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Audit and Risk Committee

In accordance with section 44 of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005 as amended, the Policing Authority has appointed the following members to the Audit and Risk Committee for a three-year commencing on 1 May 2020.

Prof. Niamh Brennan, Chairperson

Prof. Niamh Brennan is Michael MacCormac Professor of Management at University College Dublin and Founder/Academic Director of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance. A first-class honours, first-in-class UCD Science (Microbiology and Biochemistry) graduate, Prof. Brennan qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, holds a PhD from the University of Warwick and is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors (London). In 2020, Niamh was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland's highest academic honour.

Ms. Áine Cornally

Áine Cornally is a career banker in the Bank of Ireland. She has worked in Treasury and Capital markets and as Head of Operations, Strategy and Governance. Áine holds a BSc in Financial Services from UCD and an MSc in Business Administration from Trinity College and has served on Audit Committees in a number of other organisations.

Ms. Anne Tynan

Anne Tynan is a recently retired senior civil servant from the Department of Social Protection. Anne is a trained internal auditor with experience in a broad range of senior roles including Accountant for the Department of Social Protection Vote with annual expenditure of approx. €20 billion. She has considerable experience in governance, government accounting, PAC and C&AG liaison.

Mr. Eoin McVey

Eoin McVey is a former director and Managing Editor of The Irish Times and a founder Director of the Press Council of Ireland. Eoin is a director of the National Library of Ireland and chairs its Audit and Risk Committee. He is a member of the Board of Management of the RDS and a former chair of its Audit and Risk Committee. He served on the board of RTE from 2016 to 2020 and was a member of its Audit and Risk Committee.

Mr. Joseph Nugent, Garda Representative

Joseph Nugent is a long serving public servant and has held senior management positions in a range of public bodies through his career including in the Office of the Attorney General, the Citizens Information Board, the Department of Finance and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Nugent was Chief Executive of the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA), a central resource for the local government sector, providing, procuring and coordinating a range of HR/IR, Finance, ICT and other advisory services for the Local Government sector.   From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Nugent was Director of Passport Services in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, leading and delivering a series of passport reform initiatives over his five-year term.


MSc in Managing Organisational Performance from Cranfield University

Audit and Risk Committee Annual Reports