Appointment to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) – 8th March 2018

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following person as a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).   This appointment is with effect from 8 March 2018 to 5 December 2022. 

Ms Elaine Cassidy

Ms Cassidy (Masters Public Policy, UCD; LLB Law, DIT; BA International Marketing and Languages, DCU) has extensive experience in the areas of change management, regulation, legislative process, consumer protection, quasi-judicial bodies, mediation and public administrative law.

Ms Cassidy worked in the multinational IT sector for 15 years in an international management role, before joining the Public Service in 2008, as Head of Equal Status and Head of Mediation at the Equality Tribunal.  Following this, Ms Cassidy joined the Department t of Enterprise, Jobs and Employment to oversee the enactment and commencement of the Companies Act 2014, the largest piece of legislation in the Irish State.  Ms Cassidy is currently Deputy Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman at the FSPO, a statutory quasi-judicial body.  Ms Cassidy is responsible for leading an extensive change management programme at the FPSO, bringing a renewed focus on fairness, accessibility, consumer protection and informal dispute resolution.

Ms Cassidy completed the Law Society FE1 Exams and is a qualified Adjudicator, a certified Mediator and a member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland.