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Rehab Appoints New Chief Executive


Rehab has today (Thursday 30 October) announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Ms. Mo Flynn, who will take up the post with the charity on 1 January 2015.

Mo Flynn is currently chief executive of Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services in Harold’s Cross and Blackrock in Dublin, a post she has held for eight years. She previously held a range of senior management posts in health and community services in Ireland, the UK and Australia, including HSE national manager for older people. She has significant experience of providing quality services and leading change, innovation and strategic development. She currently serves on the boards of CORU, the regulator for health and social care professionals; the Irish Gerontological Society, and is a council member of the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology.

Seán Egan, Chairman of Rehab, said, “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mo Flynn as Chief Executive of Rehab. Mo is a person of enormous integrity and talent, whose track record in management and strategic leadership qualifies her especially well for this challenging role.

“Rehab is an exceptional organisation, and deserves an exceptional leader. The Board and I are committed to working with Mo and all our people in Rehab to deliver quality services, built around the needs of each individual, and the innovation that Rehab is known for. We will support this with governance structures that are robust and a culture of transparency which ensures the accountability that the people who use our services, our funders and the public deserve.”

Mo Flynn said, “I am very proud and pleased to be appointed to the role of Chief Executive of Rehab. This is a unique opportunity to lead an organisation which supports thousands of people with disabilities and others with additional support needs to achieve their goals. I know that Rehab has among its people talented and dedicated professionals in a range of fields, who are united in their purpose to support people to achieve their goals and progress, and I look forward to working with them.”

The salary for the new Chief Executive will be €140,000. Other terms of appointment are included in the Notes to Editors below.

Seán Egan also indicated that the pay level of several senior posts within the management team of Rehab will be reduced effective from 1 January 2015. These salaries will now be below that of the incoming Chief Executive and any bonus arrangements that existed for the senior management team have been terminated. These changes have been made in cooperation with the senior management team and represent an average base salary reduction of 18.5 per cent.

All senior salaries in Rehab over the level of €65,000 will be published annually, in line with the SORP accounting standards. Pay levels for the management team are set by the remuneration committee of the board, having regard to the scope of roles and comparable levels in other charities, NGOs and non-profit organisations.

Seán Egan continued “Rehab is making significant strides in its programme of transformation and change. We have now appointed a new board and Chief Executive and have progressed our journey of adopting new governance standards. I would like to thank sincerely all those who have expressed their support for our change process – elected representatives, our funders, our partners and customers, our supporters locally and nationally, our employees and most importantly the people who use our services and their families. There is much to be proud of in Rehab and we continue to work hard to provide high-quality services which make a real impact in the lives of thousands of people with disabilities.

Notes to Editors

The pay level for the new Chief Executive has been set by the remuneration committee of the Rehab Group Board having regard to the scope of the role and comparable salaries in other charities in Ireland. As the Chief Executive will be required to travel extensively throughout Ireland to Rehab’s over 100 sites a mid-size company car will be provided. The Chief Executive will become a member of the Rehab Group general employee defined contribution pension scheme. This is a permanent post. There is no bonus payment and no other allowance or other fee payable. Expenses incurred wholly and necessarily in the course of duty will be reimbursed on a vouched basis, and will be subject to the control of the Rehab Group Board’s audit and quality committee, as with all senior management and board expenses. These will be published annually. Rehab will publish annually all salaries over €65,000 in bands of €10,000, in line with the SORP reporting practices recommended for charities.

About Rehab

Rehab is group of charities and not-for-profit companies which work towards a world where every person has the opportunity to achieve their potential. Over 3,200 staff members provide high-quality health and social care, training and education, and rehabilitation, employment and commercial services in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, Poland, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia. The people who currently use Rehab’s services include young people and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, people with mental health difficulties, people with autism and people with an acquired brain injury. A range of essential services is also provided to older people, carers and others who are marginalised including people who require supports to enter or re-enter the workforce. Every year, tens of thousands of people and their families benefit from the supports provided by Rehab in more than 260 locations. For more information see

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