Governance

The Discovery Programme’s constitution has been changed to bring it into line with the Companies Act 2014 and with best practice in corporate governance. The company’s new constitution came into effect in January 2016. Company members are nominated by sixteen Nominating Bodies representing archaeological and heritage bodies and higher-education institutions throughout Ireland. The Directorate consists of twelve Directors, six elected by the company members, four (including the Chair) by the Heritage Council and two external Directors. The organization’s executive is headed by a Chief Executive Officer and Secretariat. The Discovery Programme is a complex organization involving research in archaeology and related disciplines, technological and IT innovation, publication, public outreach and education, and the management of a dynamic team. 

 

Directorate (appointed January 2016)

Dr Finbar McCormick, Queens University Belfast (Chair)

Dr Colin Breen, University of Ulster

Prof Howard Clarke, Royal Irish Academy

Prof Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, NUI Galway

Dr Ruth Johnson, Dublin City Council

Ms Margaret Keane, Department of Arts Heritage & the Gaeltacht (National Monuments Service)

Ms Beatrice Kelly, Heritage Council

Ms Deirdre O’Hara, National Standards Authority of Ireland

Prof Tadhg O’Keeffe, University College Dublin

Dr Gill Plunkett, Queens University Belfast

 

Nominating Bodies

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DeptAHGNationalMuseumOfIreland

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NUI Galway

 

 

 

 

 

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Company Reg. No.: 243328 (Dublin, Ireland) A Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Office 63 Merrion Square, Dublin Ireland. Reg. Charity No.: CHY 12549.
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