Early Conciliation: Reflections on Acas' Experience - Anne Sharp

Anne Sharp began her civil service career as an inspector in the Health and Safety Executive, before working on risk management policy in industries including railways, nuclear weapons, construction and offshore oil and gas. She then moved to Defra where she led fisheries management policy before becoming Director of National Climate Change and Energy.

From 2009 to February 2013 Anne reported to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales as Chief Executive Officer of the Judicial Office which supports judges and magistrates around the country.

Anne Sharp

In February 2013 she took up post as Chief Executive Officer of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas).

On Thursday 20th October 2016 Anne visited Northern Ireland and was welcomed at the Annual Public Meeting of the Labour Relations Agency held at the MAC in Belfast, where she delivered the annual Lecture on Employment Relations.  The focus of this year's lecture was on the ACAS experience of introducing the Early Conciliation Servcie across Great Britain.

A copy of the presentational slides can be viewed by clicking here.... 


Public Meeting, 26th November 2015: Marie Malon and Kieran Mulvey

The Labour Relations Agency held its Annual Meeting at the Spires Centre on Thursday 26th November 2015.

Speaking at the meeting were Marie Malon, Chair of the LRA and guest speaker Kieran Mulvey of the Labour Relations Commission and the Workplace Relations Commissions.

Marie introduced the meeting with her formal address which was followed by Kireran's lecture entitled “Dispute Resolution: Current Developments in Ireland and the E.U.”

Kieran Mulvey served as Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission from 1991 to 2016 and as Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission until June 2016. He is also an Honorary Professor within the School of Management at the Queens University, Belfast and Chairman of the Irish Sports Council.

Kieran Mulvey 

Kieran is former General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) and Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), as well as acting as a Consultant with the EU and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on matters relating to public management, human resources and industrial relations.

A Fellow of the Educational Institute of Scotland, Kieran holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the National University of Ireland and was recently conferred with the first Honorary Fellow of the CIPD.

A copy of Kieran's presentational slides can be viewed by clicking here...


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