Further Education and Training Act 2013

10.

Membership of An tSeirbhís.

10.— (1) An tSeirbhís shall consist of the following members that is to say—

( a) a chairperson, and

( b) 12 ordinary members (including the person to whom subsection (8) of section 23 applies).

(2) The chairperson of An tSeirbhís shall be appointed by the Minister from among persons who in the Minister’s opinion have experience of, and expertise in relation to—

( a) matters connected with the functions of An tSeirbhís, or

( b) matters connected with finance, trade, commerce, corporate governance or public administration.

(3) Of the ordinary members of An tSeirbhís (other than the person to whom subsection (8) of section 23 applies)—

( a) 8 shall be appointed by the Minister, following consultation by him or her with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the Minister for Social Protection, from among persons who in the opinion of the Minister have experience of, and expertise in relation to—

(i) matters connected with the functions of An tSeirbhís, or

(ii) matters connected with finance, trade, commerce, corporate governance or public administration,

( b) 2 shall be appointed by the Minister, following their nomination by the Minister for Social Protection from among persons who in the opinion of the Minister have experience of, and expertise in relation to, the matters referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii) of paragraph (a),

( c) one shall be appointed by the Minister from among persons who in his or her opinion are representative of the interests of persons who are, for the time being, in receipt of further education and training.

(4) The chairperson of An tSeirbhís shall hold office for such period not exceeding 5 years from the date of his or her appointment, as the Minister shall determine.

(5) Subject to subsection (6), each ordinary member of An tSeirbhís (other than the person to whom subsection (8) of section 23 applies) shall hold office for such period not exceeding 5 years from the date of his or her appointment, as the Minister shall determine.

(6) Of the ordinary members of An tSeirbhís (other than the person to whom subsection (8) of section 23 applies) first appointed after the commencement of this section—

( a) such 3 members as the Minister shall determine shall hold office for the period of 3 years from the date of their appointment,

( b) such 4 members as the Minister shall determine shall hold office for the period of 4 years from the date of their appointment, and

( c) such 4 members as the Minister shall determine shall hold office for the period of 5 years from the date of their appointment.

(7) Subject to subsection (8) , a member of An tSeirbhís whose term of office expires by the effluxion of time shall be eligible for reappointment to An tSeirbhís.

(8) A member of An tSeirbhís who has served 2 terms of office shall not be eligible for reappointment to An tSeirbhís, and any period during which a person serves as a member of An tSeirbhís pursuant to an appointment under section 12 shall be deemed for the purposes of this subsection to be a term of office.