Appointment of new Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners
Following the announcement of Frank Daly's impending retirement as Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, has appointed Josephine Feehily as Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners. Her appointment will take effect from March 13, 2008.
Josephine Feehily has been a Revenue Commissioner since 1998 and in that time has had a broad range of responsibilities. At present, she has particular responsibility at Board level for the Policy, Legislation and International matters relating to Tax and Customs, Large Cases Division and the Collector General’s Division. She is currently vice chair of the World Customs Organisation.
Since joining Revenue in 1993, she has had responsibility at Assistant Secretary level for Human Resources and Corporate Management, and also served as Accountant General of Revenue. A career public servant, she previously worked in the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Pensions Board. She has also served as a member of the Labour Relations Commission.
Josephine Feehily is a native of Clarina, Co. Limerick, and was educated at the Presentation Convent, Limerick and graduated from the National College of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin. She is 51 and married.
The Tánaiste congratulated Josephine on her appointment and looks forward to working with her in the years ahead.