Friday, February 15 12:48:46
The government today called for expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced people interested in being appointed the Boards of a range of State bodies.
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, said vacancies will occur in the coming 12 months on the boards of An Post; Bord Gais Eireann (BGE); Bord na Mona; Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Eirgrid; ESB; Inland Fisheries Ireland; National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA); RTE; Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and TG4.
He said that the Board of directors performs key roles in relation to the direction, leadership and corporate governance of each State body.
"While the diversity of roles and responsibilities of individual bodies precludes a uniform list of characteristics or skills for prospective directors, those expressing interest in serving on the board of a State body should (in addition to any criteria specified in the statutes governing individual bodies) have demonstrable competence, knowledge or experience at a senior organisational level and/or recognised management experience and/or skills (e.g. law, finance, etc.) in a company/organisation," he said.
"By submitting an expression of interest the applicant accepts that appointments are made in the exercise of a statutory discretion, that the Minister is not obliged to consider the expressions of interest offered, that he is not confined to making an appointment from amongst those who have expressed an interest and is not bound by any statement set out in the notice. Vacancies on boards of such bodies can arise due to the conclusion of the period of appointment of Board members or as casual vacancies arise. Expressions of interest will be kept on file and considered as appointments arise."