The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland welcomes Conn Cleary as Regional Development Manager for Ireland

Dublin, 23 September 2021 – The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland has appointed Conn Cleary to the role of Regional Development Manager, Ireland. He succeeds John Burns who recently retired after several years in the position.

Salvador Nash, President of The Chartered Governance UK & Ireland – Irish region says:

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Conn Cleary to the role of Regional Development Manager, Ireland. Conn is a vastly experienced business development professional with almost 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. In particular, he has held senior strategic, leadership sales roles in Ireland for the last 13 years.

“Conn joins us following a short period with Innovu Insurance where he was Head of Commercial. Previously he worked for IPB Mutual Insurance Company from 2011 to 2019 where he held several senior positions, including Head of Sales and Chief Business Development Officer. He was instrumental in developing a sales strategy targeting both new business and cross sell/upsell opportunities. He oversaw the significant growth of IPB from a Gross Written Premium of €100M to €160M by the end of 2019. Prior to IPB, Conn held the roles of Head of Sales & Marketing at Ecclesiastical Ireland and Business Development Executive at Allianz.

“Conn’s appointment reinforces the longstanding commitment of the Institute to good governance in Ireland. The Institute is the only chartered professional body dedicated to supporting governance professionals in Ireland and across the globe and has a 130-year-old history of assuring world class standards of governance by setting the international qualifying standard.

“Governance professionals play a critical role in helping boards to make the right decisions and pivot their organisations across the many social, political and economic challenges with which they are faced, including most recently the COVID-19 crisis. Conn joins a team which believes firmly in the value that good governance brings to society and I am delighted that he will be part of the Institute’s efforts to help organisations to deliver on wider goals of diversity, climate and ethical business practice as Ireland goes beyond the pandemic.”

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For further information, please contact

Salvador Nash, President of The Chartered Governance UK & Ireland – Irish region 
+353 (0)87 744 1226

Conn Cleary, Regional Development Manager, Ireland 
+44 (0)7946 747137


Maria Brookes, Media Relations Manager: 
+44 (0)20 7612 7072
+44 (0)7890 649 143

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland is the professional body for governance and the qualifying and membership body for governance professionals across all sectors. Its purpose under Royal Charter is to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’ working with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and providing qualifications, training and guidance. As a lifelong learning partner, the Institute helps governance professionals to achieve their professional goals, providing recognition, community and the voice of its membership.

    One of nine divisions of the global Chartered Governance Institute, which was established 130 years ago, The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland represents members working and studying in the UK and Ireland and in many other countries and regions including the Caribbean, parts of Africa and the Middle East.
  2. The Irish region of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland is governed by its own Council and sub-committees representing all areas of business in which the members in the Republic of Ireland work. It has approximately 600 members and 200 students with many of its members working in the corporate and professional services sectors.

    Through its Council and sub-committees it provides a range of services to members and students, including the organisation of educational and social events. Council also makes representations and submissions to Government Departments and Governance Forums on behalf of the Institute’s members.

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