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24 Sep 2024

Boards, Chairs and CEOs: Roles, Relationships & Boundaries – Online 24/09/2024

Target Audience

Board Members, Chairpersons and CEOs of non-profit organisations.


• Roles and responsibilities - Board, CEO, Chair
• Governance vs. Management
• Division of responsibilities
• Communication between CEO and Chair (Board)
• HR sub-committee (CEO Selection, Review, Remuneration, Succession Planning)
• CEO role in relation to the Board
• CEO performance appraisals - how to conduct appropriately
• Board only sessions
• Code of conduct
• Board evaluation (its value and purpose)
• Board Dilemmas


Delivered virtually via Zoom.


Jillian van Turnhout

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 and reporting to Boards as a CEO. Jillian is a Chartered Director (IoD UK) and certified in international corporate governance through the INSEAD International Directors Programme and an Institute of Directors Certificate in Company Direction with distinctions in governance, strategy and leadership.

Jillian current Board roles are Board Chair of the Private Security Authority, Board Chair of Nursing Homes Ireland, Board member of the Arts Council, Director (Trustee) and Company Secretary of the Irish Girl Guides CLG. She was previously the Chief Executive of the Children's Rights Alliance, the Vice Chair (Director) of European Movement Ireland, the Chief Commissioner of the Irish Girl Guides, Vice Chair of the Governance Committee of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and the President of the National Youth Council of Ireland.

Jillian has been awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite by the President of France and an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.


  • How to better manage roles and relationships on a NFP board.


Carmichael’s Autumn/Winter 2024 Scheduled Training Programme is kindly sponsored by BoardEffect.

BoardEffect is part of Diligent, the leader in modern governance. BoardEffect delivers an agile board management solution optimised for governance leaders of nonprofits, higher education institutions, community healthcare organisations, and credit unions with the right tools, analytics, and insights to drive more efficient, transparent, and secure governance.


€80Nonprofit Organisation
€70Carmichael Resident Organisation
€90Statutory Organisation
€90Corporate Organisation


The plurality of perspectives from the attendees combined with Jillian's expertise made the session extremely informative, regardless of the type of NGO/charity/non-profit you were from.
Jillian's knowledge, experience and practical examples.
Freedom of asking questions as queries arose.

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