The Board of Transparency Legal Advice Centre (TLAC) is responsible for the governance of the organisation. It is directly elected by the members of TLAC.
Board of Directors
Sarah Jane Barrett
Sarah Jane is a certified Behavioural Analysist and Senior Practitioner Executive Coach. Specialising in the use of psychometrics, she works one-on-one developing the soft skill capabilities necessary for every leader in the alignment of business, talent and organisation. After spending most of her career in professional services, Sarah Jane left a practice management role in a mid-tier law firm to start her coaching business. Since then she has worked with a broad range of industries, private clients and academic institutions including Trinity College Dublin, the Irish Management Institute and Griffith College Dublin. Sarah Jane previously spent several years on the Board of Transparency International Ireland. She retired from the position of Vice Chair and took up a position on the Board of TLAC. Sandra concluded her final term in April 2021.
Sandra is a solicitor with expertise in public, administrative, regulatory and information law matters. Sandra is a qualified barrister (non-practising) and has worked previously in research and advocacy roles in public and non-profit organisations in Ireland and overseas. She has direct experience of the Irish startup community, having founded an e-commerce platform in the consumer sector. Sandra's second term began in April 2021. Her second term will end in April 2024.
Marian is a Solicitor and Law Lecturer with expertise in Employment and Business Law, and Employee Relations. She also has significant board, governance and organisational management experience in the community and voluntary sector. She has delivered training on a large number of CPD and Executive Education Programmes, as well as working on consultancy projects. Marian's research interests are Whisleblowing, the Legal Aspects of the Future of Work, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment. Marian's first term began in June 2020. Her first term will end in June 2023.
John is a solicitor with expertise in Financial Services law and Legal Operations. John has worked in the Financial Services sector for over 20 years. He has long-standing interest in Dispute Resolution, including articles published on Mediation; Human Rights and Historical Memory Law. John's first term began in June 2020. His first term will end in June 2023.
Rory has been a barrister since 2010, practising in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He has worked predominantly in the fields of employment litigation, judicial review and financial services. He has written policy papers for political parties and non-governmental organisations in the areas of transparency, anti-corruption and employee rights. In addition, Rory has provided training to employers, employees and their representatives regarding practice and procedure before the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court. He has also advised legislators on the implementation of the Whistleblower’s Directive. Rory's first term began in June 2020. His first term will end in June 2023.
- TD Fitzpatrick