Written answers

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Department of Finance

Appointments to State Boards

Photo of Colm KeaveneyColm Keaveney (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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198. To ask the Minister for Finance the names of the persons he has nominated to serve in positions carrying remuneration, other than out-of-pocket expenses, on commissions, industrial, assurance, semi-State or other similar concerns; the amounts received annually in respect of each appointment; the name of the concern to which the appointment was made during the years 2011 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46670/15]

Photo of Michael NoonanMichael Noonan (Minister, Department of Finance; Limerick City, Fine Gael)
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In answer to the Deputy's question please find herewith those details regarding the names of persons  nominated to serve in positions carrying remuneration, other than out of pocket expenses, on commissions, industrial, assurance, semi-State or other similar concerns; the amounts received annually in respect of each appointment; the name of the concern to which the appointment was made during the years 2011 to date. The figures provided in the table below in relation to remuneration run to the end of 2015.

BodyNomineeAppointed (yes/no and date, if any)Remuneration 2011 Remuneration 2012Remuneration 2013Remuneration 2014Remuneration 2015
Central Bank CommissionBlanaid Clarke (appointed by previous minister)Reappointed 1/10/2013Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,9360 - note 10 - note 3
Patricia Byron1/1/2014---0 - note 1€11,202 - note 2
Des Geraghty (appointed by previous minister)Reappointed 1/10/2014Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,936 Annual rate €14,936
Michael Soden (Appointed by previous minister)Reappointed1/10/2014Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,936
Alan Ahearne (appointed by previous minister)Reappointed 7/3/2015€12,236 (note 3a)Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,9360 - note 1 0 - due to one person, one salary principle
John FitzGerald (Appointed by previous minister)Reappointed 1/10/2015Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,936Annual rate €14,936€2,489 - notes 1,2Annual rate €14,936
Philip Lane (appointed as member 21/10/2015 until 26/11/2015)-----0 - note 3
Credit Union Advisory CommitteeDonal McKillop (chair)Denise O'ConnellJoe O'TooleAll appointed 22/9/2014 for three-year termNilNilNilChair €3705 per annum2 ordinary members €2470 per annum eachChair €3705 per annum2 ordinary members €2470 per annum each
Credit Union Restructuring BoardBobby McVeigh (chair)All appointed 31/8/2012 NilChairman €11,970 per annum10 ordinary members €7,695 per annum eachChairman €11,970 per annum10 ordinary members €7,695 per annum eachChairman €11,970 per annum10 ordinary members €7,695 per annum eachChairman €11,970 per annum9 ordinary members €7,695 per annum each
Eoin McGettigan
Tom KavanaghTom Kavanagh resigned 30/6/2014. Not replaced
Brendan Burke
Kathleen Prendergast
Stephen O'Donovan
Joe O'Toole
Pat Fay - ILCU
Jimmy Johnstone - ILCU
Tim Molan - CUMA
Kevin Johnson - CUDA
Neil Ryan - Dept of Finance rep, no fee
Elaine Byrne - Central Bank rep, no fee
Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal +++Dr Angela McNamara++22/3/1994 (most recent reappointment 7/11/2015)€4857.60€4250.40€7893.40€12,140.00€7893.60
Dr Cara McDonagh (chair)+22/1//2012 n/an/an/an/an/a
Dr Jimmy Leitch++8/3/2006 (most recent reappointment 29/7/2014)€9,108€9,715.20€14,572.80?Ç12,751,20€7,893.60
Dr Nicky Scaramuzzi++25/6/2014----€8,500.80
Dr John O'Keeffe++25/7/2005 (most recent reappointment 29/7/2014)€8500.80€7,893.60€14,572.80€14,572.80€8,500.80
Financial Services Ombudsman Bureaun/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
Financial Services Ombudsman Council ***Dermott Jewell (chair)Reappointed 29/10/2013*

Reappointed 29/10/2015**
€21,600 annual fee€21,600 annual fee€21,600 annual fee€21,600 annual fee€21,600 annual fee
Paddy Leydon (member)Reappointed 29/10/2013*

Reappointed 29/10/2015**
€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee
Frank Wynn (member)Reappointed 29/10/2013*

Reappointed 29/10/2015**
€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee
Caitriona Ni Charra (member)Reappointed 29/10/2013*

Reappointed 29/10/2015**
€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee
Tony Kerr (member)Reappointed 29/10/2013*

Reappointed 29/10/2015**
€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee
Michael Connolly (member)Reappointed 29/10/2013*

Reappointed 29/10/2015**
€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee
Elizabeth Walsh (member) Appointed 29/10/2013*

Reappointed 29/10/2015**
€3150 (three months' fees)€12,600 annual fee€12,600 annual fee
Investor Compensation Company LtdMark RedmondReappointed with effect from 1/8/2011 to 31/7/2014 Reappointed with effect from 1/8/2014 to 31/7/2015The annual fee payable in each case is €8550
Gina QuinReappointed with effect from 1/8/2011 to 31/7/2014 Reappointed with effect from 1/8/2014 to 31/7/2015The annual fee payable in each case is €8550
Inge Clissman SCReappointed with effect from 1/8/2011 to 31/7/2014 Reappointed with effect from 1/8/2014 to 31/7/2015The annual fee payable in each case is €8550
Enda NewtonAppointed with effect from 19/10/2015 (2-year term to 31/7/2017)The annual fee payable in each case is €8550
Siobhán MaddenAppointed with effect from 19/10/2015 (3-year term to 31/7/2018)The annual fee payable in each case is €8550
Valerie BowensAppointed with effect from 19/10/2015 (3-year term to 31/7/2018)The annual fee payable in each case is €8550
Irish Bank Resolution Companynot applicable (in special liquidation)
Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (note 4)Professor John McHale (Chair)Appointed Dec 2012Annual fees (note 5) Chair €20,520 Council members €11,970
Sebastian BarnesAppointed Dec 2012
Dr Donal DonovanAppointed Dec 2012. Term ended Dec 2014
Dr Alan BarrettAppointed Dec 2012. Resigned May 2015
Dr Róisín O'SullivanAppointed Dec 2012. Term ended Dec 2015
Dr Íde KearneyAppointed March 2015
Michael G TuttyAppointed Sept 2015 followed by a second term effective from Jan 2016
Seamus CoffeyAppointed Jan 2016
National Asset Management AgencyFrank Daly (chair)22/12/14 (reappointed)€153,778€150,000€150,000€150,000€150,000
Brian McEnery (board member)22/12/13 (reappointed)€60,000€60,000€60,000€60,000€60,000
William Soffe (board member)22/12/13 (reappointed) €75,000€75,000 €75,000€75,000€75,000
Oliver Ellingham (board member)10/04/2013--€41,750€60,000€60,000
Mari Hurley (board member)08/04/2014-- €43,033€60,000
John Mulcahy Executive Board Member07/03/2012 (retired Jan 2014)- -
Jim Kelly Audit Committee External MemberRe-appointed 3/12/2013€9,694€10,000€10,000€10,000€10,000
National Treasury Management Agency (Board) Since 22 Dec 2014 Willie Walsh (Chair) (i)Appointed Dec 2014n/an/an/a00
Maeve Carton Appointed Dec 2014n/an/an/a€815€30,000
Brendan McDonaghAppointed Dec 2014n/an/an/a€815€30,000
Martin MurphyAppointed Dec 2014n/an/an/a€815€30,000
Mary WalshAppointed Dec 2014n/an/an/a€815€30,000
Susan WebbAppointed Dec 2014n/an/an/a€815€30,000
NTMA Advisory Committee (dissolved 22 Dec 2014)Willie Walsh Chair as of June 2014 Nov 2013n/an/a00n/a
Donald C Roth (reappointed)Jan 2014€25,000€22,500€22,500€21,889n/a
NPRF - consists of one member since 22 Dec 2014Maurice A Keane (reappointed)Feb 2012n/a€34,283€34,283€33,289n/a
Dr Frances Ruane (ii) (reappointed)July 2014€34,283€34,283€34,283€33,289n/a
NDFA Board - Dissolved 23 Jan 2015Gerry Murray (iii)July 2012n/a0000
Petrina SmythJuly 2012n/a€5,736€12,600€12,600€859
State Claims Agency Policy Committee - Dissolved 22 Dec 2015Noel Whelan (chair) reappointedJuly 2012€13,713€10,918€13,713€13,317n/a
Wendy Thompson (iv)June 2012n/a000n/a
Fachtna MurphyJune 2012n/a€4571€9142€8877n/a
Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland BoardTom McAleeseMarch 2015n/an/an/an/a€12,170
Barbara CotterMarch 2015n/an/an/an/a€12,409
AJ NoonanMarch 2015n/an/an/an/a€12,409
Eilis QuinlanMarch 2015n/an/an/an/a€12,409
Richard PellyMarch 2015n/an/an/an/a€12,409
Rosheen McGuckianMarch 2015n/an/an/an/a€11,991

Note 1: Due to application of one-person-one-salary principle from 2014

Note 2: OPOS applied for part of the year

Note 3: due to one-person-one-salary principle

Note 3a: Appointed part-way through the year

Note 4: The initial 5 members of the Fiscal Council, including the Chairperson, were appointed on an administrative basis when the Council was established on a non-statutory basis in July 2011. These 5 members were re-appointed in December 2012 when the Council was put on a statutory footing.

Note 5: Where members, including the Chair, are employed by a body within the Irish public sector, no fee is payable to the member concerned; a time buy-out is in place to compensate the full-time public sector employers of Council members, including the Chair, for costs incurred due to their absence on IFAC business.

*: In view of the short term of the Council and the amalgamation of the Offices of the Pension Ombudsman and the Financial Services Ombudsman which required the experience of the existing Council to effect, these positions were not advertised.  The appointment of an additional person with specific legal qualifications and experience was also required in 2013.

** The current Council was reappointed with effect from 29th October 2015 to 28th October 2016 (one year only) or the date of the amalgamation of the Offices of the Financial Services Ombudsman and the Pensions Ombudsman, whichever is the sooner.

*** The Minister is in the process of appointing new members to the Financial Services Ombudsman Council. This process was organised by the Public Appointments Service and publicly advertised.  It is not considered appropriate to name individuals who may be appointed as the process is not concluded.

+ The Chairperson of the Board is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine and part of her salary is in respect of her role as chairperson of the Board. Her salary is paid by the National Rehabilitation Hospital and reimbursed by the Department of Finance

++ Ordinary Members of the Medical Board of Appeal are paid a Sessional fee of €607.20 per clinic

+++ Members of the Medical Board of Appeal are nominated by the Minister for Health and appointed by the Minister for Finance 

(i) Willie Walsh waived remuneration/fees in respect of his position

(ii) Dr Frances Ruane was employed by the ESRI and did not receive any fees in respect of her role as a Commissioner. These fees were paid directly to the ESRI

(iii) Gerry Murray waived his fee as a Board member

(iv) Wendy Thompson waived her fee as a Board member

The tables for the NTMA Agency (Board), the NTMA advisory Committee, the NPRF Commission, the NDFA Board, the State Claims Agency Policy Committee and the SBCI Board reflect the following:

- Persons who served in positions which carried remuneration whether paid to them or to their employer.

- Persons due remuneration who waived it.

- It does not include any persons who served in positions that do not carry remuneration in respect of their membership e.g. ex officio members and/ or appointees from the civil service.

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