"Circumstances are beyond human control but conduct is within our power."
Benjamin Disraeli

SharingPoint is fully committed to maintaining the highest standards of Corporate Governance. We have a proud track record of transparency and SharingPoint is signed-up to and compliant with all the best practice codes in the Irish Charity sector. We believe that setting and maintaining these high standards is a key element in demonstrating accountability to our donors, funders and clients.

It also supports us in providing the highest quality service to our clients and in ensuring the proper operation of our activities.

We comply with the Governance Code for community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland. We confirm that a review of our organisation’s compliance with the principles in the Code was conducted in January 2015. This review was based on an assessment of our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle. The review sets out actions and completion dates for any issues that the assessment identifies need to be addressed.

Sharing Point Governance Documents

Our Board of Directors

SharingPoint is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors with a broad range of professional, commercial and industrial experience.

Peter Fitzgerald (Chairman)

With over 20 years’ experience as a senior financial services executive, Peter has managed banking operations across sixteen locations world-wide, launched a retail savings brand that operated at scale in three markets and ran a successful private bank in Austria. He latterly established a corporate affairs and communications function for a state owned financial institution, led a number of major bank restructuring projects and managed a range of issues of significant public interest. Outside of his role as Chairman of SharingPoint, Peter specialises in providing corporate affairs and communications advice to financial services companies and professional firms in Ireland and the UK.

Mary Dillon (Company Secretary)

Mary held a number of Senior Executive positions with the Bank of Ireland Group, prior to the formation of her own company, Perfect Fit Recruitment. Her key Executive roles included responsibility for Information Technology Support, Operations Management, Contact Centre Management and IT Infrastructure Outsourcing. Mary led a number of complex business changeprogrammes within the IT Infrastructure and Contact Centre areas. These programmes included the implementation of major business change including extensive organisation re-design. Mary brings her strong interpersonal capability and negotiation skills, in addition to her deep financial services expertise, to the recruitment sector.

Mary Woodnutt (Treasurer)

Mary Woodnutt is a retired Senior Manager with 40 years experience in the banking industry. Mary has successfully led both Cash and Clearing Operations across Ireland and the UK with large numbers of staff across multiple locations. She has led a number of operational programmes and projects involving extensive management of key external customers and stakeholders.

Kay Hanneffy (Board Member)

Kay Hanneffy is a senior HR manager. During her career she has been the Head of HR for a number of diverse businesses and has led a number of significant change and operational programmes. Kay has been involved with SharingPoint since its inception and facilitated a weekly recovery group for a number of years. Her focus now is supporting the CEO with stakeholder engagement, correspondence with key external bodies and funding applications.

Susie Markey (Board Member)

Susie is a senior audit manager with one of Ireland's leading financial institutions. During her career she has also held a number of operations management positions.  She has extensive experience in overseeing internal operating controls, processes and practices and holds a professional designation awarded by the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland.

Our Facilitators

Our approach to date is to train suitable former clients to become the facilitators of our recovery groups. This practice ensures that all facilitators have extensive personal experience in addiction recovery and fully understand how we work with our clients.

Each facilitator is bound by a set of stringent requirements, which are continuously monitored. These include:

  • Attendance at monthly supervision sessions with a Clinical Supervisor accredited by Addiction Counsellors of Ireland
  • Attendance at fortnightly one-to-one professional development sessions
  • Attendance at ongoing training and development seminars
  • Completion of a recognised qualification in addiction studies within three years of starting work with SharingPoint, in the unlikely event that they don’t already possess one
  • Compliance with all SharingPoint’s policies including the code of conduct and code of ethics adapted from those developed by Addiction Counsellors of Ireland

All SharingPoint facilitators are fully covered by Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance.

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