Dr. Tom Ward
Tom manages the Governance Forum at the IPA, and is a Senior Governance Specialist, having re-joined the Institute in May 2017 (he was previously an IPA Specialist between 2006 and 2011). He works on a wide range of governance assignments for clients, including board effectiveness and governance reviews, strategy development and strategic reviews, risk management reviews, and he delivers training and workshop sessions on governance matters for boards and senior teams. He has worked with a range of organisations, including government departments, state agencies, local authorities, higher education institutions, and sport, community and charitable organisations.
Prior to re-joining the IPA in 2017, Tom was a Senior Manager and Consultant at Crowe, managing and delivering a range of assignments in the areas of governance, organisational design, and strategy. Prior to this, he held senior strategy and governance roles at the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). Tom started his career as a Parliamentary Assistant in the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Tom is an experienced trainer and lecturer at the IPA, lecturing in governance, organisation and strategy, and politics and public administration. He is currently a non-executive member of the Audit & Risk Committee of a state body, and was previously a non-executive director and Vice-Chair on the Board of Badminton Ireland.