Friday, October 19 12:27:17
The Board of the National Consumer Agency (NCA) has designated Sean Murphy as Chief Executive following Ann Fitzgerald's departure from the NCA earlier this week.
Under the Consumer Protection Act, 2007, the NCA is required to have a Chief Executive and the functions of the Chief Executive may be performed by a member of staff of the NCA when the position of Chief Executive is vacant.
It is expected that an open competition for a Chief Executive will follow in due course, the NCA said.
Sean Murphy has been the NCA's legal advisor and a member of the executive management team since joining the Agency in 2008.
He is a barrister by profession, holding both undergraduate and post graduate degrees in law. He was a member of the sales law review group appointed by the Tanaiste in 2008 to report on the legislation governing the sale of goods and supply of services in Ireland and has been the Agency advisor in the preparatory phases of the recently adopted Consumer Rights Directive.
Prior to joining the NCA, he was a commissioned officer in the Defence Forces and served in a number of appointments both at home and on overseas service.
He retired as a commandant from the Defence Forces' Legal Service. In addition to his legal qualifications, he holds a Bachelor of Science from NUI (Galway) and an MA in Leadership, Management and Defence Studies from NUI (Maynooth).