Governance Structure

CIDP is a company limited by guarantee. The company is governed by a Board of Directors operating under the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

The Board comprises of 11 nominated individuals, each of whom bring specific expertise to the Board table. The Board operates under the Presidency of the Archbishop of Dublin and the Chairmanship of Geraldine Tallon. Most Board members are nominated by the Archbishop.

The Board have appointed an interim Chief Executive Officer currently Keith Adams.

The Board meets 6 times a year and has one full day strategic planning meeting every second year.

The Board also operates three sub committees who report into the Board itself namely

  1. The Audit and Finance committee
  2. The Residential Review committee
  3. The Remuneration and Appointments committee


The Board has representatives on the Board of

  • Deaf Village Ireland Limited
  • The National Deaf Sports and Leisure Company Limited which trades as the Inspire Fitness Centre in Deaf Village Ireland.

CIDP staff meet as  a Management Team every six weeks and as a Child Protection/Safeguarding Team every eight weeks.

The CEO attends and reports in writing to each Board meeting and facilitates the work of the various committees.
Both CIDP schools have their own School Manager who are overseeing the amalgamation process under the patronage of the Archbishop of Dublin and the trusteeship of CIDP Board. All senior staff employed by CIDP report into the CEO and meet as a Management Team every six weeks.
While both School Principals and the coordinating Chaplain are part of the Management Team, their direct report is to their School Manager and the Archbishop of Dublin respectively.

CIDP produce quarterly management accounts and all operations are audited annually by an external audit firm, the results of which are published.
The core staff at the administrative centre of CIDP is small, namely

  1. CEO
  2. Head of Finance / Chief Operating Officer
  3. Financial accountant
  4. Administrative Secretary
  5. Facilities manager
  6. Accountant

CIDP carry all required insurance policies and operate in line with the requirements of the soon to be published Charities legislation.

CIDP has signed up to the Governance Code.