Sunday 21 December 2014

Rehab appoint Dr Eddie Molloy to carry out 'root and branch' review

Consultant will examine level and transparency of pay

Published 08/04/2014 | 12:08

The Rehab Group have appointed Dr Eddie Molloy to conduct a “root and branch” review of its structures and governance.

Dr Molloy, an experienced management consultant, is tasked with examining the level of pay and transparency at the charity which has been severely damaged by month’s of controversy over payments to senior management.

The charity’s former CEO Angela Kerins dramatically resigned following demands for her to disclose her salary and pension entitlements.

Frank Flannery also quit his position on the Rehab board and his role as Fine Gael political strategist after it was revealed he was lobbying ministers on behalf of the charity.

Rehab chairman Brian Kerr today said the group recognised they did not exercise “strict and appropriate oversight of certain issues which have come to the public attention in recent weeks”.

“The board’s priority now is to initiate a programme of transformation and change which will allow us to candidly confront the issues before us and to rebuild the reputation, staff morale and effectiveness of the organisation,” he added.

Dr Molloy, who is also chairman of the Mental Health Reform, has been identify procedures that would lead to the “quality of oversight” needed for charity which receives more than €80m in State funding annually.

Dr Molloy has also been asked to address the degree of transparency in the organisation and identify pay scales which meet “reasonable public expectations and regulatory requirements”.

He will also address the current structures of group and the functions of the charity’s board.

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