Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr. Katherine Zappone TD and CEO of Tusla Fred McBride at a press briefing in Government Buildings for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in relation to Budget 2018 last November
The Board of Tusla has today been informed of the decision by its CEO Fred Mc Bride to step down from his role and to depart the organisation at the end of September, 2018.
In a communication issued to staff this afternoon, the Deputy Chair of the Board, Mr Rory O’Ferrall said they had accepted with regret Mr Mc Bride’s decision and thanked him sincerely for his contribution to the organisation…
He added that while operating against a very challenging backdrop, it was widely recognised that Mr Mc Bride and his team had also presided over a period of considerable reform in which several important milestones has been reached in the advancement of child protection, welfare and support services for families in Ireland….
Mr Mc Bride acknowledged the work done by the 4000 staff within Tusla.
He said: “I want to acknowledge the hard working staff of Tusla and their unstinting commitment in the delivery of child and family support services nationally. I also want to thank the members of the Tusla Board for their ongoing support of the entire management team throughout some very challenging periods of my tenure, and to acknowledge in particular the Chair of the Board, Norah Gibbons at this time.”
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Previously: Tusla on Broadsheet