Elections of Officers

1st October 2017

An Taisce’s new Chairman and Board members.

In 2016 a revised constitution with articles and memoranda was drafted. The process stalled but one element was brought forward and a Nominations Committee was formed in 2017 to make recommendations to Council on the appointment of a Chairman and Board members with specific skills.

This way of working was proved effective and we now have the benefit of three new Board members and a 4th in progress.

The first to join us was John Pierce, previously responsible at senior executive level for strategic planning and marketing for a large global company. John started work on guiding us through the process of reviewing our vision for the organisation, to ensure we can prepare a strategic plan fit for the changing times we live in. It didn’t take us long to realise that John had all the qualities we might be looking for in a Chairman and we are very pleased to announce that John accepted our nomination and was duly elected with the unanimous support of the Board at the Council meeting that followed the AGM. Judy Osborne agreed to take the role of Vice-chair, Garrett Poynton remains as Treasurer and Karl Dowling has been nominated as Honorary Secretary to replace James Leahy who retired after 5 years in that voluntary role.

Other new board members are Chris Massi, fund raising consultant for many educational and medical institutions and Shane Bissett, experienced in property management and their health and safety issues.

Charles Stanley Smith, John Sweeney, Phil Kearney and Declan Murphy complete the current Board.

Biographies of our President and our Board Members can be seen here this page for short biographies of President and Board Members.