Dublin, 8th March 2016 – The ILCU Foundation has welcomed a new advisory board member following a recent review of its governance structure. The board of directors invited Dr. Monica Gorman (PhD, M.Agr.Sc), who is a lecturer in Agricultural Extension and Innovation in the School of Agriculture and Food Science in University College Dublin, to take up the position on a voluntary basis. The rational to invite Dr. Gorman to the board of directors is to expand its international development experience on a pilot basis for twelve months.
“I’m delighted to be afforded the opportunity to bring my experience to the board of the ILCU Foundation, as a member of Baltinglass Credit Union I’m well aware of the benefits of being part of the Irish credit union movement, I look forward to contributing the development of other credit union movements in low income countries”, Dr. Gorman, commented.
Dr. Gorman has vast development experience, working with a range of organisations where she held senior management roles in Ireland and Africa including Irish Aid, Concern Worldwide, Oxfam, Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations and Gorta Self Help Africa. Dr. Gorman has also completed extensive consultancy work in the areas of rural development adult education, communications and organisational change management.
ILCU Foundation Chairman, Pat Fay, said, “The ILCU Foundation is delighted to welcome Dr. Gorman to the board of directors. Dr. Gorman will play a key role in guiding the ILCU Foundation with the implementation of our Strategic Plan 2013-2018 and ensure the successful delivery of our ongoing projects. She will also bring new skills and knowledge to the work of the ILCU Foundation which will contribute towards a vibrant and successful future.”