The Chairperson in a Third Sector organisation plays an important role. The Chair holds responsibility for leading the Board and setting its agenda. It is often the Chair to whom trustees look for advice, guidance and reassurance on all aspects of charities' governance The Chair also works closely with the Chief Executive and is a public face for the Organisation. To support Chairs in this important role CO3 have set up a Chairs’ Forum which will provide the opportunity to respond to the challenges of the role through sharing experience and expertise with peers, gaining advice and support to promote good practice. The Chairs’ Forum will be Chaired by Brendan Mullan from Virtus Consultancy.
The Forum is open to those who currently, in the recent past or expect in the near future to take on the important role of Chairperson. It is open to all members within the CO3 Trustee Network. We see this an important platform to provide helpful information through updates and briefings.
To register for the forum please contact Rachel@co3.bz
The forum meets quarterly the upcoming meetings are:
Wednesday 18 January
Wednesday 19 April
Wednesday 28 June
Wednesday 13 September
Brendan has extensive senior management experience in the voluntary, public and private sectors, successfully leading organisations at Managing Director and Chief Executive level.
A Fellow of the Institute of Directors, he achieved distinction in the IoD Diploma in Company Direction and is a Chartered Director. He is a member of the IOD national assessment panel for the award of Chartered Director.
His academic background also includes a degree in business administration and accountancy from Queen’s University Belfast, the Irish Peace Institute Management Fellowship, and the German Marshall Fellowship to the USA.
Core skills and experience include: Leadership and Team Building, Corporate Governance, Strategic Thinking, Strategic Planning, Business Planning, Financial Control, Restructuring, Marketing, Social Enterprise