TUDSU CLG

 

You will find information about the board of TU Dublin SU CLG here. Click on the links to jump to that section or scroll down.
 

What Is a CLG?
 

The Companies Act 2014 (the “Act”) came into effect on 1 June 2015 and introduced significant reforms in Company Law in Ireland. The Act consolidates previous legislation on companies limited by guarantee not having a share capital (the “CLG”) although the previous law remains substantially the same. 
 

Key Features

  • A CLG is a Company Limited by Guarantee and which does not have a share capital.
  • An existing guarantee company with no share capital is deemed to be a CLG on commencement of the Act.
  • Much of the law relating to a private company limited by shares will apply to a CLG subject to some important additional provisions.
  • A CLG can avail of an audit exemption but any one member may object to the same.
  • A CLG may have as few as a single member and no maximum number of members but the constitution of the CLG must specify the number of member(s) with which it is to be registered.
  • The CLG has a single-document constitution, incorporating a Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association.
  • The Memorandum of Association must set out the objects of the CLG and the CLG will have the capacity to do any act or thing stated in the objects.
  • A CLG requires at least two directors.
  • The AGM oversees the annual Finance & Risk Audit and is made up of a majority of student members.
     

What Other Stuff Do I Need to Know About TU Dublin SU CLG?
 

TU Dublin Students’ Union is unusual in Ireland in that the operations of the Students’ Union are run by a company limited by guarantee. This means we are bound by the Companies Act 2014. We also have a legal Company Constitution that outlines the role and function of the board in full. 

Our registered Company Number is 109412 and our published accounts are available on the Companies Registration office website

The company is owned by the Students of TU Dublin by virtue of their membership of the Union.

The company does not involve itself with the Politics of the elected representatives of the Students Union and instead is tasked with the operational functions of the Union including:

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resourcing
  • Risk Management

Other administrative functions such as operational policy development and office management

There are 13 Directors of the company of which the majority are always students. Directors are:

  • The President of the TU Dublin SU
  • The TU Dublin SU Deputy President (City Campus)
  • The TU Dublin SU Deputy President (Blanchardstown Campus); 
  • The TU Dublin SU Deputy President (Tallaght Campus); 
  • Four students appointed by the TU Dublin SU Student Council (representing all campuses)
  • Five non-executive directors (External directors)

One of the five External Directors is appointed the Independent Chairperson of the board for a period of three years.

  • The CEO of TU Dublin SU reports to the Board of TU Dublin SU CLG
  • The Deputy CEO is the Company Secretary of TU Dublin SU CLG

Correspondence to the Board of TU Dublin Su CLG can be addressed to the Chair and submitted to maura.cunningham@tudublinsu.ie.

The Board of DITSU CLG has three sub-committees which support the operation of the Board through their focus on specific areas of governance. Details of these committees are outlined below:

Sub-committees 

 

Why Do We Need A Board?
 

Because of our status as a CLG, we are required to have a Board of Directors, with at least two Directors. We follow best practice, and have incorporated an Independent Chair, External (and expert) Directors, our team of Full-time Elected Officials and Student Directors to our Board.
 

What Gives Them Their Remit?
 

Article 5.6 of our Constitution states:  “The sole and exclusive power to bind the Union to a lawful contract is hereby vested in the Board of TU Dublin SU CLG; no other authority, body or person so elected or established under this Constitution has the power to bind the Union to a lawful contract. TU Dublin SU CLG shall regulate its own affairs subject to the laws of Ireland, and shall endeavour to be cognisant of the policies of the Student Council.” 
 

How Does the Board Work With Student Council
    

Company Organisational Chart


    

  • Work Plan (to follow)
  • Service Plan (to follow)
  • Strategy Statement (to follow)
     

Who Is The Board?


How the Members of the Board are Chosen

  • Our Independent Chair and External Directors are chosen by interview process. 
  • Full-time Elected Officers are defacto Directors of the Board (that is, it comes with the job).
  • Student Director positions are advertised and any TU Dublin student can apply for the role by  filling out a nomination form. Candidates are then voted on by Student Council.

The purpose of the board in any organisation has three main functions namely - Governance, Management and Operations. The accounts of TU Dublin  CLG are audited annually and once approved and adopted at the AGM of TU Dublin SU CLG they are lodged with the Companies Registration Office.


4 Sabbatical Officers (full time elected officers)

  • President City -  Rebecca Gorman
  • Deputy President Blanchardstown - Luke Daly
  • Deputy President City Campus - Moya Browne
  • Deputy President Tallaght - Lee Bennett

 
Four TU Dublin SU Directors (elected by Student Council)

  • Cormac Kelly
  • Ian Kelly
  • Nathan Mongey
  • Sean Whelan

 

External Directors

  • Chairperson: Anne Connolly
  • Catherine Byrne
  • Tom Costello
  • Gemma Daly


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