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The Company is a Limited Company and is governed by an Independent Board of Directors. It has signed up to comply with the Code of Governance - a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. Click here to see more about the code.
The Directors of the Company are:

Mr. James Nugent S.C., Chairman    

James Nugent B.C.L. S.C. practised as a barrister from 1969 until he retired in 2005.  He was also called to the Bar of England (1975) and New South Wales (1993).
He has extensive experience of governance in the voluntary sector.  He has chaired the Boards of the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street (1985-1993), Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross (2003-2010), St. Andrew’s National School, Curragha, Co Meath (1993-1996), The General Council of the Bar of Ireland (1993-1995) and Faoiseamh (2006-2011).
He has also served on the Board of the Central Remedial Clinic, The Glencree Peace Centre, The Judicial Advisory Board, The Broadcasting Complaints Tribunal and Mount Anville Educational Trust.
He is currently a member of the Safeguarding Children Committee of the Diocese of Meath.

Mr Walter Hobbs    

Walter Hobbs is a Commerce graduate from University College, Dublin, and a Chartered Accountant by profession.  For many years he has been active in the corporate finance, private equity and venture capital arenas.  In that capacity, he has served on many company boards in several sectors of the economy.  
Walter’s voluntary sector activities include the Chair of the Board of Management of St Patrick’s Boys’ National School (Foxrock, Co. Dublin), Chairman of Beaumont Hospital Foundation and a member of the finance advisory board of the Irish Ursuline Union.
He served for a number of years on the Council of Catholic Youth Care and as a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Irish Episcopal Conference.

Ms. Marian Shanley  

Marian is a Solicitor by profession and acted as legal adviser to the Ferns Inquiry and was a Commissioner on the Commission for Inquiry into Child Abuse (The Ryan Commission). She was also a member of the Law Reform Commission from 2002 - 2012.
She is Chairperson of the Board of Management for St. Mary’s College, Rathmines. Chairperson of the Advisory Panel for the Spiritan Order in Ireland and Chairperson of the Rights Enhancement Committee for Autism Ireland.
She is consultant with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.

Ms. Maureen Browne   

Maureen Browne is a health analyst, journalist and communications consultant, who has worked in the health area for many years.
She is proprietor of Hartcliffe Communications, columnist with the "Irish Medical News", Managing Editor of "The Consultant" and Editor of "Health Manager".
She has previously been National Communications Director with the HSE and Editor of the Irish Medical Times. She was appointed by the Government to the Second Commission on the Status of Women and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Worth Library

Mr. Michael Duffy    

Michael Duffy is the CEO of the Royal Dublin Society.  Michael has held this position since 2004 and was formerly head of An Bord Bia and is a graduate of UCD and INSEAD Business School in France.  He has previously served in senior roles in IDA Ireland

Most Rev. John Fleming D.D  

Most Rev. John Fleming was ordained as Bishop of Killala on 7 th April 2002.  His episcopal responsibilities include Finance Secretary of the Episcopal  Conference and a Member of the Standing Committee, member of the Episcopal Commission for Planning Communications and Resources, member of the Council for Governance, and Chairman of the Council for Finance and General Purposes.

Most Rev. Liam MacDaid D.D.   

Most Rev. Liam MacDaid was ordained as Bishop of Clogher on 25 July 2010.  He has replaced Most Rev. William Lee on the Board of Directors of Towards Healing.  Previously, Bishop MacDaid was Chairman of the Council of Priests of Clogher Diocese (1989-1996), Diocesan Secretary and Chancellor of the Diocese and, on 27 th February 2002, was appointed as Chaplain of His Holiness by Pope John Paul II.

Sr. Peggy Collins
Peggy Collins is a Mercy Sister.   She has ministered in education at Primary, Secondary and Adult levels.  Before coming to her present role as Provincial in 2007 she was co-ordinator of a Family Resource Centre in Bedford Row in Limerick City. She is a member of the executive of CORI.

Fr. Eamon Aylward
Fr. Eamon, a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, hails from Dublin and is an IMU representative on the Board.  Professed in 1966, ordained in 1972, he spent his early years as a priest working in England before serving for nine years as Provincial of the Ireland England Province. This was followed by eleven years as a missionary in Mozambique before returning to Ireland in 2004.  In recent years he has served six years as Executive Secretary of the IMU and as Acting Director of World Missions Ireland for almost two years.


Sr. Anne Ryan
Sr Anne Ryan is a member of the Columban Sisters.  During her time in Hong Kong she worked as a nurse, hospital chaplain and psychotherapist.  She was Congregational Leader from 2005 – 2011, during that time she initiated and oversaw the preparation of the Congregational Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.  She is currently assigned to the Columban Sisters community in Tallaght.





 
 
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