As a business owner or Board Chairperson are you considering appointing a Non-Executive Director to your Board?  If so may I put the following three questions to you?

  1. Have you identified a gap in the skills of your Board that needs to be filled?
  2. Do you wish to have a more diverse Board to guide your company for future growth?   
  3. Could my unique background support the Board in a new area they are grappling with?

If so then I would ask you to consider me for that role.

What can I offer?

A life time of business experience in general management, health and safety management, human resources management and environmental management with detailed experience in manufacturing, retail and healthcare.

My business, Darlington Consulting, was founded by me in 1996 and has been running successfully for 23 years delivering a high quality service to over 200 clients all across Ireland.  I am Chartered Fellow of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), which is the highest level of membership available. 

I can also bring the following skills and abilities:

  • Business maturity, a practical approach to issues, excellent problem-solving and decision making skills and the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • The ability to see issues in their totality, bring fresh thinking and external perspective to board discussions and decision making. 
  • A full awareness of key Board issues such as Corporate Governance, GDPR, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

I am a member of Institute of Directors in Ireland and have attended several of their training courses to equip me for a Non-Executive Board position.

Previous State Board Experience

I was on the Board of the Health and Safety Authority for 3 years and also chaired their Legislation and Guidance Sub Committee.

Other positions I have held include:

Chair of IOSH Ireland

Chair of both South East and North West Districts of IOSH.

Director of Enniscrone & District Community Development Limited

Director of Enniscrone Seaweed Festival

Member of Workplace Safety Group

National President – Network – The Organisation for Women in Business

Course leader on Safety Diploma Course at Waterford Institute of Technology

Chairperson of Waterford Youth Industries

My Education includes:

BSc in Occupational Safety and Health Management (Hons)

UCD Diploma in Safety Health & Welfare at Work (with Commendation)  

Diploma in Personnel Management

Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment Management.

In Summary

I would like to join a Board where I feel I could add value, be a key player in identifying the risks and opportunities the company is facing, be independent and objective and support the Board in its vision for the company.

If my skills and abilities match what you are looking for I would be delighted to hear from you.

My contact details are:

Mobile – 086 2437677

Email –

Website –

I am also on LinkedIn.