My consulting firm advises organisations in the public and private sector across:

Corporate Governance

Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Good Governance, Board Effectiveness, Stakeholder Management, Internal Controls, Change Management, Executive Selection, Board Training, CSR, Communications Strategy, Crisis Communications, Organisational Development, Strategy & Planning, Advocacy, International Development, Community Development.

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Public Affairs

I have a Working Knowledge of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament), EU Decision-making Bodies, NGOs, Public Policy, Political Campaigns, Coalition Building, Socioeconomic Analysis, Political Science, Influencing, Mediation & Negotiation. Former Senator in Ireland and Vice-President of European Economic and Social Council.

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I am a highly experienced and recognised Consultant, a former Senator in Seanad Éireann (Upper House of the Irish Parliament), and Vice-President of the EU European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). In 2016 I leveraged my decades of experience 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 graduate of INSEAD’s International Directors Programme (IDP-C). INSEAD is the world’s third-ranked business school, after Stanford and Harvard (2019). I also hold a Certificate in Company Direction of the Irish Institute of Directors.

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In the course of my career, especially during my work in Europe and as a legislator, I have built an extensive, global network of contacts. In recognition of my work, I have received quite a few awards. I participated in and/or led many campaigns and supported various good causes. This gallery gives you a flavour of this.

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Jillian van Turnhout Member of National Screening Advisory Committee

“I am honoured to be appointed to the National Screening Advisory Committee by Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD. This Committee will provide independent expert advice in evaluating the evidence for population-based screening programmes in Ireland. I hope our work … Continue reading

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When things go wrong in charities and what to do.

Jillian van Turnhout was invited to be the first external person invited to record on the Carmichael Centre podcast with Host Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí. It is 26 minutes of Diarmaid and Jillian sharing their experience and providing some signposting on … Continue reading

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Changing the law in Scotland

The powerful feeling of changing the law! 3 years ago, I participated in a conference call to share my learnings of changing the law in Ireland with Scottish colleagues. Since that call, I have visited Scotland several times to share … Continue reading

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