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34 2009

National Asset Management Agency Act 2009

Chapter 3

Chief Executive Officer

Appointment of first Chief Executive Officer.

37 .— (1) The Minister, after consultation with the Chief Executive of the NTMA and the Chairperson of NAMA, shall appoint as the first Chief Executive Officer of NAMA a person who is, in the Minister’s opinion, suitably qualified.

(2) A person shall not be appointed under subsection (1) if he or she is disqualified from being appointed to the Board.

(3) Upon appointment as Chief Executive Officer, the person so appointed shall be appointed as a member of the staff of the NTMA if he or she is not already such a member. The term of office, remuneration, allowances and other terms and conditions (including the provision of superannuation benefits) of appointment of the Chief Executive Officer shall be determined in accordance with sections 7(2) and 8 of the National Treasury Management Agency Act 1990 .

(4) The Chief Executive Officer is not a civil servant within the meaning of the Civil Service Regulation Act 1956 .

Chief Executive Officer’s functions.

38 .— (1) The Chief Executive Officer shall manage and control generally the administration and business of NAMA and the staff assigned to it, and shall perform any other functions conferred on him or her by or under this Act or by the Board.

(2) The Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the Board for the performance of his or her functions and the implementation of NAMA’s strategic targets and objectives.

(3) Such of the functions of the Chief Executive Officer as he or she may from time to time specify, with the consent of the Board, may be performed by an officer or officers of NAMA authorised by the Chief Executive Officer for that purpose. A reference in a provision of this Act to the Chief Executive Officer includes any officer so authorised.

(4) The functions of the Chief Executive Officer may be performed during his or her absence or when the position of Chief Executive Officer is vacant by an officer of NAMA designated for that purpose by the Board. A reference in a provision of this Act to the Chief Executive Officer includes any officer so designated.

(5) The Chief Executive Officer is the person who is accountable for the purposes of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993 .

Resignation of Chief Executive Officer.

39 .— The Chief Executive Officer may resign his or her office by letter addressed to the Minister. The resignation takes effect on the date specified in the letter or when the Minister receives the letter, whichever is the later.

Removal of Chief Executive Officer from office.

40 .— (1) The Chief Executive Officer ceases to hold that office if he or she—

(a) is adjudicated bankrupt,

(b) makes a composition or arrangement with creditors,

(c) is convicted of an indictable offence in relation to a company,

(d) is convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty, or

(e) is disqualified or restricted from being a director of a company.

(2) The Minister may remove the Chief Executive Officer from office by reasonable notice in writing if—

(a) in the Minister’s opinion, the Chief Executive Officer—

(i) is not adequately performing his or her functions, whether because of incapacity through illness or injury or otherwise,

(ii) has contravened section 30 or 31 , or

(iii) has committed misconduct specified in the written notice,

(b) in the Minister’s opinion, a material conflict of interest has arisen in relation to the Chief Executive Officer, or

(c) his or her removal appears to the Minister to be necessary or expedient for the effective performance by NAMA of its functions.

(3) If the Chief Executive Officer dies, resigns, retires, becomes disqualified or is removed from office, the Board, after consulting the Minister and the Chief Executive of the NTMA, shall appoint another person to fill the vacancy so occasioned.

(4) An appointment pursuant to subsection (3) may be for all or a specified part of the term of office of the person replaced.

(5) In the circumstances mentioned in subsection (3), and without prejudicing the Board’s powers under that subsection, the Board may appoint a person to perform the duties of the Chief Executive Officer temporarily. The duration of such an appointment, and the terms under which the person appointed holds that office, shall be as the Board determines at the time of appointment.