At Governance Ireland, our team has the expertise and practical experience to guide and advise Boards in the design, implementation and evaluation of best practice governance for their particular environment.

A unique feature of the Governance Ireland offering is that our team are certified Governance assessors for SWiFT 3000, the National assessment standard for good Governance, as well as post-grad qualified as specialists in corporate Governance. In addition, each has senior executive and board level experience, leading to practice-based advice and business solutions.  This strong combination of specialist training and senior executive with board experience underpins the quality and depth of the services we can provide.

Meet our Team

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Maurice Harte is Chairman 

Maurice has more than 35 years’ experience at senior level in national and international investment banking and real estate firms. He was a founder member and past chairman of The Irish Association of Investment Managers and gained international experience while working with Hill Samuel and AIB Asset Management Group in the UK, Singapore and the USA.
Maurice is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers and member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. He is currently a director of Reef Holdings, Covestone Asset Management and Capital Assets PAM Ltd.

Maurices’s contact details are:

M. + 353 87 236 3268

T.  +353 1 639 2928

E. maurice.harte@governanceireland.ie

Donal Keane is a Director & Principal

Donal’s primary areas of expertise are corporate finance, strategy development, project management and corporate governance. He has served as management consultant to the financial services, technology, retail, property and voluntary sectors, having previously served as a senior executive in the public sector.
Donal is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants & Advisers. He is an AACB accredited assessor of corporate governance practices in public or private sector organisations seeking SWiFT 3000 certification.

Donal’s contact details are:

M. + 353 (0)87 2511467

T.  +353 1 639 2928

E. donal.keane@governanceireland.ie

Michael Kelly is a Director & Principal

Michael has served as head of a number of public service organisations and now specialises in directorships and corporate governance consultancy. From his previous roles as departmental Secretary General and Board Chairman, he has a detailed understanding of the practical challenges surrounding the design and operation of effective governance frameworks.  Michael holds a B Comm (UCD),M Sc (TCD) and a Post-Grad Diploma in Corporate Governance (UCD). He is an accredited SWiFT 3000 Corporate Gov ernance Assessor. He is a member of the IoD and a member and director of the CGAI, Michael serves as a non-executive director on a number of boards.

Michael’s contact details are:

M. + 353 (87) 681 3291

T.  +353 1 639 2928

E. michael.kelly@governanceireland.ie

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Paul A. White is a Director & Principal 

Paul is a founding member of Ireland’s largest indigenous ICT Group, he has held Board and Senior Executive roles for DCC Plc. within the ICT sector in France, the UK, and Ireland.

Paul is a Graduate of the postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School (Dip Corp Gov), a Chartered Director (C.Dir) with the IOD (UK) He is a member of the CGAI, the IOD (Irl & UK) the IMCA and a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland (FMII).

Paul is a SWiFT 3000 Corporate Governance Assessor, a Non-Executive Director, business adviser, investor and mentor, he specialises in Board effectiveness and Corporate Governance services.

Paul’s contact details are:

M. +353 (0)87 251 3882

T.  +353 1 639 2928

E. paul.white@governanceireland.ie

 

Noel Ford is a Director & Principal

Noel is a vastly experienced Investment Funds and Financial Services professional. He has over 25 years’ experience of working with local and international investment management and service provider businesses in both the mutual and alternative fund sectors. Mr. Ford was the CEO of Skandia Global Funds plc for several years up to 2012. During his career with Skandia and Old Mutual , Mr. Ford served, at various periods as the President of Skandia America Inc.( USA) the Managing Director of Skandia Investment Advisory Services Aktiebolag (Sweden) and the Head of Operations for the Skandia Investment Group (UK).

Noel is currently engaged with several international fund boards and management companies as an independent non-executive director and Chairman. He is also a contributor to senior management and director education programmes with the Irish Institute of Banking and has featured on several local and international conferences as a speaker and panellist.

Noel’s contact details are:

M. + 353 (0)87 6838817

E. noel.ford@governanceireland.ie

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