

 

Anne Vaughan Deputy Secretary

 

 

Anne Vaughan - Deputy Secretary

The Deputy Secretary has responsibility, in particular, for the working age schemes, both policy and operational aspects. She takes a particular interest in governance issues and, as the title implies, can deputise for the SG in certain circumstances. She is also a member of the Management Board of the Department of Education & Skills, reflecting her responsibilities in relation to the delivery of Pathways to Work. Anne Vaughan 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 Information Systems Services, Enterprise Architect, Software Engineering, Infrastructure, Project Governance Committee/Procurement/Project Management/Digital Platform and Service Delivery. 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 Divisions and Business Intelligence. This encompaces Activation Policy, Jobseeker Payments, Employment Programmes and Supports, One Parent Family Payments and Supplementary Welfare Allowance Policy. John Conlan 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 Dublin North, Dublin South/Mid-Leinster, Dublin Central, Cork, South-East and Branch Offices, North East Divisions and Employer Relations. 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.

 

Deidre Shanley Assistant Secretary
 

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. 

 

Patricia Murphy Assistant Secretary 
 

 Patricia Murphy - Assistant Secretary

 

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for HR / Employment Affairs including, Staff Development Unit, Workforce Planning, Performance, PRSI and Scope Policy, Facilities Management and Employment Rights. Patricia Murphy is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. 

 

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 Simonetta Ryan - Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for EU International Policy, Brexit/Social Pillar/General Registry Office Policy, Policy Reviews/VFMS, Illness and Invalidity Policy, Disability Allowance, Carers, Invalidity Pension, Working Family Payment and Civil Registration Policy. Simonetta Ryan is a Designated Public Official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

 

Devsh Singh 
 

  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.

Last modified:13/07/2018