Our Advisory Board

The NSSO is supported by an Advisory Board whose role is to guide and advise the Chief Executive in relation to the performance of the functions of the Office. This includes the development of policies for the Office and preparation of its strategy statement. It also identifies appropriate standards to be achieved and promotes high standards of internal control and governance in relation to the provision of shared services by the Office.


Meet our Advisory Board:

  • Robert Watt (Chair): Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
  • Dr Orlaigh Quinn (Deputy Chair): Secretary General, Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation
  • Niall Cody: Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners
  • John McKeon: Secretary General, Department of Employee Affairs and Social Protection
  • Maurice Quinn: Secretary General, Department of Defence
  • David Cagney: Civil Service Chief Human Resources Officer / Barry Lowry: Government Chief Information Officer
  • Ray Gray: Independent member appointed through PAS process
  • Ken Slattery: Independent member appointed through PAS process
  • Hilary Murphy-Fagan: Chief Executive, NSSO