Geraldine Larkin has been at the helm of the National Standards Authority of Ireland(NSAI) since March 2017, where she leads the organisation in serving both business and citizen alike across a range of products and services. She has a history of building and sustaining successful organisations in the public sector and is a firm supporter of continuous improvement. She has a keen interest in using standards and regulation to support the growth of Irish industry. She is an effective influencer, decision maker, change agent and team builder. Previous to her role at NSAI, Geraldine was the first regulator of the private security industry where she drew heavily on Irish and European standards including the areas of security guarding, electronic security and cash conveyancing in order to regulate the developing industry. Subsequently, she oversaw the development of further mandatory standards for specialist aspects of private security services. She has also served as CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board, a commercial state organisation charged with regulating and developing the industry in Ireland. She was also CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board, a commercial semi-state organisation charged with regulating and developing the industry in Ireland. Prior to her experiences in the role of Chief Executive, Geraldine held a diverse portfolio of policy responsibilities including in the areas of policing, crime, anti-drug trafficking, criminal law, human rights and European law. Geraldine holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA – Technology) from the Open University.