In 2016 Jillian van Turnhout leveraged her 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 her consulting firm.

Jillian van Turnhout has successfully held a variety of leadership roles in Ireland and the EU across business, public affairs and voluntary sectors. She has served as a Director, CEO and Public Representative and has built a strong public reputation for integrity and sound judgement.

Jillian’s governance expertise emanates from over twenty-five years serving and chairing Boards along with her recognised accreditation as a Chartered Director (IoD UK), certified in international corporate governance from INSEAD, and an Institute of Directors Certificate in Company Direction with distinctions in governance, strategy and leadership.

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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 AffairsGalway Hospice Foundation, Institute of Public Health, TUSLA, Gaisce – The President’s Award, Aquaculture Stewardship Council, British Science Association, and Carmichael Ireland.


Jillian van Turnhout speaking at Odgers Berndtson Ireland Established and Emerging Female Leaders group

I was honoured to be asked to participate in a stimulating panel discussion hosted by Odgers Berndtson Ireland titled “How to transition from an Executive to a Non-Executive Director”. Susan Kelly, Partner at Odgers Berndtson Ireland, served as the MC for the event which took place at the RDS. The distinguished panel featured Caroline McDonnell, …

Governance Handbook

Have you considered having a Governance Handbook for your Board? If not, creating one could be a constructive step towards enhancing your organisation’s governance practices. A Directors’ [Trustees’] Handbook is a valuable resource for incoming Board members to smooth their induction onto a Board while also guiding everyone on their roles, responsibilities and duties. “Good …

Jillian van Turnhout completes second term on the NSAC

Last Friday, I completed my second term on the National Screen Advisory Committee (NSAC). The NSAC is an independent committee that advises the Minister for Health and the Department of Health on all new proposals for population-based screening programmes and on changes to existing programmes. It has been a privilege to be a ‘public voice’ …

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