New Executive Director role appointed to An Garda Síochána

Date Published : July 28th, 2017    Published By : admin

The Policing Authority has appointed its new Executive Director for Strategy and Transformation in An Garda Síochána.

Mr. David Gilbride was appointed to the post by the Policing Authority following a recruitment campaign conducted by the Public Appointments Service on behalf of the Top-Level Appointments Committee. Mr Gilbride took up his post in mid-July 2017.

Policing Authority Apointment
Pic: (Policing Authority meeting with An Garda Síochána on 29 June '17)

The Executive Director for Strategy and Transformation is a new civilian position in An Garda Síochána introduced as part of the organisation’s Modernisation and Renewal Programme. The office is a member of the Garda Senior Leadership Team.

David has held senior positions in the Department of Justice and Equality where he has worked across a range of Government policies including: Human Rights; Prison Regimes; Prisons Human Resources; Prisons Industrial Relations and Transformation; Human Trafficking, and Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.  He also worked in the Department of Finance where he held responsibilities in relation to the management of Health Expenditure.

David holds a degree in History from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters in Public Management (Criminal Justice Administration) from the Institute of Public Administration, a Masters in Governance from Queens University Belfast, and is a qualified Barrister.

He has also been a member of the Legal Aid Board.

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