Replacement for Conor Skehan found

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Michael Carey has been nominated by the Minister to replace the outspoken Skehan has chair of the Housing Agency, whose job is to advise the Minister on Housing policy amongst other matters. Carey until recently was chair of Bord Bia, and also runs a specialist food investment business with shareholdings in a number of private and public companies.

His background is in the food industry, he has been MD of several food companies in the UK, returned to Ireland and set up his own food company, won an entreperneur of the year award for this and subsequently sold this company. He is also involved with a charity in Haiti.

Clearly he brings an impressive resume in running food companies and was chair of Bord Bia for about 7 years. All this also spells out his lack of experience when it comes to housing matters. This presumably will be the main question asked by the Dail's cross party Housing Committee, as to why he should be the new chair.

The above is a very brief summary of what is known about Michael Carey and I wish him well. Is it wise though to be bringing in someone who, it would appear, knows little about the housing sector just as we're trying to get to grips with a problem that has been escalating for the past 5 years? Only time will tell. Thoughts?

https://merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/Minister_Murphy_nominates_Mr_Michael_Carey_as_Chair_Designate_of_the_Housing_Agency.html
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/michael-carey-getting-fired-may-have-been-one-of-my-best-moves-31066828.html
 


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Is it wise though to be bringing in someone who, it would appear, knows little about the housing sector just as we're trying to get to grips with a problem that has been escalating for the past 5 years? Only time will tell. Thoughts?

https://merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/Minister_Murphy_nominates_Mr_Michael_Carey_as_Chair_Designate_of_the_Housing_Agency.html
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/michael-carey-getting-fired-may-have-been-one-of-my-best-moves-31066828.html
Is it wise? Well, given that this is a massive national crisis it would have been much better to have got someone who is knowledgeable about housing and can address this emergency in an effective manner.
 
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I reckon that most of the skills will transfer to the new job. Once he's briefed on what the position requires, he seems an ideal candidate; private sector successes coupled with a seven year tenure at the head of a beaurocracy...and untainted by the construction sector.
 

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Housing Agency cant tell the government how many houses were built last year.

It also doesnt know how many houses need to be built.

That might be a good starting point for the new head.
 

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Michael Carey has been nominated by the Minister to replace the outspoken Skehan has chair of the Housing Agency, whose job is to advise the Minister on Housing policy amongst other matters. Carey until recently was chair of Bord Bia, and also runs a specialist food investment business with shareholdings in a number of private and public companies.

His background is in the food industry, he has been MD of several food companies in the UK, returned to Ireland and set up his own food company, won an entreperneur of the year award for this and subsequently sold this company. He is also involved with a charity in Haiti.

Clearly he brings an impressive resume in running food companies and was chair of Bord Bia for about 7 years. All this also spells out his lack of experience when it comes to housing matters. This presumably will be the main question asked by the Dail's cross party Housing Committee, as to why he should be the new chair.

The above is a very brief summary of what is known about Michael Carey and I wish him well. Is it wise though to be bringing in someone who, it would appear, knows little about the housing sector just as we're trying to get to grips with a problem that has been escalating for the past 5 years? Only time will tell. Thoughts?

https://merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/Minister_Murphy_nominates_Mr_Michael_Carey_as_Chair_Designate_of_the_Housing_Agency.html
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/michael-carey-getting-fired-may-have-been-one-of-my-best-moves-31066828.html
Well, the housing experts have been doing such a good job so far...
 

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At some point he acquired Jacobs and subsequently closed the Jacobs factory with many job losses, the source of several comments or complaints elsewhere.

From memory I think Skehan suggested a replacement with MD skills, whereas Skehan a college lecturer amongst other things, appeared very caught up in policy.

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If the so called "Men in White Coats" can't run the asylum , why not let the "Lunatics" take over.I assume this person appointed has "ties" with someone in govt or in a Govt Dept or high up in the Civil Service.This is how cronyism works and how incestuous the whole culture is in Ireland.The more things change, the more they stay the same.I really did not expect any different.Experience or no experience means nothing it is all about belonging to the "tribe" that are in charge.
 

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Michael Carey has been nominated by the Minister to replace the outspoken Skehan has chair of the Housing Agency, whose job is to advise the Minister on Housing policy amongst other matters. Carey until recently was chair of Bord Bia, and also runs a specialist food investment business with shareholdings in a number of private and public companies.

His background is in the food industry, he has been MD of several food companies in the UK, returned to Ireland and set up his own food company, won an entreperneur of the year award for this and subsequently sold this company. He is also involved with a charity in Haiti.

Clearly he brings an impressive resume in running food companies and was chair of Bord Bia for about 7 years. All this also spells out his lack of experience when it comes to housing matters. This presumably will be the main question asked by the Dail's cross party Housing Committee, as to why he should be the new chair.

The above is a very brief summary of what is known about Michael Carey and I wish him well. Is it wise though to be bringing in someone who, it would appear, knows little about the housing sector just as we're trying to get to grips with a problem that has been escalating for the past 5 years? Only time will tell. Thoughts?

https://merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/Minister_Murphy_nominates_Mr_Michael_Carey_as_Chair_Designate_of_the_Housing_Agency.html
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/michael-carey-getting-fired-may-have-been-one-of-my-best-moves-31066828.html
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57mHousing minister appoints Michael Carey as new chairman of Housing Agency. What housing experience has he? Don't know, but he's a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and chairman of Soul of Haiti (whose "partners" include Buckley's Haven and O'Brien's Digicel).
https://www.soulofhaiti.ie/about-us/who-we-are/ https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative/commitments/brands-good
 
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Makes sense given the Haiti connection.

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how did michael carey get involved in haiti?

http://cycle4haiti.com/index.php/soul-haiti/
Background

The Soul of Haiti Foundation was established when a group of entrepreneurs and finalists of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year travelled to Haiti in 2007. These entrepreneurs set up a number of small humanitarian projects in the South of Haiti. The entrepreneurs returned to Haiti in 2008 and subsequently established a Board of Directors to carry out the Foundations mission.
This Board, chaired by Michael Carey, have been involved with the projects since 2007 and more recently have been involved in assisting with the coordination of the CGI Haiti ActionNetwork. Michael Carey acts as rapporteur of the Industry & Enterprise Group in the CGI Haiti Action Network. Damien Meaney is the Country Director based in Haiti.
History/Milestones


  • June 2007 Established following the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year CEO Retreat to Haiti
and guess who is judge, DOB!
 
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At some point he acquired Jacobs and subsequently closed the Jacobs factory with many job losses, the source of several comments or complaints elsewhere.

From memory I think Skehan suggested a replacement with MD skills, whereas Skehan a college lecturer amongst other things, appeared very caught up in policy.

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Jacob's Factory Closure 2008 RTÉ Archives | Work | Jacob's Factory Closure

Skehan when he initially turned down the reappointment said
The budget when I started was about €3m, and this year it will be €103m, which requires very different corporate governance skills”.
Solving the wicked problem - Surveyors Journal
 
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seems to be involved in something called food for simon via food industry https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/michael-carey-irish-business-leaders-rise-to-challenge-of-giving-a-little-to-make-big-difference-29383212.html
How It Works • Food For Simon was established in 2009 by Michael Carey with the objective to reduce costs of products and services at Simon Community. • The programme originally included food products only. However, it was later recognised that the programme could be expanded to include other costs, such as ..
https://issuu.com/retailnews/docs/rn_jan_feb_pp44
 

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Michael Carey has been nominated by the Minister to replace the outspoken Skehan has chair of the Housing Agency, whose job is to advise the Minister on Housing policy amongst other matters. Carey until recently was chair of Bord Bia, and also runs a specialist food investment business with shareholdings in a number of private and public companies.

His background is in the food industry, he has been MD of several food companies in the UK, returned to Ireland and set up his own food company, won an entreperneur of the year award for this and subsequently sold this company. He is also involved with a charity in Haiti.

Clearly he brings an impressive resume in running food companies and was chair of Bord Bia for about 7 years. All this also spells out his lack of experience when it comes to housing matters. This presumably will be the main question asked by the Dail's cross party Housing Committee, as to why he should be the new chair.

The above is a very brief summary of what is known about Michael Carey and I wish him well. Is it wise though to be bringing in someone who, it would appear, knows little about the housing sector just as we're trying to get to grips with a problem that has been escalating for the past 5 years? Only time will tell. Thoughts?



https://merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/Minister_Murphy_nominates_Mr_Michael_Carey_as_Chair_Designate_of_the_Housing_Agency.html
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/michael-carey-getting-fired-may-have-been-one-of-my-best-moves-31066828.html

Wait, what? You jest surely?

The problem is FG see no problem. It's about making money for them and there's. That's going swell.
Housing crisis = High demand
No money to rent? Tax payer assistance cha ching!
Not enough to buy? Tax payer assistance cha ching!
Record growing cost of emergency accommodation? Just the price of doing business and....Tax payer! cha ching!
 

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At some point he acquired Jacobs and subsequently closed the Jacobs factory with many job losses, the source of several comments or complaints elsewhere.

From memory I think Skehan suggested a replacement with MD skills, whereas Skehan a college lecturer amongst other things, appeared very caught up in policy.

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Jacobs was one of the casualties of the uncompetitive nature of Ireland's economy. It might be truer to say that production was moved off-shore. We have some of their products in our cupboards. Along with some East Coast Bakehouse bikkies!

Brexit might bring Kimberly, Mikado, and Coconut Creams, back to Ireland.
 


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