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Board Committees

There are four standing Committees of the Board which operate under formal terms of reference

The members of the Risk and Audit Committee as at 30 March 2016 were Denise Cronin (Chairman), John Farrelly and Barry Walsh. The Committee met seven times during the financial year. The Committee meets periodically with the internal auditor and the external auditor to discuss the Group’s internal accounting controls, the internal audit function, the choice of accounting policies and estimation techniques, the external audit plan, the statutory audit report, financial reporting, risk management and other related matters. The internal auditor and external auditor have unrestricted access to the Risk and Audit Committee. The Chairman of the Committee reports to the Board on all significant issues considered by the Committee and the minutes of its meetings are circulated to all Directors.

The Remuneration Committee deals with the remuneration and expenses of the Managing Director and senior management within Government guidelines, Human Capital Planning, Succession Management, Pensions and other HR matters. The members as at 30 March 2016 were John Horgan (Chairman), Elaine Treacy and Gerard O’Donoghue. The Managing Director, Mike Quinn, attends the Committee except when his own position is being discussed. The Committee met seven times during the financial year.

The Finance Committee considers the financial aspects of matters submitted to the Board, including the Annual Budget and Five Year Plan, and the procurement, disposal and leasing of land, buildings and facilities. The members as at 30 March 2016 were John Horgan (Chairman), Kevin Healy, Denis Leonard, Seamus Maguire and Mike Quinn. The Committee met twice during the financial year.

The Health & Safety Committee advises the Board on Health & Safety matters within the Bord na Móna Group. The members as at 30 March 2016 were Colm Ó’Gógáin (Chairman), Philip Casey, Gerard O’Donoghue and Mike Quinn. The Committee met four times during the financial year.

From time to time the Board also establishes temporary committees to deal with specific matters under defined terms of reference.

A Committee to review the outcome of the Board Evaluation process and to make recommendations to the Board also operated during the year. The members of the Committee as at 30 March 2016 were Barry Walsh (Chairman) Elaine Treacy and Colm Ó’Gógáin. The Committee met three times during the financial year.

 

Attendance at Board and Committee Meetings

The table below summarises the attendance of Directors at Board and Committee meetings which they were eligible to attend during the year ended 30 March 2016.

DirectorBoard Meetings Attended/EligibleCommittee Meetings Attended/Eligible
J Horgan (Chairman)11/118/9
M Quinn Managing Director11/115/6
P Casey11/114/4
D Cronin10/117/7
J Farrelly11/116/7
K Healy11/112/2
D Leonard10/111/2
S Maguire11/112/2
G O’Donoghue11/1110/11
C Ó Gógáin*10/117/7
E Treacy9/1110/10
B Walsh11/1110/10

* Term of Office expired 13 May 2016