CIPD Ireland Team

Job title Name
CIPD Ireland Director Mary Connaughton
Membership Development and Communications Adam Hewitt
Digital Communications Ana Barbosa
Operations Lindy Mooney
Events Jacinta O'Rourke
HR Policy and Engagement Meg Dunphy

CIPD Ireland Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the CIPD Ireland Annual Meeting 2021 - 2022 will take place virtually on Wednesday 05 October 2022 at 09:00.


1. Welcome

2. Minutes of previous Annual Meeting, 23 September 2021

3. Chair’s Address – Review of 2021 - 2022

4. National Committee membership and nominations

5. AOB

6. Annual Meeting Close

The Annual Meeting will provide an update on CIPD Activities for 2021 - 2022, and will be followed by an inspiring case study from one of the CIPD Ireland HR Award winners 2022 Boston Scientific, sharing their journey on building sustainable change in their organisation and the launch of our 2022-2023 programme of activity.

National and Regional Committee Members

The National and Regional Committees act as channels for engaging with members and potential members at a national and local level. In conjunction with the CIPD Ireland Director, their work supports the CIPD’s purpose and strategic priorities.

National Committee Members 2021/2022

Positions held Name
Honorary Chair Joyce Rigby Jones, Joint Managing Director, Voltedge Human Resources Specialists
Honorary Vice Chair Niamh McNamara, Global Head of People & Organization, CONEXTS, Strategy and Novartis Global Service Centers, Novartis
Honorary Secretary Josephine Butler, Quality Manager, Organic Lens Manufacturing
Committee Member Alison Hodgson, VP People, Virgin Media Ireland
Committee Member Barry Holmes, Director of Human Resources, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Committee Member Paul Candon, CEO, United Hardware
Committee Member Paul Creedon, Global Head of HR (Plasma), Takeda
Committee Member Orla Maher, HR Manager, ESB
Committee Member Derek McKay, MD, Adare HRM

Regional Chairs 2021/2022

Region Name
Mid West Lavinia Duggan Ryan
Midlands Lisa Mulvihill
North West Ciara Comption
South East Anne Phelan
Southern Caroline Holohan
West John Geraghty

Terms of Reference

These Terms of Reference relate to the operation of the CIPD's National Committee and Regional Committees in Ireland.

Regional network

Our regions are local networks of volunteers who work to provide you with networking and learning opportunities. So get in touch with your local region to find out what's happening in your area

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