Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Board of Tusla Appoints New Chief Executive

Friday, 28th June 2019: The Chairperson of Tusla – Child and Family Agency, Pat Rabbitte has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

Speaking about the appointment, Mr Rabbitte said: “I am very pleased to announce that at its meeting today, the Tusla Board appointed Bernard Gloster as Chief Executive for a period of five years. I believe that Mr Gloster is eminently equipped for this challenging role due to his skills, experience and professional commitment. He has many years’ experience as a senior health service manager, and is currently Chief Officer of the HSE Mid-West.”

Having originally trained as a social care worker, Mr Gloster worked for a number of years in child care services when it was located in the health system. For the past 16 years, he has been a senior health service manager holding briefs in both acute hospitals and community healthcare services. Mr Gloster will take up his role in September.

Commenting on his appointment Mr Gloster said: “It is a privilege to have been chosen by the Board of Tusla to lead the Agency in the next phase of its development. Tusla comes with a talented workforce and many stakeholders, making this a role I very much look forward to taking up, as we strive for improved supports and services in child protection and welfare, and family support services for families who need us.”

 

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Biography

Bernard Gloster is currently Chief Officer of the HSE Mid-West.  For more than 30 years he has worked in, or managed every operational part of the HSE health and personal social services system.

Originally trained as a social care worker, he worked for a number of years in child care services when it was located in the health system.  For the past 16 years, he has been a senior health service manager holding briefs in both acute hospitals and community healthcare services.

In addition to his social care training he holds an MBA and this summer is completing a Masters Degree Programme MSc (Mgmt). 

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