The Board is supported in its work in the areas of strategy, governance, compliance and controls by a number of Sub-Committees. Membership of the Sub-Committees is made up of Board Members, external advisors with appropriate and relevant experience and members of the management team at Irish Guide Dogs.
Responsibility for oversight and review of a number of key areas has been delegated to the Sub-Committees. The Sub-Committee reports are considered by the Board of Directors at each meeting.
Audit, Risk, Compliance & Investment
The Audit, Risk, Compliance & Investment Sub-Committee have responsibility for review of Capital Management and Financial Reporting, Risk Management and Audit and Compliance matters.
Mr Eddie Murphy (Chair), Vice Chair of Board, Former MD and Chair Ford Ireland
Mr. Patrick Burke, Chair of Board
Dr. Dermot O’Mahony, City Life Wealth Advisors
Mr. Mark O’Sullivan, Aon Hewitt
Ms. Abina Kenneally, Quintas
Mr. Conor Simpson, IDA
Nominating and Governance
The Nominating and Governance Sub-Committee have responsibility for appointments to the Board of Directors, oversight and review of the activity of the Board and the executive in the delivery of the Vision Mission and Strategy along with the Goals and Objectives.
Ms. Jacqui Browne (Chair)
Mr. Alan Dukes, Retired Director, Former Leader Fine Gael
Ms. Barbara Clear, Board Member
Mr. Eddie Murphy, Vice Chair Board, Former MD and Chair Ford Ireland
Mr. Martin Gordon, Junior Counsel and Guide Dog Owner
Training and Development
The Training and Development Sub-Committee have responsibility for reviewing the performance of the organisations’ Client training and dog training functions against targets and service delivery objectives. The Sub-Committee provides important inputs on strategy and direction on all matters relating to services.
Mr. Tom Aplin (Chair), Board Member; Retired Director
Mr. Derry Walsh, Board Member, Financial Controller and Guide Dog Owner
Mr. Pat Costigan, former Board Member and Guide Dog Owner
Ms Terri Doyle, Board member and Assistance Dog Owner
Ms Tara Mullally
The Fundraising Sub-Committee have responsibility for review of the performance of the organisation’s fundraising activity. The Sub-Committee provides important input into strategic planning and development of fundraising activity.
Mr Nick Palmer (Chair), Board Member; Director Planning/Logistics/HR Manager at Kingston Technology International Ltd
Mr Patrick Burke, Board Vice-Chair
Ms Terri Doyle, Board Member and Assistance Dog Owner
Paula Cogan, Board Member