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About Alan McDonnell

Institute of Directors in Ireland

Accredited Corporate Governance Assessor
Corporate Governance

“I have been advising organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors on corporate governance for over 15 years. In that time, I’ve seen a transformation in boardroom attitude to good governance practice that has evolved from widespread indifference to one of avid interest. I’ve also seen a transformation in the regulatory environment where expectations of high standards in governance has increased profoundly particularly for organisations in receipt of public funds.

My credentials in governance starts with my direct experience of serving on boards in all sectors. I currently serve as a member of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland where I also act as chair of its Finance, Audit & Risk Committee. I hold a UCD post-graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance; the IOD Diploma in Company Direction; and, the SWiFT 3000 Governance Assessor accreditation.

I am a founder of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland (CGAI) and chaired its special interest group in the voluntary sector that developed the Dochas Code of Governance for Development NGO’s. I served on the Working Group that developed and administered the Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charity sector. I’m a member of the NSAI Committee (TC30/SC01) providing Ireland’s input to the development of the ISO Governance of Organisations Guidance scheduled for publication in 2021. I also represent Ireland on the Advisory Board of London-based International Governance journal.

I put immense store on delivering value to my clients. And, doing so in a manner that goes beyond compliance with rules. My services are primarily designed to maximise board performance and thereby enhance the organisation’s ability to achieve its strategic objectives including SDGs and ESG oversight”.

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UCD Dublin

Corporate Governance Association of Ireland

Corporate Governance
Association of Ireland