We are governed by a Board of voluntary non-executive Directors. None of our Directors receive payment of any kind for their service to the Irish Hospice Foundation. We value their expertise and guidance.To ensure transparency, at every Board meeting, Directors and senior managers present are asked to declare any conflict of interests with the IHF. Our Board meets 5 times a year and is advised by its own permanent sub-committees which are made up of Board members, IHF executives and, on occasion, external members:

  • Finance and Remuneration Sub-Committee (which has oversight on all salaries)
  • Research and Policy Advisory Sub-Committee
  • Fundraising Sub-Committee
  • Audit, Risk and Governance Sub-Committee
  • Education and Training Advisory Sub-Committee

Expert committees are set up from time to time to advise on specific matters.


Our Current Board of Directors

  • Jean McKiernan (Chairperson) – Background in Financial Services (formerly KPMG)
  • Jean Callanan – Strategic Consultant
  • Tony Condon– Former Director of Development at UCD Schools of Business & Law
  • Ita Mangan – Barrister and Chairperson of the Citizens Information Board
  • Geoff Moore – Partner with Arthur Cox
  • Maeve O’Reilly – Consultant in Palliative Medicine
  • Susan O’Reilly – Former Professor of Oncology and CEO of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group
  • Brendan O’Shea – GP
  • Gina Quin – President of the National College of Ireland
  • Anne-Marie Taylor – Former Senior Executive with Accenture

Our Board also oversees our standards of governance.  We operate to the highest standards of governance so as to maintain our credibility, independence and long-term sustainability, as demonstrated by our Charities Institute of Ireland triple lock badge below and as demonstrated here.



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