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AOTI Board of Directors, Management Team and Staff

The AOTI has a number of key structures in order to carry out its functions including a Board of Directors, a Management Team, Staff, Sub-Committees, Advisory Groups and Delegates/Reps.

 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are the governors of AOTI and have legal accountability and responsibility for the Association. The members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Mary McGrath - Chairperson
  • Patricia Regan - Company Secretary
  • Anne Hughes-Kazibwe - Finance Director
  • Andrew Semple
  • Phil Dunne
  • Susan Tolan

The Board of Directors has responsibility for the following areas of the Association: organisational purpose and strategy; Board membership and organisational governance; compliance and reporting; finance; employment; policy; complaints; and awards.

 

Management Team

The AOTI Board of Directors delegate responsibility for the day to day running of the Association to the Management Team. The team is comprised of a minimum of ten  members appointed by the Board and is led by Odhrán Allen, AOTI Chief Strategy Officer. Occasionally additional members may be co-opted onto the Management Team as the need arises. Service on the Management Team is on a voluntary basis for AOTI members. The current members of AOTI Management Team are:

  • Odhrán Allen
  • Joan Elliott 
  • Genevieve O’Halloran
  • Susan Madigan
  • Kara McLoughlin
  • Rachel Dunne
  • Mairead Dempsey
  • Carol Reynolds
  • Naomi Algeo
  • Aoife Hargadon
  • Norma Foley
  • Andreya Ellis

The terms of reference of the Management Team can be read here   

 

Staff

AOTI currently has four staff:

  • Odhrán Allen – Chief Strategy Officer
  • Veronica McKenna – Membership Secretary
  • Orla Foster – Director of Professional Development
  • Gráinne Wall – CPD Administrator  

Our staff assist the Board of Directors, Management Team, Committees, Advisory Groups, delegates/representatives and members in achieving the mission of the Association and managing day-to-day operations. The positions of Chief Strategy Officer and Membership Secretary are funded primarily through membership subscriptions and the Director of Professional Development and CPD Administrator roles are primarily funded through an annual grant from the HSE. 

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