Patricia Byron has been appointed as the new director general of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).
Byron, who has been the chief executive of the Injuries Board since 2004, will take up her new role in March.
She is a former chair of the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland and was the first female president of the Insurance Institute of Dublin. She is currently a member of the Central Bank Commission.
Welcoming the appointment, SCSI president Pauline Daly told The Irish Times: “The expertise and experience which Patricia has built up – in both the public and private sectors – will enable her to provide the society with the high calibre of leadership that will be necessary as it expands and develops over the coming years.”
Byron replaces Ciara Murphy, who was director general of the SCSI from 2007. Murphy has taken up a new role as director of the Bar Council of Ireland since November.
The SCSI is the largest representative body for property, construction and land professionals in Ireland with more than 5,000 members.