Peter Mullan was appointed Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála, on 23rd January 2024.
He was first appointed as a temporary Board member in January 2023 and was appointed to the role of interim chairperson in September 2023.
A solicitor by profession he joined the public service in 2012 following almost 20 years in private practice as a solicitor specialising in criminal law and litigation.
Peter joined An Bord Pleanála from the Courts Service where he was an Assistant Secretary, having responsibility for Circuit and District Courts Operations since 2018.
Prior to that, he was Assistant Secretary in the Department of Justice and Equality for a number of years and Chief Prosecution Solicitor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, his first role in the Public Service.