Board

Meet our NOAC Board Members

Michael McCarthy
Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy (chairperson)

Michael is the CEO of the Irish Solar Energy Association. He was appointed as Chair of the National Oversight and Audit Commission in September 2018. He was an elected TD for the Cork South-West constituency from 2011 to 2016. He is a former member of the Daíl Public Accounts Committee. He was elected to Seanad Éireann, for the period 2002-2011. Michael was an elected member of Cork County Council from 1999 to 2003.

Brian Cawley member of NOAC

Brian Cawley

Brian was formerly Director General of the Institute of Public Administration (IPA), and currently works as an independent consultant in public sector reform and in leadership and change management, working with a wide range of clients in Ireland, EC and internationally. He has extensive experience of working with central and local government in Ireland. Brian is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the University of Leicester, and holds an MSc in Training and Development and a Doctorate in Social Sciences.

constance hanniffy national oversight auditing commission board member

Constance Hanniffy

Constance Hanniffy is a graduate of NUI Galway and holds a BA (Hons) in Community and Family Studies. She was an elected member of Offaly County Council from 1974 to 2014 and a member of the Midlands Regional Authority from 1994 to 2014. She was also a member of the Irish delegation to the Committee of the Regions from 1998 to 2014. She is a Board Member of the Sue Ryder Foundation and a member of the Offaly County Council Audit Committee. She is a past member of the National Economic and Social Forum (NESF) and of the Taoiseach’s Devolution Commission (1995-97) which made recommendations to Government on local government reform. She previously served as a member of the D/ECLG’s Consultative Committee on the Local Government Reform Green Paper. She is a past member of the BMW Regional Assembly and the former Chair of its EU monitoring committee.

David Holohan national oversight auditing commission board member

David Holohan

David Holohan (BCOMM, MBA, APA, C Dir, M.Inst.D, CMgr FCMI, Chartered FCSI) is Head of Equity Strategy at Mediolanum Asset Management. He was previously Chief Investment Officer at Merrion Capital and has worked in asset management firms and hedge funds, both in London and Dublin. David holds an MBA with merit from Imperial College London, is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (UK), also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), a Chartered Director (UK) and Member of the Institute of Directors (Ireland). He was appointed to the Board of the HPRA by the Minister for Health in January 2016. David is Chairman of the Governing Body of IADT and is Chairman of the Board of the charity One in Four.

Margaret Lane

Margaret is a Board member of NOAC. Further details will be available shortly.

Niall Quinn member of NOAC

Niall Quinn

Sharon O’Connor is Chair of the Northern Ireland Education Authority since April 2015 and was previously Chief Executive of Derry City Council from 2011 to 2015. She is a member of the Accounts Commission Scotland. She has had over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Director, Non-Executive Director, Vice Chair, Committee Chair and Board Member and in 2009/10 was the Institute of Directors, Public Sector Director of the Year.

martina moloney

Martina Moloney

Martina Moloney was a career official in Irish local government for almost thirty-seven years. She holds a BA and MA in Public Management and a Doctorate in Governance and is a member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians. She worked in eight local authorities and held the post of Director of Community and Enterprise and Corporate Services in Galway City Council, before being appointed as County Manager in County Louth and subsequently as County Manager in Galway prior to her retirement in July 2014.

sharon oconnor

Sharon O’Connor

Sharon O’Connor is Chair of the Northern Ireland Education Authority since April 2015 and was previously Chief Executive of Derry City Council from 2011 to 2015. She is a member of the Accounts Commission Scotland. She has had over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Director, Non-Executive Director, Vice Chair, Committee Chair and Board Member and in 2009/10 was the Institute of Directors, Public Sector Director of the Year.

Mary Hurley

Mary is a Board member of NOAC. Further details will be available shortly.

michael mcgreal

Michael McGreal

Michael McGreal was the Company Deputy Chairman of IPB Insurance CLG until 31st December 2018 and Chairman of the Board Remuneration and Nomination Committee. He was a member of Roscommon County Council from 1985 -2014 and served as Chairman of the Council. He was a member of the West Regional and the BMW Regional Authority’s. He was a member of the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland and an alternate member of the Committee of the Regions from 2010 to 2014.

 

Current NOAC Board Vacancies

Please see the attached link, where NOAC vacancies are advertised as necessary. http://stateboards.ie/stateboards/

Previous NOAC Board Members