Helen Martin Confirmed as Chief Executive of Charities Regulator

Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has approved the appointment of Helen Martin as Chief Executive of the Charities Regulator under the Charities Act 2009, following a public recruitment process.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Martin was performing the functions of the CEO on an acting-up basis since Tuesday, 30 October 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Martin was the Director of Regulation at the Charities Regulator. Before joining the Authority, Helen was Assistant Parliamentary Counsel at the Office of the Attorney General for approximately 10 years. Helen is a solicitor and she has held a number of senior regulatory positions with commercial entities prior to taking up her position with the Office of the Attorney General.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Séan Canney TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development said: “I would like to wish Helen the very best in leading the Charities Regulator into the future.  I have every confidence that the Board of the Regulator has chosen the right person for this demanding role”.

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