Governance

Please note that all relevant links are highlighted

The Migraine Association of Ireland is a registered charity  – Registered Charity Number CHY 11252.

The Migraine Association of Ireland (MAI) is committed to complying with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The MAI fully complies with the Principles of Good Governance as outlined by The Governance Code (a code of practice for good governance of community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland) and is listed on the Register of Compliance on www.governancecode.ie. Please click here for the MAI Statement on the Principles of Good Governance. MAI was shortlisted for the inaugural Good Governance Awards in 2016 for our Annual Report. nominee-badge

The MAI is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is fully registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA). It is also listed on the Register of Charities

 Please click here for the 2016 Audited Accounts

  • HSE Section 39 Grants and the Department of the Environment’s ‘Scheme to Support National Organisations’ (SSNO) pay 100% of staff salaries, therefore no fundraised money is used to pay for salaries

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  • The CEO’s annual salary is €60,000 per year, no additional bonuses are paid and no increments have been paid since 2008
  • MAI does not have a pension scheme
  • No special allowances are paid to staff e.g. Away from Home Allowances, Maternity Benefits, etc.
  • Like other voluntary organisations, MAI suffered substantial reductions in funding throughout the recession, but has substantially reduced running costs since the cuts began through membership of Group Schemes with The Wheel and DFI
  • MAI work is also supported by occasional corporate funding in the form of unrestricted educational grants, which are governed by a strict code of guidance.
  • MAI has the A Standard on the Boardmatch Transparency Scale

 

 Terms of Reference for our Finance Group

Constitution and Articles of Association

 MAI Board Members

Name: Mary King (Chair)

Date Appointed: 26/10/2011

Experience: Credit Management Consultant and member of the Governing Authority of UCD.

 

Name: Ian Swanton (Treasurer)

Date Appointed: 25/08/2014

Experience: Chartered Accountant and Financial Controller of a diverse range of private companies.

 

Name: Audrey Craven

Date Appointed: Ex Officio

Experience: President of MAI, immediate Past President of both the European Headache Alliance (EHA) and the European Federation of Neurological Association (EFNA) and internationally acknowledged patient advocate.

 

Name: Lynn Geldof

Date Appointed: 17/04/2012

Experience: Teacher, Journalist and retired international civil servant.

 

Name: Derek Bell

Date Appointed: 04/11/2013

Experience: Business Consultant and served on numerous other charitable boards.

 

Name: Gobnait Lucey

Date Appointed: 20/05/2014

Experience: Long time active member of the Cork Migraine Awareness Support Group

 

Name: John O’Riordan

Date Appointed: 20/05/2014

Experience: 30 years business sales experience, involvement in youth work and a long term active member of the Cork Migraine Awareness Group.

 

Name: Esther Tomkins

Date Appointed: 26/08/2015

Experience: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at the Migraine Clinic, Beaumont Hospital

 

Medical Advisors

Dr Paddy Daly – Former Clinical Director of the Migraine Clinic in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin

Dr Edward O’ Sullivan – Clinical Director of the Migraine Clinic in University Hospital, Cork

CNS Esther Tomkins – Clinical Specialist from the Migraine Clinic in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

 

Governance

Please note that all relevant links are highlighted

The Migraine Association of Ireland is a registered charity  – Registered Charity Number CHY 11252.

The Migraine Association of Ireland (MAI) is committed to complying with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The MAI fully complies with the Principles of Good Governance as outlined by The Governance Code (a code of practice for good governance of community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland) and is listed on the Register of Compliance on www.governancecode.ie. Please click here for the MAI Statement on the Principles of Good Governance. MAI was shortlisted for the inaugural Good Governance Awards in 2016 for our Annual Report. nominee-badge

The MAI is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is fully registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA). It is also listed on the Register of Charities

 Please click here for the 2016 Audited Accounts

  • HSE Section 39 Grants and the Department of the Environment’s ‘Scheme to Support National Organisations’ (SSNO) pay 100% of staff salaries, therefore no fundraised money is used to pay for salaries

PobalDOE2

  • The CEO’s annual salary is €60,000 per year, no additional bonuses are paid and no increments have been paid since 2008
  • MAI does not have a pension scheme
  • No special allowances are paid to staff e.g. Away from Home Allowances, Maternity Benefits, etc.
  • Like other voluntary organisations, MAI suffered substantial reductions in funding throughout the recession, but has substantially reduced running costs since the cuts began through membership of Group Schemes with The Wheel and DFI
  • MAI work is also supported by occasional corporate funding in the form of unrestricted educational grants, which are governed by a strict code of guidance.
  • MAI has the A Standard on the Boardmatch Transparency Scale

 

 Terms of Reference for our Finance Group

Constitution and Articles of Association

 MAI Board Members

Name: Mary King (Chair)

Date Appointed: 26/10/2011

Experience: Credit Management Consultant and member of the Governing Authority of UCD.

 

Name: Ian Swanton (Treasurer)

Date Appointed: 25/08/2014

Experience: Chartered Accountant and Financial Controller of a diverse range of private companies.

 

Name: Audrey Craven

Date Appointed: Ex Officio

Experience: President of MAI, immediate Past President of both the European Headache Alliance (EHA) and the European Federation of Neurological Association (EFNA) and internationally acknowledged patient advocate.

 

Name: Lynn Geldof

Date Appointed: 17/04/2012

Experience: Teacher, Journalist and retired international civil servant.

 

Name: Derek Bell

Date Appointed: 04/11/2013

Experience: Business Consultant and served on numerous other charitable boards.

 

Name: Gobnait Lucey

Date Appointed: 20/05/2014

Experience: Long time active member of the Cork Migraine Awareness Support Group

 

Name: John O’Riordan

Date Appointed: 20/05/2014

Experience: 30 years business sales experience, involvement in youth work and a long term active member of the Cork Migraine Awareness Group.

 

Name: Esther Tomkins

Date Appointed: 26/08/2015

Experience: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at the Migraine Clinic, Beaumont Hospital

 

Medical Advisors

Dr Paddy Daly – Former Clinical Director of the Migraine Clinic in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin

Dr Edward O’ Sullivan – Clinical Director of the Migraine Clinic in University Hospital, Cork

CNS Esther Tomkins – Clinical Specialist from the Migraine Clinic in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin