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Chartered Directors, Imelda Reynolds and John Reynolds, Join IoD Board


Imelda Reynolds, Chairperson of Beauchamps, and John Reynolds, Chairman of Cairn Homes plc, have been appointed to the board of the Institute of Directors in Ireland (IoD) which has a membership of over 2,700 directors and business leaders in Ireland and is a leading advocate for best practice in corporate governance.

Imelda Reynolds

A Chartered Director, Imelda Reynolds is Chairperson of Beauchamps, a top Irish commercial law firm where she previously served as Managing Partner. Imelda is a practising solicitor with over 30 years’ experience. She is a past-president of Dublin Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Governing Body of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and also chairs DIT’s Audit Committee. Imelda is an elected Council Member of the Law Society of Ireland and is Vice-Chair of a division of the Law Society’s Regulation of Practice Committee. She is also the Chair of the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board.

Imelda holds a B.C.L. from University College Dublin (UCD), a Diploma in European Law (UCD) and a Diploma in Corporate Governance (UCD). 

John Reynolds

John Reynolds is a Chartered Director and Chairman of Cairn Homes plc. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Computershare Investor Services (Ireland) Ltd, Business in the Community Ireland, and the National Concert Hall.

He was previously Chief Executive of KBC Bank Ireland plc, and was also President of the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland and a member of the board of the European Banking Federation. He is an economics graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and holds a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from UCD.

Commenting on the appointments, Michael Somers, President of the Institute of Directors in Ireland, said: “In an environment of increasing and evolving regulation, the IoD has a critical role to play in providing professional training and support to our members in all aspects of governance. In this respect, I am delighted with the appointment of Chartered Directors, Imelda Reynolds and John Reynolds, both of whom bring an extensive level of experience and expertise to the IoD board.”