Behind Rutland Centre

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who meet on a regular basis. Meetings have an agreed agenda which includes review of management accounts, reports from the executive team and developing future strategy.  The Chief Executive (not a director) is also in attendance.  

Good Governance is at the heart of what we do and as such the board of directors formally adopted the Charities Regulatory Authority Governance Code at a meeting of members on 20th May 2020. More information on the CRA Governance Code can be found here.

Prior to the establishment of the CRA Code of Governance,  the board of directors had signed up to and actively implement the “The Governance Code”. The Governance Code was a code of practice for good governance of community, voluntary and charitable organizations in Ireland. More information on this code can be found at you can view the Code signed by our Directors in 2015 here

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising provides Irish charities with good practice standards for fundraising. You can read more information about the Guiding Principals here On April 24th 2017 the Board of Directors adopted the Guiding Principals. You can read the following  documents here:

Public Compliance Statement

Donor Charter

Feedback and Complaints


Disclosure Statement

The Rutland Centre is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority of Ireland and you can find more information about the work of the authority at (CRA 20031411)

The Rutland Centre is committed to compliance with Data Protection legislation so that your privacy is safeguarded. We are currently working towards becoming compliant with the incoming General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) in May 2018 and we will be adding more information to our website for you over the coming months. You can read our privacy statement here and if you have any queries around data protection or concerns about your privacy please email 

The Rutland Centre is accredited to CHKS and the quality of our services is audited annually. You can find more information about CHKS Accreditation here

Our Board

  • Chairman:Gerry Kearney
  • Secretary: Melanie Pine
  • Medical Director: Dr John O’Connor
  • Director: Dermot MacShane 
  • Director: Noel Garvey
  • Director: David Sneddon

Gerry Kearney


Gerry Kearney is a former Secretary General of a Government Department and former board Chairman of organisations including the National Concert Hall and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. He has… Read More

Melanie Pine


Melanie Pine left college with an honours degree in history and politics and worked for some years in the private sector while also running her own arts promotion company. She then… Read More

Dermot MacShane


Dermot held senior management roles in Operations and Human Resources in a long career with Aer Lingus. He is a serving trustee of the Irish Airline (Pilots) Superannuation Scheme and he… Read More

Dr John O Connor

Medical Director

Dr John O Connor, Consultant Psychiatrist, leads our Clinical Team in the delivery of all services. As a director, Dr O Connor takes an active role in both governance of the Rutland and in… Read More

Noel Garvey

Board Director

Noel is a partner in Deloitte Ireland's Actuarial Practice and provides advisory support to numerous clients including actuarial and risk transformation, capital and solvency, model risk… Read More

David Sneddon

Board Director

David Sneddon is an executive employed by Google Ireland, based in Ireland and responsible for all technical support and customer care for the EMEA region for Google. He is a member of the… Read More