How We’re Governed

Governance Arrangements

There are clear distinctions between the roles of the Suas Board members and the executive management team. The Board is responsible for providing leadership, setting overall strategy and monitoring budgets and outcomes of the organisation. The Board is also responsible for identifying the risks affecting Suas and ensuring procedures are in place to reduce and manage the major risks identified. 

The day-to-day management is delegated to the executive management team. The executive management prepares and present policies, work plans, annual financial budgets and cash flows for consideration and approval to the Board. The Executive Director is responsible for all operational matters. There is a schedule of matters reserved to the Board for decision and a schedule of matters delegated to the Executive Director.

Suas has two formal sub-committees who are accountable to the board:

  • The Nominations Sub Committee assists the Board of Suas in the identification and appointment of suitably skilled Directors to its Board and to undertake any additional related duties at the direction of the Board. 
  • The Finance Sub-Committee is responsible for developing and overseeing the annual budget, monitoring reserve funds, ensuring compliance with SORPs and other relevant codes and principles, and reviewing monthly management accounts on behalf of the Board.

The Chair David Moffitt and two other Board members with considerable financial and business experience (Ronan O’Loughlin, Ciara O’Callaghan Crehan) also act as a Finance Oversight Working Group, working closely with the Executive Director.


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