We’re committed to maintaining the highest standards of governance. We believe that setting and maintaining standards is a key element in demonstrating accountability to all stakeholders, funders, and supporters.

We comply with the Charities Act and are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA), Ireland’s national regulatory agency for charitable organisations. We have adopted and are fully compliant with The Charities Regulator Governance Code 

Suas Educational Development T/A STAND is also a registered company (company limited by guarantee) and completes annual returns to the Companies Registration Office (CRO). 

STAND operates under a completely transparent financial culture. Our financial statements are fully audited annually by external auditors. 

In addition, the Board has determined that the organisation complies with the following principles and codes of good practice: 

Governance Arrangements 

There are clear distinctions between the roles of the STAND Board members and the executive management team. The Board is responsible for providing leadership, setting overall strategy and monitoring budgets and outcomes of the organisation. The Board is also responsible for identifying the risks affecting STAND and ensuring procedures are in place to reduce and manage the major risks identified. 

The day-to-day management is delegated to the executive management team. The executive management prepares and present policies, work plans, annual financial budgets and cash flows for consideration and approval to the Board. The Executive Director is responsible for all operational matters. There is a schedule of matters reserved to the Board for decision and a schedule of matters delegated to the Executive Director. 

The Finance Sub-Committee is accountable to the board and responsible for developing and overseeing the annual budget, monitoring reserve funds, ensuring compliance with SORPs and other relevant codes and principles, and reviewing bi-monthly management accounts on behalf of the Board. The Chair David Moffitt and another Board member with considerable financial and business experience (Ronan O’Loughlin) act on this committee, working closely with the Executive Director. 

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