PAI Consulting Services
Public Affairs Ireland (PAI) has been providing high quality information, education and training and support services to its predominantly public sector client base since 2002. We have been providing consultancy services on a request basis from time to time but have now co-ordinated these activities into a new unit with a dedicated and widely experienced managing partner at its head.
Some of our directors are former senior public service officials with some 70 years experience between them. They held senior managerial positions during a prolonged period of change management and modernization throughout the Irish public service. Many of the internal structures that they helped to establish are still in place.
Our core consulting strength lies in the experience and knowledge base of our team. We can call upon experienced current and former public servants, legal experts, economists, HR experts, project managers and procurement experts, etc, as required. Our associates have worked in various countries in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe etc, on behalf of the OECD, the IMF/World bank, and the EU.
With immediate access to a wide network of leading experts in their fields, we can provide high-quality training that is unparalleled in terms of understanding the needs and perspective of the public sector in the conduct of its business. We provide specialised public sector consulting services, on-site training, technical assistance and training/study visits in Ireland across a range of disciplines, including:
- Policy-making and co-ordination
- Civil service legislation
- Management issues including human resource management
- Fiscal management
- Audit (including internal audit) and expenditure control
- Public procurement
- Project management
Our approach is to bring together the best professionals for a particular project under the leadership and direction of PAI Consulting Services. While different experts will be used depending on the project, the core attribute of providing focused pertinent expertise and value for money remains constant.
It is a flexible and dynamic approach aimed at ensuring the client receives the best seamless service with a public sector orientation. We have systematic quality control procedures in place including evaluation and review procedures to ensure consistency of excellence and client satisfaction in everything we do.
Managing Partner, PAI Consulting Services
Don Bergin is a former senior official in the Department of Finance, Ireland. In his career in the Civil Service, Don had responsibility for Public Private Partnerships, Government Procurement policy, Privatisation policy, Corporate governance issues, budgetary issues, and he was particularly associated with the development of the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin. Don Bergin holds an MEd in Public Administration from Trinity College Dublin, ACCA dip. Accounting and Finance, BA and HdEd from UCD and is a member of the Institute of Directors.
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