Public Service Innovation Advisory Board

The Public Service Innovation Advisory Board

The Public Service Innovation Advisory Board(PSIAB) has been established pursuant to Action 4.1.2 of the Making Innovation Real strategy document. The Board will monitor the effective implementation of the strategy, and provide recommendations to the Public Service Reform unit on best practice and trends that should be adhered to in driving innovation activities within and across the public service. The Board held its inaugural meeting on November 3rd 2021 and is comprised of a Chairperson and 12 ordinary members.  Members of the Board are not paid and will not be provided with expenses. Appointments to the Board were made following an expression of interest exercise.

The Public Service Innovation Advisory Board is:

Chair: Pauline Mulligan, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment


  • Kathryn Lynch, Strategist, Chronos Consulting Ltd.
  • Trevor Vaugh, Co-Founder and Partner, Actionable Innovation
  • Brian Jordan, Head of Innovation and Industry Solutions, Cisco Systems



  • Professor Suzi Jarvis, UCD Innovation Academy, University College Dublin
  • Ken Finnegan, CEO Tangent, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin


Public Sector

  • Alison Campbell, Director, Knowledge Transfer Ireland
  • Dr Shawna Coxon, Deputy Commissioner Strategy, Governance and Performance, An Garda Síochána
  • Yvonne Goff, National Director of Change and Innovation, Health Service Executive
  • Noeleen McHugh, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Local Government Management Agency
  • Keith Moynes, Assistant Secretary for Research and Innovation, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
  • Adrian O’Murchú, Assistant Chief of Staff, Defence Forces
  • Dr Ciaran Seoighe, Deputy Director General, Science Foundation Ireland

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