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 in Carmichael’s Governance Panel Discussion

Carmichael is a leading training and support body for non-profit organisations in Ireland. Jillian van Turnhout is on their panel of trainers for governance. On April 26, 2023, Carmichael held a Governance Dilemma webinar in which a panel of experts discussed a real-life governance issue that an Irish non-profit organisation had faced. Each of the …

Jillian van Turnhout speaking at Dublin South’s Local Enterprise Week

The title of the event is ‘The Business of Social Enterprise, a challenging and provocative examination of social enterprise as a business model.’ It takes place in the Apex Theatre, Tallaght on Thursday March 9th 2023, 10.00 to 12.00 “There is a growing awareness of Social Enterprise among the public and businesses alike. However, while …

Jillian van Turnhout appointed Independent Chair of Nursing Homes Ireland

The Board of Directors of Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) has appointed Jillian van Turnhout CDir IDP-C as Independent Chairperson. Jillian succeeds Maurice Pratt, who stepped down from the role of Chair at the end of 2022, having served the maximum six-year term. Tadhg Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland, wrote: “We thank Maurice for his …

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