Rehab CEO steps down

Angela Kerins has announced that she will step down from her position as Rehab CEO.

Ms. Kerins, who has recently been at the centre of a storm over executive salary levels in the charity sector, said she had become increasingly concerned in recent months about the toll the controversy has taken on the Rehab Group and on her family.

In statement to Rehab staff, Kerins said:

In recent months, I have become increasingly concerned about the toll that public controversy has taken on the Rehab Group and my own family. While I have dedicated my energies and ability to growing and developing the Rehab Group for the last 22 years I am of the view that it is in the best interests of all concerned that I step down at this time.In doing so I hope the organisation can focus its entire energies on its core activity of developing and delivering services to people with disabilities and others who are disadvantaged. I want to thank my many colleagues for their great support throughout my time in Rehab. I wish everyone, the people who work for Rehab and the people who use its services, all the very best.

In February, Rehab Group confirmed that Kerins was paid a salary of €240,000 and a 6pc pension contribution.

Ms. Kerins, who has been chief executive of Rehab for seven years and has worked with the organization since 1991. Ms. Kerins is scheduled to appear before the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday 10 April.

The Rehab Group receives around €80m a year in State funding.