Shirley Coulter has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), which represents estate agents, quantity surveyors and other surveyors.
Ms Coulter will take up her new role in the coming months after departing her role as director of membership and public affairs at The Bar of Ireland (Law Library) where she worked with the former SCSI CEO Ciara Murphy.
During her five years with the Law Library, Ms Coulter oversaw all aspects of member services and representation to promote the expertise of members and to assist their practice.
She previously worked for the Irish Medical Organisation where she was assistant director of industrial relations and prior to that with the Irish Dental Association.
Ms Coulter will succeed Áine Myler, an experienced surveyor and estate agent who was CEO of SCSI for three years.
President of the SCSI Johanna Gill thanked Ms Myler for her work for the organisation.
Ms Gill said Ms Coulter has a particularly strong track record in working for membership organisations.
"Shirley brings a wealth of expertise and experience to this role and will provide the dynamic leadership and guidance the profession needs at this time. She has displayed an in-depth knowledge of the issues facing our profession as well as an understanding that the interests of members and the public must remain the priority," she said.