Board Member, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) / Council Member, Chartered Accountants Ireland / Head of Finance, Department of Transport
Joan is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant having spent 19 years in industry and practice before joining the Department of Finance in 2002 and moving to the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform in 2011. Joan joined the National Shared Services Office in 2014, and in mid-2019 took up the role of Head of Finance in the Department of Transport.
In November 2019 Joan became the first Irish public servant and member of Chartered Accountants Ireland to be appointed to the Board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
Joan was re-elected to the Council of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) this year, is the current Chair of the CAI Public Sector Committee and is a former member of the Ethics and Governance Committee.