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Our Governance

We strive to ensure that we continue to operate in an open and transparent manner. Each year, we prepare fully audited accounts and annual reports which we are happy to share with our partners, supporters and the general public.

Age & Opportunity is governed by a Constitution and our Board of Trustees are committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance.

Age & Opportunity is fully compliant with:

  • the Governance Code: A Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. Visit www.governancecode.ie for more information.
  • the Charities Regulatory Authority’s Governance Code.  Visit www.charitiesregulator.ie for more information.
  • all our funders’ governance requirements.

Trustees, all of who are non-executive and independent, and are drawn from diverse backgrounds, bring a broad range of experience and skills to the Board of Trustees deliberations.

There are clear distinctions between the roles of the Board of Trustees and the senior  management team. The Board of Trustees are responsible for providing leadership, setting overall strategy and monitoring budgets and outcomes of the organisation. The Board of Trustees are also responsible for identifying the risks affecting the organisation and ensuring procedures are in place to reduce and manage the major risks identified. The Board of Trustees are committed to working effectively, behaving with integrity and being transparent and accountable. There are currently ten Trustees. The Trustees bring to the Board their significant business and decision making skills gained in their respective fields together with a broad range of experience and views.  To view a full list of our Board members and their biographies click here.  

The day to day management is delegated to our CEO. Our CEO prepares and presents policies, business plans and annual financial budgets and management accounts for consideration and approval to the Board of Trustees. There is a schedule of matters reserved to the Board of Trustees for decision and a schedule of matters delegated to the CEO.

If you would like to view our latest strategic plan, annual reports and financial statements follow the links below.

Our Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2018-2020

Download our latest Strategic Plan (PDF 820 KB)

Past Annual Reports

2018

Annual Report 2018 (PDF 2MB)

Audited Accounts 2018 (PDF 7MB)

2017

Annual Report 2017 (PDF 3MB)

Audited Accounts 2017 (PDF 6MB)

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Principal Funders:

Link to HSE websiteLink to Sport Ireland websiteLink to Arts Council website

Our Principal Funders:

Link to HSE websiteLink to Sport Ireland websiteLink to Arts Council website