Patricia Byron appointed Director General of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland

Patricia Byron appointed Director General of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland

  • Press Release

06 January 2015 Conor O’Donovan, Director of Policy & Communications




Tuesday 6th January 2015. The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has announced the appointment of Ms. Patricia Byron as Director General designate of the SCSI.

Ms Byron, who is currently the CEO of the Injuries Board, will take up her new role next March.

Ms Byron has been in her current position since the Injuries Board was established in 2004. She previously worked in the insurance sector and is a former Chairperson of the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland and was the first female President of the Insurance Institute of Dublin.

She has served on the Board of the Institute of Public Administration and is a past Chairperson of the Association of Chief Executives of State Agencies. She is currently a member of the Central Bank Commission.

With over 5,000 members the SCSI is the leading independent professional body for construction, land and property professionals in Ireland. Welcoming her appointment, the President of the SCSI Pauline Daly said; “I am delighted to announce Patricia’s appointment. This is an important time for the Society and 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”.

Ms Byron said she was looking forward to working with the SCSI in the years ahead. “The Society plays a key role in the property, land and construction sectors whether it is representing and regulating its members or contributing to the development of public policy. I look forward to working closely with the Board, Council and Staff of the SCSI and the Society’s members across the country in consolidating and building on all it has achieved in recent years”.

Ms Byron replaces Ms Ciara Murphy who was DG from 2007 to 2014.


Note to Editor



The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is the independent professional body for Chartered Surveyors. The SCSI has grown in recent years through mergers and integration of other organisations to create a dynamic professional body which represents and regulates 5,000 members working in a wide range of disciplines. In 2011 it merged with the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute and last year the members of the former Irish Property and Facilities Management Association joined it.

The services provided by its members are diverse and include strategic advice on the economics, valuation, sales, law, technology, finance and management of all aspects of the construction, land and property industry.

In recent years, the SCSI has become increasingly involved in contributing to the development of public policy and debate on all aspects of the property and construction sectors.

The SCSI works in partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the internationally recognised professional body for professionals working in the construction, land and property sectors around the world. Maintaining the highest standards of competence and integrity among its members is at the heart of both organisations roles and functions.


About Patricia Byron

Patricia Byrons Insurance Reform Programme to tackle the spiralling cost of insurance which was impacting on business competitiveness. The establishment of the Board has resulted in a seismic shift in the personal injury landscape in Ireland.

By removing personal injury cases from unnecessary and costly litigation, the Board’s non-adversarial model has yielded savings of over €1bn, reduced the timeline for claims from 3 years to 7 months and delivered a 40% reduction in motor insurance premiums. Through its consumer friendly and accessible model, the Injuries Board delivers compensation awards in line with the Courts without the need for a Court appearance.

Patricia’s ten year tenure with the Board has seen the delivery of a transformative non-adversarial system of personal injury claims processing that significantly benefits society, businesses, the taxpayer and the Exchequer.



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