Minister Humphreys announces five appointments to the board of Pobal

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced the appointment of five directors to the board of Pobal.

Pobal work on behalf of the State to support social inclusion and local and community development – delivering over 30 separate programmes for a range of Government Departments.

The Minister today welcomed the appointment of the new board members, who were selected through a process of assessment overseen by her Department.  

The following new members were appointed to the board:

  • Rosarii Mannion
  • Iseult White

The following members were re-appointed to the board:

  • Catherine Lynch
  • Ann Hanley
  • Patricia Ball O’Keeffe

Making the announcement, Minister Humphreys said:

“There were many expressions of interest for the vacancies on the Board of Pobal and I want to thank everyone who took the time to apply.

“Pobal is a key delivery partner for many Government Departments. Since the 1990s they have assisted Government in the delivery of countless schemes and programmes. I am delighted to see the appointment of new talent to the board of what is a very important body.”

The Minister added:

“I would like to thank the outgoing board members and commend them for their significant contributions, dedication and personal commitment. I wish them well in the future.”

Professor Deiric Ó Broin, Chairperson of the Pobal Board of Directors said:

“We are delighted to welcome new members to the Pobal Board of Directors.  Collectively, they bring years of expertise in key areas including leadership and management, human resources, diversity and inclusion. Their knowledge and skills will provide valuable perspectives, enhancing the work of the Board of Pobal as we carry out our responsibilities on behalf of the Government of Ireland.

“I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of our outgoing colleagues and board members. Their dedication to Pobal and commitment to achieving social inclusion and community development is to be commended.”