Rehab has today announced the appointment of its new chief executive, Mo Flynn, on a €140,000-a-year salary.
She take up the post with the charity on January 1, 2015.
Her predecessor, Angela Kerins, was paid a salary of €240,000 with a 6% payment towards her pension.
Mo Flynn is currently chief executive of Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services in Harold’s Cross and Blackrock in Dublin, a post she has held for eight years.
She previously held a range of senior management posts in health and community services in Ireland, the UK and Australia, including HSE national manager for older people.
She currently serves on the boards of CORU, the regulator for health and social care professionals; the Irish Gerontological Society, and is a council member of the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
Rehab chairman Seán Egan said: "I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mo Flynn as Chief Executive of Rehab.
"Mo is a person of enormous integrity and talent, whose track record in management and strategic leadership qualifies her especially well for this challenging role.
"Rehab is an exceptional organisation, and deserves an exceptional leader. The Board and I are committed to working with Mo and all our people in Rehab to deliver quality services, built around the needs of each individual, and the innovation that Rehab is known for.
"We will support this with governance structures that are robust and a culture of transparency which ensures the accountability that the people who use our services, our funders and the public deserve."
Mo Flynn said: "I am very proud and pleased to be appointed to the role of chief executive of Rehab.
"This is a unique opportunity to lead an organisation which supports thousands of people with disabilities and others with additional support needs to achieve their goals.
"I know that Rehab has among its people talented and dedicated professionals in a range of fields, who are united in their purpose to support people to achieve their goals and progress, and I look forward to working with them."
Mr Egan also indicated that the pay level of several senior posts within the management team of Rehab will be reduced effective from January 1, 2015.
"These salaries will now be below that of the incoming Chief Executive and any bonus arrangements that existed for the senior management team have been terminated," a Rehab statement read.
"These changes have been made in cooperation with the senior management team and represent an average base salary reduction of 18.5%.
"All senior salaries in Rehab over the level of €65,000 will be published annually, in line with the SORP accounting standards.
"Pay levels for the management team are set by the remuneration committee of the board, having regard to the scope of roles and comparable levels in other charities, NGOs and non-profit organisations."
Mr Egan said: "Rehab is making significant strides in its programme of transformation and change.
"We have now appointed a new board and Chief Executive and have progressed our journey of adopting new governance standards."