Private Security Authority

Maximum Number of Positions: 11
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (4), Male (7)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (36%), Male (64%)

Name First Appointed Reappointed Expiry Date Position type Basis of appointment
Aideen Neylon 16/03/2022 15/03/2026 Board Member Appointed in accordance with Section 7(2)(a) of the Private Security Services Act 2004 Selected following State Boards Open Competition run by PAS Practising Legal Professional
Alan Durnan 08/11/2017 16/03/2022 15/03/2024 Board Member Employer Representative in accordance with Section 7 (2) (b) of the Private Security Services Act 2004 (as amended) - Selected following invitation for Expressions of Interest by PAS Representative of Private Security Employers
David McGuinness 16/03/2022 15/03/2026 Board Member Elected Staff Representative of the Private Security Authority in accordance with Section 7(2)(g) of the Private Security Services Act 2004 (as amended) Elected Staff Representative of the PSA
David Smith 22/01/2019 16/03/2022 15/03/2024 Board Member Nominated representative in accordance with Section 7(2)(f) of the Private Security Services Act 2004 (as amended) Representative of the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Science
Ed Kenny 16/03/2022 15/03/2026 Board Member Employee Representative in accordance with Section 7 (2) (c) of the Private Security Services Act 2004 (as amended) - Selected following State Boards Open Competition run by PAS Representative of Private Security Employers
Jillian Van Turnhout 16/03/2022 15/03/2026 Board Member Appointed in accordance with Section 7 of the Private Security Services Act 2004 - Selected following State Boards Open Competition run by PAS
Mark Griffin 16/03/2022 15/03/2026 Board Member Employer Representative in accordance with Section 7 (2) (b) of the Private Security Services Act 2004 (as amended) - Selected following State Boards Open Competition run by PAS Representative of Private Security Employee
Orla McPartlin (Assistant Garda Commissioner 16/03/2022 15/03/2026 Board Member Nominated Representative in accordance with section 7(2)(d) of the Private Security Services Act 2004 Representative of An Garda Siochána
Richard O'Farrell 08/11/2017 16/03/2022 15/03/2024 Chairperson Appointed in accordance with Section 7 of the Private Security Services Act 2004, as amended Chartered Accountant
Sean Heading 08/11/2017 16/03/2022 15/03/2024 Board Member Employee Representative in accordance with Section 7 (2) (c) of the Private Security Services Act 2004 (as amended) - Selected following invitation for Expressions of Interest by PAS. Representative of Private Security Employees
Una Doyle 16/03/2022 15/03/2026 Board Member Nominated Representative in accordance with section 7(2)(e) of the Private Security Services Act 2004 (as amended) - Selected following Expressions of Interest Competition in the Department. Representative of the Minister for Justice