Corporate Governance | Skillnet Ireland

Corporate Governance


Board of Directors and Committees

Skillnet Ireland is governed by a Board representing key stakeholders from employer and employee representative bodies and the Department of Education and Skills.

The Board comprises thirteen non-executive directors:

  • The Chairperson nominated by Irish Business and Employers Confederation (Ibec)
  • Six business/employer representatives nominated by Ibec, Chambers Ireland, Small Firms Association and Construction Industry Federation
  • Three employee representatives nominated by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
  • Three representatives nominated by the Minister of Education and Skills


The Board is supported by three committees:

Audit and Risk Committee

Responsible for the oversight of Skillnet Ireland’s audit and control function, including financial reporting and accounting, external audit, regulatory compliance, the effectiveness of the internal control environment and processes, and risk management.

Finance and General Purpose Committee

Responsible for reviewing matters of a strategic financial nature and major corporate issues, including operational effectiveness, development and implementation of the statement of strategy, HR and related matters, annual budget and application of public funds.

Evaluation and Performance Monitoring Committee

Responsible for reviewing assessments of grant funding proposals and to make recommendations on funding proposals to the Board.

Click here to see the Board Members.

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