Ireland

The 30% Club Ireland officially launched in January 2015, with a goal to achieve better gender balance at all levels in leading Irish businesses. The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards and executive leadership not only encourages better leadership and governance, but further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders.  The initiative is complementary to individual company efforts and existing networking groups, adding to these through collaboration and the visible commitment of senior business leaders. Over 200 Irish Chairs and CEOs of leading businesses are supporters of the 30% Club Ireland. These leaders are committed to accelerating gender balance in their organisations through voluntary actions.

The 30% Club is a collaborative business-led effort to make real change in Ireland, aiming towards 30% female representation in senior management by 2020.

30% Club Ireland - Booklet 2019

The third pillar of the 30% Club Strategy focuses on supporting talent through custom initiatives such as the STEM Teacher Training Intern programme, Executive Education Scholarships, and our Mentoring Programme. See video below.

Breaking news:

Supporting Balance for Better Business – Second Report December 2019

The Balance for Better Business group has launched its second report, updating on progress against gender balance targets set out for Boards of Listed Companies in May of this year.  Across the ISEQ 20 companies progress has been positive and the gap between Ireland and the EU equivalent has narrowed on foot of this progress.  However, progress outside of the ISEQ 20 has been limited and for some listed companies has remain unchanged.

This second report has extended the review to now include targets for senior management teams.   In addition, the scope of the review has also been widened to include gender balance targets at board and senior management levels for Private Companies.

The 30% Club Ireland has long been campaigning for such measures and has always focused on gender balance at senior decision making levels across all organisations operating in Ireland .   We welcome the latest version of the Balance for Better Business review and, in particular, we are very pleased that the review has:

 - Continued to recognise the importance of organisations being accountable for their own progress, in the recommendation for targets rather than prescribed quotas
 - Highlighted progress against targets by the ISEQ 20 firms to 25.3%, and improvement of gender balance across all Irish Listed companies to 19.1%
 - Expanded the focus to include private companies, which are a key sector of the Irish economy
 - Broadened the focus to include senior executive teams, particularly as the c-suite is the talent pipeline for CEO and Board positions. 
 - Outlined the need for practical tools and supports and called out groups such as the 30% Club and initiatives like our Board and Executive Resourcing Code which we launched in April, as useful for progress

The 30% Club Ireland continues to support members as they put plans in place to deliver on the review recommendations.

For more information on the Review and how we plan to support organisations in delivering on the requirements, contact Gillian Harford, Country Executive 30% Club Ireland.  gillian@gharford.ie

To see the full reports

December 2019 Report 2 click here

May 2019 Report 1 click here

 

 

Latest news:

At the annual CEO and Chairs Conference on 8 February 2019: the Irish Chapter were very privileged to announce that Professor Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, and Dr Martin McAleese, Chancellor, Dublin City University, have become joint patrons of the 30% Club in Ireland.. Speaking at the conference the former President said;

“Martin and I have always worked as a partnership and supported each other throughout our careers. Becoming patrons of the 30% Club to promote gender diversity is something we are both equally passionate about. Achieving real progress on gender diversity, is equally about men and women working together for change. Gender equality is a rising tide of talent, appreciation of all skill, and opportunity for all.”

Speaking about the announcement, Carol Andrews, 30% Club Ireland Country lead and a Managing Director at BNY Mellon Ireland said;

“The 30% Club Ireland is honoured to have Mary and Martin McAleese become our joint patrons. Their patronage illustrates clearly the standing the 30% Club now has in Irish life and embodies our view that improved gender representation is based on men and women working together for change. Their support is indicative of their combined passion and commitment to supporting diversity as an important means to achieve a better Ireland.”

Latest reports:

In February 2020 the 30% Club Ireland, in conjunction with Ibec and DCU released our Women in Management report.  This is the fifth and final report monitoring and reporting on progress in the advancement of gender balance across Irish employers over the period 2015 - 2020.  We hope this final chapter in our research will be useful to all organisations in assessing the competitive landscape in Ireland and that we can continue to deliver the range of diverse talent that will support the future success and sustainability of the Irish economy.  Click here to read the report in full.

In January 2018, the 30% Club Ireland Financial Services Sub Committee released a report on Women in Financial Services in Ireland. Please click here for link.

30% Club Ireland submissions:

Gender Pay Gap submission - October 2017

National Women's Strategy submission - January 2017

Public Consultation for the Career Guidance Review

Related blogs:

Carol Andrews, 30% Ireland country lead, asks the question "Are leaders born or made?", please click here.

Related podcasts:

Gender pay gap podcast with Steering Committee member Gillian Harford, please click here.

Women in Leadership podcast with Steering Committee member Brid Horan, please click here.

Banking on Women podcast with Steering Committee member Carol Andrews and Angie Mezzetti, please click here.

Women in Leadership podcast with Gillian Harford on AIB Equality Initiatives. Gillian is on the Steering Committee for the Financial Services Group in 30% Club. Please click here for link to podcast.

For general enquiries, please email: 30percentclubireland@bnymellon.com

@30percentclubie


Members


  • Supporter 

    Julian Yarr

    A&L Goodbody

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    Caitriona Allis

    ACCA Ireland

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    Alastair Blair

    Accenture

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    Marius Smyth

    AdRoll

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    Bernard Byrne

    AIB

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    Colin Hunt

    AIB

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    Mickael Melaye

    Airbus

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    Shane Doyle

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

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    Paul Coffey

    Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland

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    Sean McGrath

    Allianz

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    Frank Mee

    Allianz Worldwide Care

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    Mark Redmond

    American Chamber of Commerce

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    David McRedmond

    An Post

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    Rachael Ingle

    Aon Hewitt

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    Donal O'Brien

    Aramark Ireland

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    Ciarán Bolger

    Arthur Cox

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    Eoghan Lynch

    Arup

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    Kevin Toland

    Aryzta Eurpoe & APAC

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    Elaine Coughlan

    Atlantic Bridge Capital

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    Aaron Forde

    Aurivo

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    John Quinlan

    Aviva Ireland

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    Francesca McDonagh

    Bank of Ireland

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    Kevin Wall

    Barclays Bank Ireland plc

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    Damian Finn

    Bausch and Lomb

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    Liam Dillon

    Becton Dickinson

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    Barry O'Dwyer

    BlackRock

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    Derek Kehoe

    BNP Paribas

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    Joe Duffy

    BNY Mellon

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    Vivienne Jupp

    Board Diversity Initative

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    Tara McCarthy

    Bord Bia

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    Jim O'Toole

    Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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    Michael Barry

    Bord na Móna

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    John McGrane

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce

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    Seán Páircéir

    Brown Brothers Harriman

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    Shay Walsh

    BT Ireland

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    Stephen Kent

    Bus Éireann

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    Ronan Murphy

    Business in the Community

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    Fergal Brennan

    Byrne Wallace

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    John Donohoe

    Carne Global Financial Services Limited

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    Governor Philip Lane

    Central Bank of Ireland

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    Ian Talbot

    Chambers Ireland

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    Barry Dempsey

    Chartered Accountants Ireland

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    Ronan Gill

    CIE

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    Cecelia Ronan

    Citigroup

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    Coca-Cola Ireland

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    Coillte

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    Bill Doherty

    Cook Medical Europe Ltd

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    Alan Cox

    Core

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    Anne Heraty

    CPL Resources

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    Credit Suisse

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    CRH

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    DAA plc

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    Dalata

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    Davy

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    Dawn Meats

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    DCC plc

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    DCU

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    DDFH&B Group

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    DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland

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    Dell

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    Brendan Jennings

    Deloitte

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    Brendan Gleeson

    Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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    Martin Fraser

    Department of An Taoiseach

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    Mark Griffin

    Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment

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    Katherine Licken

    Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

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    Maurice Quinn

    Department of Defence

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    Sean O'Foglu

    Department of Education and Skills

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    John McKeon

    Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

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    Niall Burgess

    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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    Jim Breslin

    Department of Health

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    Orlaigh Quinn

    Department of Job, Enterprise and Innovation

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    Aidan O'Driscoll

    Department of Justice & Equality

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    Robert Watt

    Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

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    Kevin McCarthy

    Departmenr of Rural and Community Development

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    Fiona Flannery

    Depfa

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    Fiona Gallagher

    Deutsche Bank

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    John Kennedy

    Diageo Europe plc

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    Adrienne Gormley

    Dropbox

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    Ray Coyne

    Dublin Bus

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    Mary Rose Burke

    Dublin Chamber of Commerce

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    eir

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    EirGrid

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    Caroline Spillane

    Engineers Ireland

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    Terence O'Rourke

    Enterprise Ireland

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    John Griffin

    Ericsson Ireland

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    Mike Quinn

    Ervia

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    Pat O'Doherty

    ESB

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    Alan Barrett

    ESRI

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    Mark Walsh

    Eugene F Collins

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    Daryl Byrne

    Euronext Dublin (ISE)

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    Alan Murphy

    Eversheds International

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    Frank O'Keeffe

    EY

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    Gareth Lambe

    Facebook

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    FBD Holdings plc

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    Denis McCarthy

    Fexco

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    Carmel Mitchell

    Fidelity International Ltd

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    Fidelity Investments

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    Rhona Blake

    FleishmanHillard Ireland

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    Food Safety Authority

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    Tony O'Malley

    Fujitsu

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    Tom Dowd

    GAM Fund Management Limited

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    Mark Elborne

    GE

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    Siobhán Talbot

    Glanbia

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    Eimear Caslin

    GlaxoSmithKline

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    Fionnuala Meehan

    Google Ireland Ltd

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    Michael McAteer

    Grant Thornton

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    Gary Kennedy

    Greencore

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    Debbie O'Hare

    Hannover Re (Ireland) Ltd

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    Michael McDonagh

    Hays

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    Seán Rowland

    Hibernia College

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    Paul O'Toole

    Higher Education Authority

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    Marc Waters

    HP Ireland

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    Marteina Milton

    HR Holfeld Group

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    Alan Duffy

    HSBC

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    Christian Kinnear

    Hubspot EMEA

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    Danny McCoy

    IBEC

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    Tom Godfrey

    IBI Corporate Finance Limited

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    Paul Farrell

    IBM Ireland

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    Ciaran Murray

    ICON plc

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    Martin Shanahan

    IDA Ireland

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    Simon Boucher

    IMI

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    Chris McDonald

    Indeed

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    Michael Doorly

    Independent News and Media Plc

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    Maura Quinn

    Institute of Directors

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    Marian O'Sullivan

    Institute of Public Administration

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    Kevin Thompson

    Insurance Ireland

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    Eamonn Sinnott

    Intel Ireland Ltd

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    Imelda Shine

    Intertrust

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    Michael Cullen

    Investec Bank plc

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    Peter Fahy

    Irish Association of Pension Funds

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    Peter Nolan

    Irish Aviation Authority

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    Averil Power

    Irish Cancer Society

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    Eamonn Rothwell

    Irish Continental Group plc

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    Jean-Christophe Coutures

    Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

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    David Harney

    Irish Life

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    Frank Allen

    Irish Rail

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    Martin Lambe

    Irish Tax Institute

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    Jim Miley

    Irish Universities Association

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    Carin Bryans

    J.P. Morgan Bank (Ireland) plc

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    Leisha Daly

    Janssen-Cilag Ltd

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    Vicki O'Toole

    J.J. O'Toole

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    Steve Bowcott

    John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd

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    John Moran

    Jones Lang LaSalle

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    Caroline Keeling

    Keelings

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    Edmond Scanlon

    Kerry Group

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    Michael Buckley

    KKR Alternative Investments & KKR Credit Advisors

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    Sean Hawkshaw

    KBI Global Investors

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    Shaun Murphy

    KPMG

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    Veronica Rodriguez Cabezas

    Liferay

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    John Walshe

    M&M Walshe Group

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    Denis Duggan

    Macra na Feirme

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    Nicholas Butcher

    Maples & Calder

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    Ken Scully

    Marks and Spencers Ireland Ltd

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    Declan Black

    Mason Hayes & Curran

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    Michael Jackson

    Matheson

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    Mark Kennedy

    Mazars

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    Paul Walsh

    McAfee

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    Barry Devereux

    McCann Fitzgerald

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    Sorcha McKenna

    McKinsey

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    Gerry Kilcommins

    Medtronic Vascular Galway

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    Ruth Curran

    Merc Partners

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    John Mercer

    Mercer

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    Cathriona Hallahan

    Microsoft Ireland

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    Trudie Mulhall

    Morgan Stanley

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    Ger Brennan

    MSD

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    Gina Quin

    National College of Ireland

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    Hilary Murphy-Fagan

    National Shared Services Office

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    Conor O'Kelly

    National Treasury Management Agency

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    Michael Murphy

    New Ireland

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    Clive Bellows

    Northern Trust Company

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    Rosheen McGuckian

    NTR plc

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    Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

    NUI Galway

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    Prof Philip Nolan

    NUI Maynooth

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    Damien Ringwood

    Odgers Berndtson

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    John Donnelly

    Oracle

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    Rose Hynes

    Origin Enterprises plc

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    John Jordan

    Ornua

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    Louise Phelan

    PayPal

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    Jeremy Masding

    Permanent TSB

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    Dr Paul Duffy

    Pfizer

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    Philip Lee

    Philip Lee

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    Dave Murphy

    PM Group

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    Paul Marchant

    Primark

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    Shirley Comerford

    Public Appointments Service

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    Nigel Heneghan

    Public Relations Consultants Association

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    Feargal O'Rourke

    PwC

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    John Keilthy

    Reputation Inc

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    Richard Martin

    Ronan Daly Jermyn

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    Padraig Kenny

    Royal Bank of Canada

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    Cathal Kelly

    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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    Ken Norgrove

    RSA Insurance Ireland

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    Dee Forbes

    RTÉ

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    David Dempsey

    Salesforce Ireland

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    Nicola Vavasour

    Scotiabank Ireland

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    Rose Hynes

    Shannon Group plc

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    Mark FitzGerald

    Sherry FitzGerald

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    Peter Barrett

    SMBC Aviation Capital

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    Tony Smurfit

    Smurfit Kappa Group

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    Maurice Whyms

    Society of Actuaries in Ireland

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    Margot Slattery

    Sodexo

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    Stephen Wheeler

    SSE Airtricity

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    Michael McKenna

    Standard Life

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    Tadhg Young

    State Street

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    Liam Herlihy

    Teagasc

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    Joseph Ryan

    Technological Higher Education Association

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    Kari Daniels

    Tesco Ireland

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    Pat King

    The Doyle Collection

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    Liam Kavanagh

    The Irish Times

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    Lochlann Quinn

    The Merrion Hotel

  • Supporter 

    Michael Nolan

    Transport Infrastructure Ireland

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    Patrick Prendergast

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Supporter 

    Patrick O'Shea

    UCC

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    Andrew Deeks

    UCD

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    Anthony Brabazon

    UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

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    Brendan McAtamney

    UDG Healthcare plc

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    Jane Howard

    Ulster Bank Ireland Limited

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    Maurice Pratt

    Uniphar Group

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    Desmond Fitzgerald

    University of Limerick

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    John O'Dwyer

    VHI

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    Paul Rellis

    Viatel Ireland

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    Tony Hanway

    Virgin Media Ireland

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    Aine Lyons

    VMware

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    Anne O'Leary

    Vodafone

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    Garry Ferguson

    Walkers Ireland

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    Bryan Bourke

    William Fry

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    Brian Curtis

    Willis Towers Watson

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    Chris Byrne

    Workday

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    David Clarke

    Workday

  • Supporter 

    Kevin Cooney

    Xilinx

  • Supporter 

    Tiffany Apczynski

    Zendesk

Advisory Committee

  • Chairman 

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    Michael Buckley

    KKR Alternative Investments & KKR Credit Advisors

  • Head of Capital Markets 

    Bernard Byrne

    Davy

  • Chairman 

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    Nicky Hartery

    CRH

  • Former Deputy CEO of ESB 

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    Brid Horan

    Better Balance for Better Business

  • CEO 

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    Anne Heraty

    CPL

  • Former Chairman 

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    Vivienne Jupp

    CIE

  • Chairman 

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    Gary Kennedy

    Greencore

  • CEO 

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    Tara McCarthy

    Bord Bia

  • Former Chairman 

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    Kieran McGowan

    Business in the Community and CRH

  • CEO 

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    Pat O'Doherty

    ESB

  • Secretary General 

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    Orlaigh Quinn

    Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Steering Committee

The 30% Club is run by a Steering Committee that is made up of senior men and women who volunteer their time and skills.

  • Country Lead 

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    Rachel Hussey

    Partner

    Arthur Cox

  • Deputy Country Lead 

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    Meliosa O'Caoimh

    Country Head, Ireland

    Northern Trust

  • Country Executive 

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    Gillian Harford

    Former Head of Diversity & Inclusion

    AIB

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    Carol Andrews

    Head of EMEA Service Delivery (AIS)

    BNY Mellon

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    Darina Barrett

    Partner

    KPMG

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    Peter Cosgrove

    Steering Committee Member

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    Orla Coughlan

    Steering Committee Member

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    Julie Fenton

    Partner

    EY

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    Shane Hamill

    Strategic Projects Manager

    Bord Bia

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    Richard Kinsella

    Director

    Davy

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    David Magee

    IMI

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    James Magill

    Human Resources Director

    Vodafone

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    Paul McCabe

    Alexion

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    Paula Neary

    Client Director

    Accenture

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    Mary O'Hara

    Partner

    PwC

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    Anne-Marie Taylor

    Management Consultant

Working groups

  • Scholarships

    Main aims

    30% Club Ireland 2020 Executive Education Scholarship Programme

    Globally, the 30% Club has established partnerships with leading educational institutions to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education by offering scholarships aimed at women. Through these partnerships, we seek to build a continuum of change, highlighting the impact of executive education in accelerating career development and supporting women in their decision to undertake further education.

    This year, we have 30 scholarships across Business, STEM, Healthcare and Public Policy, made available by the generous support of our education partners across Ireland. We look forward to welcoming another super group of talent to our 2020 Scholarship Programme

    For details of our 2020 scholarship brochure, please click the link.

    Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for more regular updates.

    contact

    ie_30club_scholarships@pwc.com

    Group leader

    Mary O'Hara

  • Cross-Company Mentoring

    Main aims

    Since the pilot programme in 2015, 250 organisations have been through the IMI/ 30% Club Cross Company Mentoring Scheme. This cross-company, cross-sector mentor network brings together experienced leaders and mid-career high potential individuals focused on professional and personal development. At organisational level, participation on this programme leads to enhanced leadership capability within your talent pool.

     

    Participation is at company level, with each participating organisation nominating at least 2 mentors and 2 mentees (one cohort), with at least 50% of your mentees being female. The mentor to mentee ratio is one-to-one and there must be equal numbers within each layer of the mentoring programme. Our recommendation is that mentors and mentees volunteer to take part in the programme and are then selected by their organisation based on internal criteria.

     

    The programme runs in Dublin, Cork and Galway. You can find more information and register your interest here. IMI have dedicated Programme Managers who will be happy to answer any further queries you may have.

    contact

    david.magee@imi.ie

    Group leader

    David Magee

  • Professional Services Firms

    Main aims

    The Professional Services Firms’ Initiative was established in Ireland in 2015, to consider ways in which the group can support efforts towards increasing gender balance in law, accounting and consulting firms in the Irish market. The initiative is supported by the Managing Partners of Ireland’s leading professional services firms and is currently exploring next steps.

    contact

    julie.fenton@ie.ey.com

    Group leader

    Julie Fenton

  • Agrifood Sector

    Main aims

    The Agrifood Diversity & Inclusion Forum was established in 2017 to promote diversity and inclusion in the Irish food and drink sector. Attracting, retaining and developing talent is one of the largest risks facing the food & drinks sector. This initiative aims to secure commercial success through the recognition that attracting the best talent depends on making current and future workers feel they are valued and that their contribution is recognised. The Forum is supported by Bord Bia and Aon and membership is made up of business leaders from the Irish food and drinks sector.

    contact

    shane.hamill@bordbia.ie

    ciara.jackson@aon.ie

    Group leader

    Shane Hamill & Ciara Jackson

  • Financial Services

    Main aims

    Established in 2016, the Financial Services Sub Committee of the 30% Club in Ireland has a clear purpose:

    "To be a focused catalyst for meaningful change within the financial services industry, where the opportunity to develop and capitalise on a diverse talent pool can provide real positive commercial and competitive benefit to the sector primarily and ultimately to the Irish Economy and Irish Society."

    To drive this purpose, in January 2017, the Sub Committee launched two key parallel initiatives:

    1. Groundbreaking research providing a benchmark for female representation in Financial Services in Ireland - "Making the Change Count". Please click for link to report.

    2. A toolkit of tips and resources to drive the actions which organisations can take to address the challenges highlighted in the report. 

    The toolkit has been designed to facilitate companies who are just starting out on their Diversity Journey, to those who are well-underway but need some help on drafting policies, to those who just want a centralised source of resources.

    1.The toolkit is comprised of four elements. The first is a Strategy for Change document which sets out information about defining a Strategy, Mission and Goals, SWOT analysis and Measurements.

    2.The second element is how to draft a Diversity and Inclusion policy with suggestions for inclusion and a sample template.

    3.The third element is a Policy bank which will serve to act as a reference point for 30% members when forming their Diversity & Inclusion policies.

    4.The final element is a Depository of resources including links to various websites.

    FINANCIAL SERVICES OPEN SOURCE TOOLKIT

    BUILDING YOUR STRATEGY FOR CHANGE

    FRAMEWORK FOR D&I POLICY

    HELPFUL RESOURCES

    SAMPLE POLICIES

    Agile Policies

    Diversity Policies

    Maternity Leave Policies

    Paternity Leave Policies

    Parental Leave Policies

    Case Studies

    Barclays Back to Work Case Study 1

    Barclays Back to Work Case Study 2

    Barclays Women In Leadership

    AIB Diversity Journey

    contact

    richard.kinsella@davy.ie

    Group leader

    Richard Kinsella

  • Leadership Programme

    Main aims

    In February 2017, IMI and the 30% Club conducted a focus group with over 50 women in senior leadership roles in Ireland. Based on the insights from this focus group and other global research, Taking the Lead is designed to give women executives an opportunity to come together and share their leadership experiences in a learning environment that has direct relevance and personal impact.

    The programme will help you develop accelerators like purpose, empowerment and your personal brand whilst learning to address inhibitors like overwhelm, unconscious bias and power-play.

    Taking the Lead will:

     - Give you feedback on your leadership style.
     - Help you develop or reinforce your vision and goals.
     - Help you navigate your way in complex executive roles.
     - Empower you to create real change in your career and industry.

    For further information, please click link

    contact

    programmeadvisors@imi.ie

    Group leader

  • Network 30

    Main aims

    What is Network 30

    Network 30 is a forum where leaders of Womens/Gender Networks in 30% Club member organisations can come together to network, collaborate and share ideas on what they have done, what has worked well, and ideas for future plans

    Why has it been established

    As the focus on gender diversity has developed in Ireland we have seen growth in the number of organisations with gender networks where

    Many organisational networks are well advanced, others are at the early stages of development and would like to learn more

    Some networks are very Dublin centred; some are located in other specific cities and some organisations have the challenge of being multi site/multi geography – all of which can lead to great opportunities for cross organisation local events

    Ultimately all networks are looking to add value, and it makes sense for us to learn from each other and share resources where there is a good fit

    Where does it fit in the 30% Club Structure

    Network 30 complements, and sits alongside the work of the 30% Club, the talent initiatives and the Industry Groups.  Membership is for the gender network leads, so that gives access to another audience, and the agenda focuses on information sharing specific to gender networks, which brings additional topics to the table.

    For further information contact network30@aib.ie, or gillian@gharford.ie

    contact

    gillian@gharford.ie

    Group leader

    Gillian Harford

  • Executive & Board Resourcing Code

    Main aims

    The Executive & Board Resourcing Code April 2019

    A code of conduct for search professionals to adhere to in the placement of diverse talent across senior roles in organisations, with the support of business decision makers. 

    As organisations strive to achieve better performance through more diverse balance across senior decision-making roles, recruitment and appointments becomes a pivotal process.  The Executive & Board Resourcing Code is designed to support search firms and organisations in more effective delivery of this process.  The Code is based on four key principles incorporating Strategy & Goals, Talent Pipeline, Process and Monitoring & Reporting.  The Code also recognises the importance of search firms and client organisations working together in partnership on delivering change. It is anticipated that the Code will become a referral point for the Balance for Better Business outputs, to be announced soon by the Government Review Group. 

    How the Code is applied

    Executive search firms and search professionals, as signatories to the Code, commit to following the Code’s provisions in their board and senior executive search processes, irrespective of sector or company; and to ensuring that the principles and key behaviours are embedded in their day to day practices.  A list of signatories is published, and signatories are also encouraged to publicise their compliance through their website and through public reporting of measures of success.

     Individual organisations are actively encouraged to support the principles set out in the Code and to work in collaboration with the executive search partner, whether in-house or external, in ensuring the Code is upheld; and that ultimately greater balance is achieved across senior decision-making functions with particular emphasis at board and c-suite executive levels.  In particular, it is anticipated that Nomination Committees will encourage the adoption of the principles and the suggested behaviours in both Board and internal selection processes, supported by the CEO and the HRD.

    The 30% Club and Ibec have committed to promoting the Code and its signatories with our members, encouraging them to engage in future with recruitment and executive search firms who are as committed to diversity as they are. By working together, we hope that we can make further advances to address the challenge of gender balance in decision-making roles and ultimately for better business outcomes.

    Click here for a copy of the Code

    For more information on the Code and how you can support, contact Gillian Harford, Country Executive 30% Club Ireland.  gillian@gharford.ie

    contact

    gillian@gharford.ie

    Group leader

    Gillian Harford

Events


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  • The Printworks, Dublin Castle

  • NTMA

    Quarterly meeting

  • AIB

    30% Club Ireland events are closed to invitation only.  Invitations to all events are issued directly to listed Supporters (Chairs & CEO’s), Named Council Members and Network 30 leads.  Distribution lists are used only for the purposes outlined and will not be used, in whole or in part, for any other purpose.  30% Club Ireland are fully compliant with the EU GDPR Act, 2018

  • JP Morgan offices

    Quarterly meeting

  • TBC

  • Core I 1 Windmill Lane I Dublin 2

    30% Club Ireland events are closed to invitation only.  Invitations to all events are issued directly to listed Supporters (Chairs & CEO’s), Named Council Members and Network 30 leads.  Distribution lists are used only for the purposes outlined and will not be used, in whole or in part, for any other purpose.  30% Club Ireland are fully compliant with the EU GDPR Act, 2018

  • Deloitte offices

    Quarterly meeting


Contact


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