Shirley Comerford

CEO, Public Appointments Service

Shirley Comerford is an experienced senior HR executive working effectively in both operational and strategic roles across a range of sectors.  In addition to her career here in Ireland, she spent a number of years working the U.K. and Australia in the Education and Healthcare sectors. 


In her previous role as Head of Strategic Human Resources in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), she is credited with professionalising the Department’s HR function and devising and implementing the HR Strategy, People @ PER.


She holds a degree in Human Resource Management, Professional Diploma’s in both Corporate Governance and Strategy, Innovation & Change from the UCD Smurfit School and is a qualified Organisation and Workplace Mediator. Shirley was appointed as CEO of the Public Appointments Service in August 2018.

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