DCCoI hosts Annual General Meeting and launches the organisation’s Annual Report 2016

Posted 15.06.17

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland's (DCCoI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Wednesday 14th June 2017 at DIT Grangegorman and was attended by representatives of DCCoI’s member organisations.

Attendees were welcomed by DCCoI Chair Breege O’Donoghue who presented the Directors’ Report for the year ended 31 December 2016.

George Kennington of Crowe Horwath presented the Auditors’ Report for 2016 and the Audited Accounts were formally adopted.

DCCoI CEO Karen Hennessy gave an update on highlights of activities during 2016 and presented an outline of DCCoI’s Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020.

Siubhán McCarthy, Operations Manager of Cork Craft & Design presented an overview of activities of their network, including Cork Craft Month which was first launched in 2010.

The election for positions on the DCCoI Board of Directors also took place at the AGM. The DCCoI Board is made up of a total of 12 directors – four directors (including the Chair) appointed through the Public Appointments Service (with two of these four appointments currently pending) and eight directors elected by the member organisations. Each position is for a term of three years, with a maximum of two terms of three years.

This year DCCoI had a total of 5 positions to fill through the election by member organisations – the terms of Martina Hamilton, Michael Hanley, Sonya Lennon, John O’Connor and Elaine Riordan came to an end at the AGM, with John and Elaine going forward as candidates for re-election for a second term.

DCCoI member organisations were each invited to propose candidates. There were six nominees for the election, each of whom was invited to address the audience for three minutes.  This was followed by the voting process and the five Board members elected were:

  1. Fiona Deegan, nominated by the Network of Local Enterprise Offices
  2. Mairéad McCorley, nominated by Cork Craft & Design
  3. John O’Connor, nominated by Dublin Institute of Technology (re-elected for a second term of three years)
  4. Elaine Riordan, nominated by Ceramics Ireland (re-elected for a second term of three years)
  5. Eddie Shanahan, nominated by the Council of Irish Fashion Designers

DCCoI’s Annual Report 2016 is now available online, containing updates on all activities across the organisation during 2016 and the financial statements for the year.

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