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 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 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.
Noreen Fahy, is a qualified accountant who worked for several years in the private sector before joining the IPA where she has responsibility for training and development services in financial reporting, financial management and internal audit. She has been nominated to a number of non-executive roles on audit and other board committees.
Philip Byrne has a Doctorate in Business Administration and specialises in public sector financial management, public sector legislation, and audit and risk management. He has been nominated to a number of boards and audit committees and is currently a non executive chair and member of several local authority audit committees.
Nicolas Marcoux has a Doctorate in Governance from Queens University Belfast and his initial qualifications were in the areas of constitutional, administrative and European Law. Before joining the IPA he worked for the European Commission in various development roles in Eastern Europe and in the Balkans.
Ariane Allex is a Graduate Intern specialised in Governance. She has recently graduated with a Master degree in Public Policy where she studied Public Administration and Regulatory Governance. Ariane also has a background in social policy and social studies.