Governance, Finances and Reporting
Habitat for Humanity Ireland is governed by a board of directors which provides leadership, strategic direction and controls the organisation.
The responsibility of the board includes setting the organisation’s strategic aims, identifying risks affecting the organisation, ensuring procedures are in place to manage the risks identified, approving policies and procedures, agreeing a reporting framework and reporting to stakeholders. The board’s actions are subject to relevant legislation, regulations and the members in general meetings. No remuneration is paid to Directors for their services on the Board. The board meets regularly and delegates the day-to-day operation of the organisation to the Executive Director, management and staff.
Habitat for Humanity Ireland is signed up to the Dóchas Code of Governance, and is on the journey to compliance with the Governance Code.
President Michael D. Higgins is Patron of Habitat for Humanity Ireland.
Real engagement and meaningful participation by each and every citizen in building community and strengthening civil society is not just a hollow aspiration. The work undertaken by Habitat for Humanity and its partners on this project is a visible manifestation of the kind of transformational change that can take place when people mobilise around a positive vision and follow through with purposeful action.
Patrick, whose business interests lie in property and motor retail, has been involved with Habitat for Humanity in Ireland since the Dublin operation began in 2002. Currently serving as Board Chair, Patrick is committed to Habitat’s work locally and around the world.
Graeme McCammon serves on the Habitat NI Board since 2013 and was appointed Treasurer of the Ireland Board in January 2019. Graeme is Chief Executive of NI-CO (Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas) and has worked at the organisation for 20 years.
Paul Linders, Managing Director Linders Opel and Citroen, joined the Habitat Ireland Board in January 2019. Paul has travelled as part of Habitat’s International Volunteer programme and previously served on the Habitat Ireland Board.