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With the magnificent Chateau of Fontainebleau in the background, Jillian van Turnhout receives her Certificate in Corporate Governance after recently completing the INSEAD International Directors Programme.




I am helping organisations in three areas: Corporate Governance, Executive Hiring, and Advocacy. Click on the relevant picture below to learn more about that service. Underneath this I will tell more about myself, about my term as Senator in the Irish Parliament and about my global network of contacts and awards I have won. Finally, at the bottom of this page you will find my Blog.



I have almost 30 years experience in working for commercial and non-commercial (NGO) organisations, as well as serving a term as an independent senator in the Irish parliament. In various appointments – culminating in a position as a Chief Executive – I have gathered all-round management knowledge. To this I can add over a decade as a member the Economic and Social Council of the European Union, of which I have been a Vice-President. I have also served many organisations in a voluntary capacity, such as Chief Commissioner of the Irish Girl Guides, a membership organisation with over 10,000 members. Last but not least, I have been and still am a member, vice-chair or chair in several boards.

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From 2011 to 2016 I was an independent Senator in the Irish parliament. I influenced and initiated legislation, participated in successful campaigns, was named “Senator of the Year” by Miriam Lord (writer and columnist with The Irish Times) and was awarded TV3’s Tonight Show “Politician of the Year”.

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Thanks to my work in Europe, the NGO sector and as a legislator I have been able to build an extensive, global network of contacts. In recognition of my work I have received many awards.  I have led many organisations and campaigns and supported various good causes. This gallery gives you a flavour of this.

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Jillian van Turnhout receives INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance

I recently completed my INSEAD International Directors Programme and was honoured to receive my Certificate. This further strengthens my Corporate Governance experience, enabling me to serve companies as an effective member of their supervisory boards or help them review their governance … Continue reading

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Jillian van Turnhout, Candidate, WAGGGS World Board

Follow the links to view the letter of support by the Council of Irish Guiding Associations of Jillian van Turnhout‘s candidacy for the World Board of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) bit.ly/JvTCandidateWAGGGSWBArabic Arabic – عربى  English: bit.ly/JvTCandidateWAGGGSWBEnglish … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Government calling for release of 1926 Census of Ireland

14 July 2016 Dear Taoiseach, Enda, It is great to see the 2016 Census data released – and I know this is only top level figures. However, it reminded me of the quest for information by genealogists around Ireland and the … Continue reading

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