Overview of Director Role in Plan International Ireland
Directors are appointed by the Board of Directors in line with the Constitution. Directors are Company Directors under the Companies Acts, and Trustees under the Charities Act 2009.
Main roles and responsibilities of a Board Director
To ensure compliance with relevant charity, company, and other legislation and the Constitution of Plan International Ireland.
To disclose any outside interest which may cause a conflict of interest or loyalty, as outlined in the organisations Conflict of Interest and Loyalty Policy.
To act as an ambassador and advocate for Plan International, to attend events and engagements, and to use experience and personal networks to help expand the work of the organisation.
To actively engage in the work of the Board.
To prepare for, engage in, and contribute to discussions at Board meetings, and provide professional advice, new perspectives, and/or constructive criticism in relation to issues raised.
To provide feedback to the Chair of the Board and/or Company Secretary in relation to the quality of meeting papers.
To attend all Board meetings, unless absolutely unavoidable.
To engage in any review of the performance of the Board and/or the Chair of the Board.
To volunteer for appointment to Board Committees.
Directors are appointed for an initial period of three years, with a maximum tenure of nine years.
New Directors will be given an induction to the organisation by the Chair of the Board, the Company Secretary, and the CEO and will be offered training and support throughout their period of appointment.
This position is voluntary, and no salary is payable. Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
In order to better understand the context of Plan International’s work, Directors are expected to visit a Plan Country Office within the first term of their appointment.
Overview of the Finance Committee
Finance Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors.
On appointment to the Finance Committee, the new member will attend an induction with the Chair of the Committee and the COO.
Finance Committee members are responsible for:
- Actively engaging in the work of the Committee.
- Engaging in and contributing to discussion at Committee meetings and providing professional advice, new perspectives and/or constructive criticism in relation to issues raised.
- Providing feedback to the Chair of the Committee and/or the CEO in relation to the quality of meeting papers.
- Attend all Committee meetings, unless absolutely unavoidable
- Declaring any conflicts of interest or loyalty to the Chair of the Committee as soon as they arise.
- Engaging in any review of the performance of the Committee and/or the Chair of the Committee.
Committee members are appointed for a maximum term of nine years.