Association of Chief Executives of State Agencies in Ireland

ACESA is the Association of Chief Executives of State Agencies in Ireland. The Association provides a forum for Chief Executives to discuss issues of mutual concern and enables them to develop and express a collective voice on issues that affect the sector. ACESA achieves this by hosting briefing sessions on topics of common interest to CEOs, conducting an Annual Survey to learn more about the issues impacting on the work of CEOs and government agencies, and by providing support and an information network for members.

The Core Purpose of ACESA is to:

  • Promote, develop and optimise the value of the ACESA network to CEOs by enhancing our approach to knowledge sharing in the pursuit of best practice

  • Identify matters of interest to members, providing a forum for joint exploration and shared learning

  • Develop considered and evidenced based positions on matters of interest to members




ACESA Annual Report

Download below the most recent annual report.

Acesa Board

The strategy and work programme of the Association is driven by the ACESA Board, elected at the AGM. The Board normally meets monthly. The current membership is:

Pamela Byrne
Food Safety Authority of Ireland


Ginny Hanrahan
Vice Chairperson

John McDaid
Legal Aid Board

Hilkka Becker
International Protection Appeals Tribunal

Patricia Carey
Adoption Authority of Ireland

Rosalind Carroll
Personal Injuries Assessment Board

Brian Doherty
Legal Services Regulatory Authority

John Farrelly
Mental Health Commission

Jim O’Toole
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Susan Steele
Sea Fisheries Protection Authority