Governance

Officers and Professional Advisers

Shine is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. The Board operates to Shine’s Memorandum and Articles of Association and Strategic Plan and meets bi-monthly. The following is a list of Board members and Officers as of 31st December 2016:

  • Kevin Jones (Chairperson)
  • Karen Cobbe
  • Brian Miles (Secretary)
  • Kevin Roantree (Treasurer)
  • Martin Melvin
  • Joan Higgins

The role of the Board of Directors of Shine

Matters reserved for the Board

  1. To define the vision and strategic direction of the organisation.
  2. To ensure good governance of the organisation
  3. To define the central mechanisms of the organisation to safeguard reserves
  4. To maintain overall management of the organisation.

Specific functions of the Board include:

  1. Adoption of the strategic plan and budgets.
  2. Approval of significant acquisitions and disposals of assets.
  3. Approval of significant borrowings of the organisation.
  4. Approval of the annual report.
  5. Approval of annual audited financial statements.
  6. Appointment of audit committee.
  7. Appointment of governance committee.
  8. Appointment of any other committee as agreed by Board.
  9. Appointment of the CEO

Sub committees of the Board:

Audit Sub Committee Terms of Reference

To review on a quarterly basis the operating accounts for Shine to include income and expenditure accounts, provisional balance sheet and cash flow analysis.

  • To review and advise on all operating accounts for previous year prior to preparation for external audit.
  • To advise the executive management on internal financial control and accounting practice.
  • To advise on the prepared external audited accounts proper to submission to the council for final sign off.
  • To advise on the prepared accounts for publication in the annual report for Shine.
  • To provide as requested, reports to the Board of Shine
  • To liaise with external auditors following completion of their annual audit.

Governance sub committee: The governance sub committee provides assistance to the Board in fulfilling its responsibility to Shine to provide good corporate governance.

Terms of reference for governance sub committee:

  • Ensure that there is in place, a set of corporate governance principals, policies and standards.
  • Ensure that current governance practices are adequate and based on best practice.
  • Ensure that all governance procedures comply with law and public policy.
  • Ensure that Shine governance procedures are externally reviewed.
  • Recommend to the Board for adoption, any new governance principles, policies and standards as may be required from time to time.
  • Consider and make recommendations for changes to the governance principles, policies, standards and practices.
  • Consider any incidences of a breach of good governance and make recommendations on the resolution of same.

Governance Code

Shine complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.
External Auditors: Deloitte Chartered Accountants, Deloitte & Touche House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

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