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Caroline Spillane CDir

Caroline Spillane CDir

Chief Executive Officer

Caroline Spillane CDir is Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

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She commenced the role in July 2022. Caroline has held several senior leadership roles including most recently as Director General of Engineers Ireland, the all-Ireland professional body for engineers, CEO of the Medical Council of Ireland, the independent statutory regulator of over 20,000 medical practitioners and Assistant National Director of the Health Services Executive.

Caroline is an experienced Non-Executive Director serving as a board member of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), ESB Networks and Irish Manufacturing Research. She is also a member of the 30% Club, a campaign which is led by a group of business Chairpersons and CEOs taking action to increase gender diversity on boards and senior management teams.

Thora Mackey CDir

Thora Mackey CDir

Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary

Thora Mackey CDir is the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

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Thora is a Chartered Director. She is responsible for coordinating the operational activities of the IoD, and is also Head of the IoD’s Boardroom Centre, a dedicated and independent source of non-executive directors and chairpersons in Ireland. Thora joined the Institute of Directors in 2008 as Business Development Manager and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2011. 

Prior to joining the IoD, Thora was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF Ireland, where she worked for eleven years, having previously worked for domestic and global not-for-profit organisations. She was a director and company secretary of Threshold, the national housing charity until 2018.

Jacinta Wright

Jacinta Wright

Executive Assistant

Jacinta Wright is Executive Assistant for the Chief Executive and the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

Anne Mannion

Anne Mannion

Head of Marketing & Communications

Anne Mannion is the Head of Marketing & Communications for the Institute of Directors in Ireland.
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Anne is responsible for leading the IoD’s communications strategy, inclusive of brand, marketing, PR, digital communications, research, public affairs and stakeholder engagement. 

Paul O'Mahony

Paul O'Mahony

Senior Content & Communications Executive

Paul O'Mahony is Senior Content and Communications Executive for the Institute of Directors in Ireland.
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Paul is responsible for research, media relations, policy, content, traditional and online communications, and member ezines.
 

Geraldine Ellis

Geraldine Ellis

Digital Communications Executive

Geraldine Ellis is Digital Communications Executive for the Institute of Directors in Ireland.
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Geraldine manages IoD's digital platforms, including the IoD Ireland website, social media accounts, and all digital projects.

 

Lesley Darling

Lesley Darling

Head of Membership

Lesley Darling is Head of Membership for the Institute of Directors in Ireland.
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Lesley is responsible for membership development within the IoD, looking after new members and handling membership queries.

Heather Croghan

Heather Croghan

Membership Officer

Heather Croghan is Membership Officer for the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

Anna Hannigan

Anna Hannigan

Events Manager


Anna Hannigan is Events Manager for the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

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Anna organises IoD events including the highly popular IoD Briefings Series and signature seasonal lunches.

Sheila Byrne

Sheila Byrne

Director Development & Training Manager

Sheila Byrne is Director Development & Training Manager for the Institute of Directors in Ireland.
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Sheila is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all IoD director development programmes, including the Chartered Director Programme, bespoke in-house training and one-day training workshops.

Caitriona De Burca

Caitriona De Burca

Senior Training Executive

Caitríona De Burca is Senior Training Executive for the Institute of Directors in Ireland.
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Caitriona is responsible for the administration of IoD training programmes and general administration of the office.

Darren Travers

Darren Travers

Training Executive

Darren Travers is Training Executive for the Institute of Director in Ireland.
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Darren supports the administration of the Chartered Director Programme and one-day workshops.