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Sean Murphy, Aer Lingus

“Boardmatch Ireland’s Leadership Development Programme is a unique opportunity to contribute your professional skills and experience to a cause that you are passionate about. I had voiced an interest in sport and in particular Gaelic Games. Throughout the whole placement process, Boardmatch worked diligently to find me a board placement that matched my skills and interests. I am delighted with my role on the board of the Gaelic Players Association. It has provided me with an in depth insight and greater appreciation for all our County hurlers and footballers. In particular the excellent work the GPA does in support of these elite amateur sports stars. The appointment has been hugely beneficial for my on-going professional development and very rewarding at a personal level.”

Age Action

“We recently engaged Boardmatch Ireland to find a new board member for our organisation through their Charity Board Search service. The Boardmatch team listened carefully to our needs and found a new board member who matched our requirements perfectly. Our new board member has brought a wealth of valuable skills and experience to the board as well as a fresh outlook on the organisation and its needs.”

David Wallace – Ireland Rugby Player

“My appointment as a non-executive director of the Special Olympics Ireland, has exposed me to a passionate group of people who want to positively influence society. This experience facilitated by IRUPA and Boardmatch has been a very constructive initiative and I would certainly encourage all my peers to identify charity boards that they can contribute on and at the same time develop themselves professionally.”

Hand on Heart Enterprises

“Our board needed the right composition of people from the voluntary sector and dynamic people from the business sector that could develop a vision for our business model.  Boardmatch Ireland was the solution we needed, not only attracting two board members who made an immediate impact but in providing Corporate Governance training.  A critical success factor for our growth will be a functional board and as such Board Match Ireland will remain a key organisation that we will work with over the long term.  Thank you Chris for your continual support and passion”.

Matched Candidate

“Boardmatch has been a fantastic resource. I joined two boards in 2010 through boardmatch and helped two further charities with their strategic positioning and financial resourcing.

Notably, one of the charities I joined in 2010 had an average funding of €40k per year and is in line to raise €1m this year. They are a fantastic company, do great work in the community and deserve it. A lot of hard work ahead…”


Give & Buy

“Thanks for introducing me to Boardmatch, it’s a great idea and it is well-implemented. As a result, we have found a fantastic Digital Marketing Manager. She is already making a big difference to Give and Buy.”


Croí, The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation

“We recently engaged Chris White to facilitate a corporate governance and strategy meeting with our Board of Directors. This exercise was extremely beneficial and was acknowledged as such by all who participated.

Chris has considerable knowledge and expertise in this area and is an excellent facilitator. He delivered a day-long programme facilitating a review of Board Governance against best practice. The outcome was a series of constructive recommendations coupled with practical advice on implementation.

I Would highly recommend Chris as a valuable resource to managers; CEO’s or Boards of Directors in the not-for-profit sector.”


Matched Candidate

“I found Boardmatch an invaluable centralised search tool for a charitable organisation that I could personally identify with.”


I was blown away by the quality of candiates available on Boardmatch, I only wish I could have appointed all five candidates who had indicated an interest in joining our Board as Treasurer.”

Irish Hospice Foundation

“Boardmatch provided the Irish Hospice Foundation with a new member who is the Marketing Director for a large commercial organisation. This director has had an immediate impact in our branding and fundraising activities.”