Event: Our People, Our Future: Building a Diverse and Innovative Public Service
30th October, 2019

Paul Reid, CEO, HSE opening the event


The Irish Public Service faces a change in demographics and a world of work that is less predictable.  This will require new ways of resourcing our organisations, fresh thinking, and novel approaches to how we work as a Public Service.

First panel of the morning, chaired by Gillian Harford of The 30% Club, joined by: Dr. Peter Boylan, former Master of the National Maternity Hospital; Shirley Comerford, CEO, the Public Appointments Service; Paul Morrin, Assistant Director General, CSO; and, Gráinne McEvoy, Director of Consumer Protection, Central Bank of Ireland.


This event brought together people leaders from across the Public Service to discuss challenges, share experience, and seek actions that would support a more diverse and innovative Public Service.

Second panel, chaired by Doncha O’Sullivan, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Justice and Equality, joined by: Ian Curtin, Deloitte; Raomal Perera of UCD’s Innovation Academy; Sinéad Heneghan, CEO of the Irish Institute of Training and Development; and, Pauline Mulligan, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.


All slide presentations from the day can be viewed here.

Additionally, Gráinne McEvoy of the Central Bank of Ireland’s speech on ‘Harnessing Difference to our Benefit’ can be found at this link.


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