Our Committees

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Board Sub-Committees 2023 – 2024


Governance & Compliance

Fintan Foy (Chair), Pat McGillion, Ankita Ahluwalia, Fran Brennan (CEO), James Doorley, Jim Connolly.

Remit: The Committee devises policies and procedures for approval by the Board, and monitors their implementation. It also reviews all external factors affecting the organisation or with the potential to affect the organisation, including proposed, new or changed legislation, new or changed relationships between the organisation and other bodies, including funding bodies.

Service Quality & Safety

Frank Mitchell (Chair), Joyce Henderson, Roisin Nolan, Susan Dowling, Mary Byrne, Zaynab Salman.

Remit: The committee oversees service, quality and safety on behalf of the Board. The Committee endeavours to ensure that all services and supports provided to polio survivors are in accordance with the highest ethical, quality and safety standards.

Board Nominations

Macrina Clancy (Chair), Fintan Foy, James Doorley.

Remit: To ensure that the Board, and its duly appointed Sub-Committees, have access to persons with the necessary qualifications, skills, expertise and experience to guide the organisation in achieving its mission, and to ensure good governance. The Committee considers, evaluates and recommends to the Board the nomination of suitably skilled and qualified people as Board Nominated Directors.

Finance & Audit 

Miriam Kavanagh (Chair), Charlie Smith, Marie Hyland, Pat Ryan.

Remit: To oversee the effective financial management including financial risk management of Polio Survivors Ireland, to oversee the external audit and to audit the company’s internal financial controls and their effectiveness. The Committee agrees policies, procedures and reporting mechanisms relating to financial matters to make sure there is compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements, monitors compliance with the terms and conditions of public or private grants and ensures that financial reports comply with all statutory requirements and meet current best practice.

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