Josephine Feehily

Josephine Feehily is Chair of the Policing Authority of Ireland and a former career civil servant. She was Chairman of the Office of the Revenue Commissioners – the Irish Tax and Customs agency - from 2008 to 2015. She served in a range of roles in Revenue before being appointed as a Revenue Commissioner in 1998, the first woman to hold this position in Ireland. During her Revenue career, Josephine was Chair of the World Customs Organisation for three years, and Chair of the OECD Forum for Tax Administration – a forum of leaders of advanced Tax Authorities. She also served in a range of positions in the then Department of Social Welfare and the Pensions Board, was an independent member of the Labour Relations Commission from 2000 to 2006 and contributed to many civil service reform initiatives during her career. Josephine is a graduate of the National College of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin. In 2016 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Limerick.