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The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected every year by the Membership at the AGM. The Board of Directors oversee operational tasks on behalf of the Association such as Membership, Treasury, Conferences and Seminars, Policy Development, Journal, Line Managing Employees, CPD, Communications and International Affairs. The Directors are the legal and governance structure of the Association whose responsibilities include IASW compliance with CRO requirements (e.g. submission of annual audited accounts).

Council is an advisory group of the Board of IASW and all Council members must be members of the Association. It is made up of the Chair of IASW, two other Board members and one representative of each Special Interest Group (preferably the Chair of each Special Interest Group). All other Board members are entitled to attend Council meetings. Additional members of Council may be agreed by the Board

Want to know more about how the association operates?? See the links on the right to download the Constitution, and the Rules & Bye-Laws.

Want to join the Board of IASW?? Contact for more information.

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors

Frank Browne – Chair

John Brennan - Vice Chair

Aine McGuirk - Treasurer

Joe McCarthy 

Hilda Loughran

Elizabeth Hamilton

Anette O'Callaghan

Ruth Muray

Zoe Linnane

Conor Boksberger

If you wish to contact any member of the Board of Directors, please contact or Ph. 01 6774838



IASW has two full-time staff – an Office Manager (Danielle McGoldrick) and a Professional Development Coordinator (Cliona Murphy). The role of Office Manager is funded primarily through membership subscriptions and the Professional Development Coordinator role is funded through an annual grant from the HSE.