Our National Committee and Regional Committees are a way in which volunteers can get involved in CIPD activity in Ireland. They support the CIPD on learning activity, promoting membership, hosting events and progressing our public policy agenda. The Regional Committees work collaboratively and have a representative on the National Committee, encouraging engagement in line with our mission.

National Committee Members

Honorary Chair

Niamh McNamara, Salesforce

Honorary Vice Chair

Joyce Rigby Jones, Joint Managing Director, Voltedge Human Resources Specialists

Honorary Secretary

Ciara Compton, HR Manager, Ireland West Airport

Committee Members

Josephine Butler, Quality Manager, Organic Lens Manufacturing
Alison Hodgson, VP People, Virgin Media Ireland
Paul Candon, CEO, United Hardware
Paul Creedon, Global Head of HR (Plasma), Takeda
Orla Maher, HR Manager, ESB
Derek McKay, MD, Adare HRM
John Kennedy, Irish Rail

Our Regional Committee Chairs

Mid West

Lavinia Duggan Ryan


Lisa Mulvihill

North West

Ciara Comption

South East

Anne Phelan


Caroline Holohan


John Geraghty

Why get involved?

Our National and Regional committees welcome volunteers. They tell us it feels great to support and connect their professional community. They recommend the chance to: 

  • gain practical experience and take on new challenges
  • develop leadership and professional knowledge
  •  meet new people and broaden your professional network 
  • contribute your insights to CIPD initiatives, research and perspectives
  • give back to your community and to our profession.

Volunteering builds skills that contribute to your CPD and career journey.

To get involved, contact the CIPD Ireland team at info@cipd.ie

Our committee terms of reference

Terms of reference
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