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The Migraine Association of Ireland is a registered charity – Registered Charity Number is 20030414, CHY Number is 11252.
The Migraine Association of Ireland (MAI) is committed to complying with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public
The MAI fully complies with the Principles of Good Governance as outlined by The Governance Code (a code of practice for good governance of community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland) and is listed on the Register of Compliance on www.governancecode.ie. Please click here for the MAI Statement on the Principles of Good Governance 2018 MAI was shortlisted for the inaugural Good Governance Awards in 2016 for our Annual Report.
Please click here for the 2017 Audited Accounts
- HSE Section 39 Grants and the Department of Rural and Community Development’s ‘Scheme to Support National Organisations’ (SSNO) pay 100% of staff salaries, therefore no fundraised money is used to pay for salaries
- The CEO’s annual salary is €60,000 per year, no additional bonuses are paid and no increments have been paid since 2008
- MAI does not have a pension scheme
- No special allowances are paid to staff e.g. Away from Home Allowances, Maternity Benefits, etc.
- Like other voluntary organisations, MAI suffered substantial reductions in funding throughout the recession, but has substantially reduced running costs since the cuts began through membership of Group Schemes with The Wheel and DFI
- MAI work is also supported by occasional corporate funding in the form of unrestricted educational grants, which are governed by a strict code of guidance.
- MAI has the A Standard on the Boardmatch Transparency Scale
MAI Board Members
Name: John O’Riordan (Chair)
Date Appointed: 06/11/2017
Experience: 30 years business sales experience, involvement in youth work and a long term active member of the Cork Migraine Awareness Group.
Name: Ian Swanton (Treasurer)
Date Appointed: 25/08/2014
Experience: Chartered Accountant and Financial Controller of a diverse range of private companies.
Name: Audrey Craven
Date Appointed: Ex Officio
Experience: President of MAI, immediate Past President of both the European Headache Alliance (EHA) and the European Federation of Neurological Association (EFNA) and internationally acknowledged patient advocate.
Name: Derek Bell
Date Appointed: 04/11/2013
Experience: Business Consultant and served on numerous other charitable boards.
Name: Gobnait Lucey
Date Appointed: 20/05/2014
Experience: Long time active member of the Cork Migraine Awareness Support Group.
Name: Rachel Lynch
Date Appointed: 20/08/2018
Experience: Graphic designer and psychotherapist, has developed self management programmes for chronic pain conditions. Previously a board member of FibroIreland.
Name: Dr. Mel Farrell
Date Appointed: 20/08/2018
Experience: Historian, Author and current Director of Irish Humanities Alliance, has served on several boards and committees.
Dr Edward O’ Sullivan – Clinical Director of the Migraine Clinic in University Hospital, Cork City
Dr. Mary Kearney – General Practitioner and ICGP Tutor, Vista Clinic, Naas & Dunlavin Health Centre, Co. Wicklow
CNS Esther Tomkins – Clinical Specialist from the Migraine Clinic in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin City