Recognising that some elements of the Board’s functions require too much attention to be dealt with solely at board meetings, or ought to be delegated for more in-depth review to specialists, the Board has established a number of subcommittees, including:

Audit, Risk, Compliance and Investment Sub-Committee which has responsibility for the review of capital management and financial reporting, risk management, audit and compliance matters.

Nominating and Governance Sub-Committee which has responsibility for appointments to the Board of Directors, oversight and review of the activity of the Board and the executive in the delivery of the vision, mission and strategy along with the goals and objectives.

Science Training and Development Sub-Committee which has responsibility for reviewing the performance of the organisation’s Client training and Dog training functions against targets and service delivery objectives. The Sub-Committee provides important inputs on strategy and direction on all matters relating to services. 

Client Consultative Sub-Committee which has responsibility for ensuring our Clients' voices are being heard and needs are being met and that we increase our focus on being a client focused charity. This work is done through review of systems, processes and services and collecting feedback from Clients to ensure they reflect and support their needs.

Membership of the Sub-Committees is made up of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind directors and external specialists who volunteer their expertise to progress the Sub-Committee agenda.  Management attend as required to update each Sub-Committee on progress.

Luke & Kain

Luke is still non-verbal but when I see him smiling down at Kain it shows me he doesn’t need words to express how happy he is.

Kim & Jango

Meeting Jango was one of the best moments of my life. He’s a beautiful big cuddly dog with the personality to match. From the moment I met him I knew we were going to be best buddies.

Shauna & Esme

When I needed a hand, I found a paw.

Conor & Quelda

When Conor is with Quelda he smiles and is comfortable being out and about which is such an amazing gift – we never leave home without her. She has changed all of our lives.

Aran & Buttons

Being a Guide Dog Owner is such a privilege and positive experience. Buttons has enhanced my life in so many ways and I will always be grateful for that.

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