Irene Gleeson appointed to Pobal board

Irene Gleeson appointed to Pobal board

Irene Gleeson

Lawyer Irene Gleeson has been appointed to the board of Pobal, the not-for-profit organisation that works on behalf of the Irish government to support communities and local agencies towards achieving social inclusion and development.

Ms Gleeson is a solicitor and has held various roles in the financial services area with significant experience covering corporate governance, legal and regulatory requirements, matters related to mergers and acquisitions along with initiatives in respect of culture and customer-centricity.

She was head of legal, group strategy and advisory with Bank of Ireland Group until May 2022.

Ms Gleeson was one of two new members appointed by rural and community development minister Heather Humphreys yesterday.

Mrs Humphreys said: “Pobal works on behalf of government across many areas, where community and inclusion is always at the heart of their service and provide much needed supports to my Department in managing and overseeing a variety of programmes, schemes and services in the area of social inclusion and equality.

“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. I am delighted to welcome the appointment of two new board members who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to what is a very important body.”

She added: “I would like to thank the outgoing board members and commend them for their significant contributions, personal commitment and dedication. I wish them well in the future. I have no doubt that the board of Pobal will continue to make a significant contribution to communities across the country.”

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