Governance

RESPECT is governed by a Board of Directors.  The current members of the Board are:  Dermot Desmond (Chairman), Danny O’Hare, Noel Kidney, Michael Horgan, John Tuffy, Justine O’Brien DC, Zoe Killeen DC, Goretti Butler DC and Sheila Ryan DC. The Board meets quarterly. Board membership is by invitation with a view to achieving the appropriate balance of skills, experience, independence and knowledge.

The Fundraising and DOCTRID Management Boards are responsible to the Board of RESPECT. These oversee the day to day activities of Fundraising and of DOCTRID. A  Finance and Audit committee is currently being formed.

Sr Zoe Killeen is Director of RESPECT, with responsibility for Fundraising and DOCTRID.

RESPECT is committed to high standards of governance and best practice in all aspects of its work in order to promote integrity, transparency and accountability. RESPECT strives to achieve the Principles of Corporate Governance as outlined in the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations and the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.  RESPECT complies with all statutory requirements of the Charities Regulatory Authority.

On May 12th 2015 the Board of RESPECT formally agreed to adopt the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and the various policies and documents associated with this are outlined here.

PWC are auditors to RESPECT. Annual audited accounts are filed and available for inspection in the Companies Registration Office each year at www.cro.ie. The accounts are prepared in compliance with the Companies Acts, 1963 to 2013 and with reference to SORP. The Board is currently working to adopt the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) Accounting and Reporting by Charities (2005).

RESPECT Annual Report and Financial Statements 2015 available to download here.