Professional Development Team

Dr. Tom Ward

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Position
Senior Governance Specialist

Tom is a Senior Governance Specialist in the IPA, with responsibility for developing and delivering governance services to public bodies and non-profit entities, and promoting good governance. He re-joined the Institute in May 2017...

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Teresa Casserly

Position
Director, Training & Development and International Services

As Director of Leadership & Management and International Services, Teresa has led an extensive range of professional and personal development programmes for public sector leaders and managers at every level, across all sectors of the Irish public service for over 30 years.

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Majella Malone

Position
Finance Specialist

Majella is a Finance Specialist and part of the IPA Governance and Finance Team.  Majella is an experienced finance and accounting trainer and lecturer...

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Dr. Nicolas Marcoux

Position
Senior Governance Specialist

Nicolas is a Senior Governance Specialist providing assistance and consultancy to various state and semi-state bodies, charities and not-for-profit organisations on issues regarding good governance arrangements, Board effectiveness and impact assessment.  

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Maebh O’Connor

Position
Human Resource Management Specialist

Maebh is currently a member of the IPA Human Resource Training and Consultancy Team and prior to this she was a member of the IPA Leadership and Management Team. Maebh’s core activity is the design, development and delivery of employee...

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Kate O'Donnell

Position
Governance Specialist

Kate is a Governance Specialist with the IPA. She comes from a legal background having practised as a Barrister in various areas of civil litigation and in local authority law...

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Eoin Smyth

Position
Human Resource Specialist

Eoin is a Human Resource Specialist at the IPA, having joined the IPA in January 2020. He is co-Lead on the IPA CIPD Certificate and Diploma Programmes. 

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Martin Speers

Position
Head of IT Training and Education

Martin currently manages the IT Training and Education Unit of the IPA and this responsibility also includes the delivery of components of two very successful MSc. programs with UCD, the MSc in Computer Science (Conversion Course) and MSc in...

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Frances Stephenson

Position
Human Resource Management Specialist

Frances joined the IPA HRM Team in February 2020 having previously worked as an Associate with the IPA.  She is Programme Director of the IPA's Certified Mediation Training Programme...

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