The IFPA is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, which is elected by IFPA members at the Association’s AGM. The Board is responsible for developing, monitoring and reviewing the IFPA’s Strategic Plan.
The Board meets seven times a year, members give their time voluntarily and are not remunerated. The IFPA Chief Executive reports to the Board on implementation of the organisation’s Strategic Plan.
The Board is guided in its governance by the IFPA Governance Handbook and by other best practice principles, including the Dóchas Code of Corporate Governance and the Dóchas Guidelines for Annual Reports and Financial Statements, of which the IFPA is a signatory, as well as the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising. The IFPA Board upholds and promotes the IPPF Code of Good Governance, which includes a set of seven principles that represent good practice in governance.
For our annual reports, please see the publications page.
IFPA Board of Directors
Cian Power (Chairperson)
Chief Executive Niall Behan
Director of Advocacy and Communications Maeve Taylor
Medical Director Dr Caitríona Henchion
Head Counsellor and Supervisor Róisín Venables
Financial Controller Ben Howe
Coordinator of Services Liz Harper