The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland - Irish Region

Irish Region

Get to know the Irish Region Council


Meet the team

We are The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland – Irish Region, which provides thought leadership and international recognised qualifications for everybody working in governance. Our professional network supports a growing community of over 600 chartered secretaries and more than 200 students and affiliate members, many of whom work in governance, risk and compliance in Ireland.

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland – Irish Region's services include guidance on technical issues, such as the provisions of the 2014 Companies Act, training, qualifications, CPD and networking events, regular email briefings and online recruitment services. 

If you are interested in joining the Council, please contact us.

Meet your local Council

Jillian O'Sullivan FCG, Irish President

Jillian O'Sullivan FCG, President

Jillian is a partner in Grant Thornton, as part of her role she leads the Company Secretarial offering for Grant Thornton Ireland, one of the leading professional services firms in Ireland.

Jillian is a fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, she is president of the Institute in Ireland and also chairs the company secretarial practice committee and a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee. Jillian holds diplomas in Commercial law and Corporate Governance from the Law Society of Ireland together with a Diploma in Taxation from the Irish Institute of Tax.


Christina King, Irish Secretary

Christina King ACG, Joint Secretary

Christina is an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute and is joint Secretary of the Irish Institute. Christina has worked as a company secretary in both a domestic and international setting with PwC Ireland and PwC Law, Canada. Upon her return to Ireland, she joined Flutter Entertainment plc, as a Company Secretarial Assistant.


Nathan Grimley ACG, Joint Secretary

Nathan Grimley ACG, Joint Secretary

Nathan is an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute and is joint Secretary of the Irish Institute.

Nathan has worked as a Company Secretary in Ireland and the UK, with PwC UK and PwC Ireland, and currently works at Arthur Cox LLP providing Company Secretarial services to a large profile of clients across various sectors including large pharmaceutical companies, large financial institutions, and multi-national logistics and food industry companies.


Claire O’Brien, Student Champion

Jamie Hedderman, Student Champion


Council members

  • Salvador Nash FCG
  • Aoife Kernan ACG
  • Jenny McGowran ACG
  • Nathan Grimley ACG
  • Ruairí Cosgrove FCG
  • Charlie Brown FCG
  • John Burns FCG
  • Nadine Conlon FCG
  • Niamh Duddy FCG
  • Adrienne Lonergan FCG (Treasurer)
  • Jillian O'Sullivan FCG
  • Melissa Scully
  • David O'Callaghan
  • Gavin Coleman ACG

Committee members

Governance and Nomination Committee:

  • Ruairi Cosgrove FCG (Chair)
  • Conor Sweeney FCG
  • Salvador Nash FCG
  • Deirdre Mooney FCG
  • John Burns FCG
  • Jillian O’Sullivan FCG

Events Committee:

  • George Alton (Chair)

  • Kyle Brown
  • Jenny McGowran ACG
  • Claire Healey ACG
  • Holly Forbes
  • Adrienne Lonergan FCG

Company Secretarial Practice Committee:

  • Jillian O'Sullivan FCG (Chair)

  • Ray Hunt FCG
  • Trudy Kealy
  • Conor Sweeney FCG
  • Nathan Grimley ACG
  • Deirdre Mooney FCG
  • Sinead Floody ACG
  • Sinead Humphreys ACG
  • Laura Kearney FCG

Education Committee:

  • Claire O'Brien GradCG
  • John Burns FCG 
  • Aoife Kernan (Chair)
  • Colm Hanley ACG
  • Jamie Hedderman

Contact the Irish Region

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

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