Sound governance arrangements support effective leadership, accountability and continuous improvement of our Institution and the members we serve.
Following the development of the 2021–2023 Statement of Strategic Intent, Engineers Ireland’s Council decided it was timely to review the governance of the institution to ensure Engineers Ireland delivers on its core purpose and in the best interests of the profession.
It has been nearly a decade since the last major review was undertaken, although important improvements have been made in recent years. Feedback in our 2020 members survey indicated that the governance of the Institution would benefit from examination. Updated governance arrangements can better help us to seize opportunities and manage risk in a rapidly changing environment.
Given the scale of the project and the expert nature of the issue, external assistance was required across all stages of this project. PwC was appointed to undertake the review following a competitive tender process. They examined all aspects of the governance of the institution, from our Bye-laws to the conduct of our meetings, to the functioning of our committees.