Governance Forum

Conference Group
IPA. Institute of Public Administration.

Specialist Team

The Forum is managed from the Institute of Public Administration. The specialist team has broad experience in advising on Governance issues to boards and to Government Departments. They are also supported by the IPA research personnel who have carried out a series of corporate governance studies in Ireland and overseas.

Aidan Horan

Aidan Horan

Aidan Horan is a director in the consultancy, training and development directorate at the Institute of Public Administration. He serves as Chairman and member of a number of public body audit committees and voluntary boards. His most recent governance work has included reviews of control effectiveness, implementation and review of risk management systems and preparation of governance policy and procedure documentation for boards and executive teams.

Paul Turpin

Paul Turpin

Paul Turpin is a governance specialist at the Institute. Previously he worked at a senior level in financial services, as an economic adviser to Government Departments and with the National Economic and Social Council. He is a member of the Health Insurance Authority. He has also served as a member of the Audit Committee of An Garda Síochána and on Company Boards. His recent governance assignments have included board evaluation, risk management, board briefings and mentoring and supporting the development of strategy.

Dermot O’Riordan

Dermot O’Riordan

Dermot O’Riordan is director of audit development programmes at the Institute and is a non executive audit committee member within the public sector. He has extensive experience of working in the public and not-for-profit State sectors providing client- specific and public financial management and governance training.