Acesa – Partners For Progress




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.


  • To create networking opportunities

  • To identify and promote best management practice through information sharing and training

  • To initiate and share relevant research

  • To keep up to date on relevant developments

  • To foster international links

  • To represent CEOs collectively on relevant matters


  • Event management

  • Supporting and advising ACESA sub-committees and project groups

  • Member recruitment

  • Maintaining the database and running the annual Membership Survey

  • Identifying training and development opportunities

  • Identifying opportunities and funding for cross border and international initiatives

  • Promoting the profile of the Association




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

Rosalind Carroll
Personal Injuries Assessment Board

Ray Dolan

John Farrelly
Mental Health Commission

Patricia Gilheaney
Inspector of Prisons

Jim O’Toole
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Marian O’Sullivan
Institute of Public Administration