Corporate Projects and Compliance Officer
I joined the ESRI in 2007. I am a History and Economics graduate from NUIG and prior to the joining the ESRI worked in the private sector for 3 years.
Between 2007 and 2011, I worked in the Institute’s Health Research and Information Division as Office Manager and Data Processor. The Division managed the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) which is a national health information system that captures data on patient activity in public hospitals in Ireland. My role involved coordinating and organising national HIPE training programmes, communications, ESRI conferences, as well as managing the monthly returns and processing of data from public hospitals.
In 2011, I was seconded to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) as their Administrator. IFAC was established as a new public body that year under the terms of Ireland’s EU/EC/IMF (Troika) financial assistance programme. My role was to establish and manage the organisation’s administrative, governance, finance, recruitment and communications/dissemination functions.
"My role to date has involved developing and establishing a number of new functions for the Institute particularly in the areas of public procurement, GDPR/Data Protection, business continuity, and risk management."
In 2014, I returned to the ESRI from secondment and assumed my current position as Corporate Projects and Compliance Officer. My role to date has involved developing and establishing a number of new functions for the Institute particularly in the areas of public procurement, GDPR/Data Protection, business continuity, and risk management. I also provide executive support to the Institute’s Director and senior management committees.
My experience in the ESRI and through secondment has been interesting, challenging, and rewarding. These organisations interact at the forefront of economic and social policy development in Ireland and through my work I’ve had the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into international, national, and local public governance. I’ve also been able to develop expertise in many areas of corporate and operational management.
"Through my work I’ve had the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into international, national, and local public governance."
The Institute’s Corporate Resources Division provides a supportive, dynamic and varied environment, working with colleagues from different professional backgrounds and areas of expertise. I’ve also been fortunate throughout my time at the ESRI that I’ve been supported in my professional development particularly through education and varied cross-divisional experience.