In 2016 I leveraged my decades of experience on various Boards, as a leader in Irish and EU politics and NGO’s, as well as a directorship in a commercial enterprise to launch my consulting firm.

I currently serve on the State Board of the ‘Arts Council of Ireland’, the Board of ‘One in Four’, and am Vice-Chairperson of the Board of ‘The European Movement Ireland’. I am a Chartered Director of the Irish Institute of Directors and a certified Director with INSEAD, Europe’s highest ranked business school (2021). Last but not least, I am a former Senator in Seanad Éireann (Upper House of the Irish Parliament).

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My Services

I advise organisations in the public and private sector on Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Good Governance, Board Effectiveness, Stakeholder Management, Internal Controls, Change Management, Executive Coaching, Board Training, Review of Governance Policies and Procedures, Recruitment Panels, Organisational Development, and Strategy & Planning.

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Clients and Testimonials

Client examples include the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Aidlink, the Irish Girl Guides, TUSLA, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, and Carmichael.


Jillian van Turnhout co-authors article in “The Lancet”

“The Lancet” is a weekly medical journal. It is one of the world’s oldest and best-regarded scientific medical magazines. It was founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley. Lancet is another name for a scalpel, a surgical instrument. Jillian van Turnhout, CDir co-authored an article that was published in “The Lancet” on 28 June 2021. The …

Irish Girl Guides awarded European Citizens’ Prize for its innovative European programme

I am sharing this press release from the Irish Girl Guides from Monday 15 February 2021 with you.   – Almost 3,000 Irish Girl Guides’ members have earned a Europe badge since its launch in partnership with European Movement Ireland in May 2019 –   Members of Irish Girl Guides (IGG) were thrilled to hear …

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute Webinar on 18th November

As part of Charity Trustees’ Week, The Chartered Governance Institute Ireland is hosting a webinar on 18th November in partnership with Carmichael. The topic is ‘Virtuous circle of good charity governance’ and the session will discuss the benefits of good charity governance from the perspective of a virtuous circle that delivers for a range of stakeholders. The …

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