The governing body of the Institute is its Council (Board of Directors) which includes senior partners from professional services firms, leading executives at publicly listed companies, experts from education and the public service, and our Chief Executive.

The role of Council is to oversee the strategic direction and governance of the Institute. Council is made up of 18 elected members, 2 co-opted members and the Chief Executive. In addition to the 21 Council members, the Immediate Past President is an ex officio member of Council who is entitled to attend and speak at Council meetings until the AGM following that, at which they ceased to hold office.

The members of the 2019-2020 Council are:

Frank Mitchell


Sandra Clarke

Deputy President

Karen Frawley


Marie Bradley

Immediate Past President

Peadar Andrews

Brian Brennan

Colm Browne

Oonagh Carney

Stephen Gahan

Amanda Jayne Comyn

Ian Collins

Aileen Keogan

Martin Lambe

Chief Executive

Laura Lynch

Aoife Lavan

Sarah Meredith

Colm O’Callaghan

Tom Reynolds

Kieran Twomey

Shane Wallace