We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.
We are committed to comply with the charity SORP and the principles of good fundraising.
Senior staff salaries are as follows:
Band: €40,000-€50,000 Number of employees: 1
Band: €30,000-€40,000 Number of employees: 1
The organisation keeps detailed books and records of accounts and maintains strict financial controls. We comply with the Arts Council’s recommended guidelines for financial reporting. The organisation is transparent in its audited financial statements, with the most recent statements available here:
Appointed to the board in 2019- Maeve Mulrennan is a curator and writer based in Galway. She is the Head of Visual Art + Education in Galway Arts Centre, where she has worked since 2006. She is also working with EVA International and Dublin City Council Culture Company this year. She is the co-curator of the youth programme for Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Maeve was previously on the Board of Directors of TULCA Festival of Visual Art, where she was also Chairperson. Maeve is a short story writer, with fiction published in several online journals, The Doire Press 2013 Anthology, The Honest Ulsterman, for whom she also interviews writers, and The Galway Review. Maeve won the 2018 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition. She holds an MA in Visual Arts Practices (Curating) from IADT Dun Laoghaire, h.Dip in Arts Administration from NUI Galway, BA (hons) in Fine Art (Painting) from Limerick School of Art and Design and a BA(hons) in English Literature from NUI Galway.
Appointed to the board in 2018- Niall is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds an MBA from NUI Galway. He is an experienced business and finance professional with over 25 years work experience in senior roles with leading multinational companies within the pharmaceutical, software and telecommunication industries in Ireland, UK and Germany. Niall was appointed to the Board in 2018.
Reg Gordon (Chair)
Appointed to the Board in 2015 - Reg works as a developer for a leading eCommerce platform. Prior to this he was a professional photographer for 15 years. He has been a member of the board for 4 years and has been the Chair for the last 12 months. He was brought to the circus by his 3 kids who have all spent large parts of their childhood climbing, jumping, spinning and laughing in GCC.
Appointed to the Board in 2017 - Pauline worked as a solicitor in Galway before becoming a carer. She is chair of a school board and serves on committees of various national organisations. She was appointed to the Board in 2017 and is a spokesperson for children and youth affairs.
Appointed to the Board in 2018 - Cathy has worked in senior communications and fundraising roles for major Australian charities and environment organisations for more than 15 years, including the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Wilderness Society and Environmental Justice Australia. Now working as an independent consultant, she sits on the boards of multiple Galway not-for-profit organisations. As a 2014 Progress Australia Fellow, she was selected to study advocacy alongside change makers from all over the progressive sector in Australia. She is passionate about the environment and sustainability but also believes in the power of the arts to create a better world for all.
John Jordan (Treasurer)
Appointed to the Board in 2018 - John has over 40 years’ experience as an accounting professional with responsibility at senior management positions in both indigenous enterprises and multinational companies. With a core background in management accounting and budgeting, he has been a member of executive management teams and worked as both director and company secretary in a number of Irish and UK enterprises. Recognised for technical acumen in improving financial processes and controls, John can bring this experience to assist the Galway Community Circus to meet the challenges ahead. He has been a mentor for new businesses, set business set-ups on a voluntary basis and is involved in managing and coaching juvenile hurling and football teams in the local community.
Please direct queries about Galway Community Circus policies and procedures to Fiona Hession, General Manager and Amelie Bal Child Protection Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org or 085 1117224.