The following information on this website is published in line with the Boardmatch Ireland Governance Transparency Scale ‘A Standard’ as adapted by The Arts Council.

It contains links to the following information:

  • The names of all the current board members
  • The date the board members were appointed
  • A biography of each of the board members
  • A copy of most recent Financial Statements, including disclosure in bands of €10k of senior staff remuneration packages above €50k
  • A commitment to comply with the Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance Code
  • A commitment to comply with the principles of good fundraising
  • A list of Members
  • The Articles and Memorandum of Association (or Constitution)

Board Members

Director RoleMember Appointed
Laoise O’BrienChairIndependent2022
Wendy ArlowVice-chairpersonDublin Youth Orchestras2018
Liam DalyTreasurerLimerick School of Music2019
Carol DalyBoard MemberCounty Cork ETB School of Music2018
Anne GannonBoard MemberIndependent2019
Katharine Mac MághnuisBoard MemberAthenry Music School2023
John (Martin) Mc GinleyBoard MemberDonegal Music Education Partnership2019
Mark ThomasBoard MemberIndependent2023
Matthew ToalBoard MemberQueen’s University Belfast Symphony Orchestra2023

Biographies of current board members are available on the President and Board page of this website.

Audited Accounts

IAYO’s audited accounts for the perios 01 January 2022 to 31 December 2022 are available as a .pdf here.

IAYO’s audited accounts for the period 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2021 are available as a .pdf here.

IAYO’s audited accounts for the period 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 are available as a .pdf here.

IAYO’s audited accounts for the period 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 are available as a .pdf here.

Statement of Recommended Practice

IAYO’s accounts are prepared according to the standard FRS 102 in its accounting and reporting.

The Governance Code

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Ltd is fully compliant with the Charities Governance Code. The code is available from the Charities Regultor’s website at


IAYO adheres to the principles laid out in the Charities Regulator’s Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public. We have a Donor Charter that can be downloaded here.


A list of IAYO members is available on this website here.

Memorandum and Articles of Association

The IAYO Constitution (2022), incorporating the Memorandum and Articles of Association, is available here.

Board Handbook

The IAYO Board Handbook contains guidance on board and company procedures including rules with regard to payments and conflicts of interest. You can download the handbook here.

Strategic Plan

The IAYO Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2021 can be downloaded here.

Employment Policies

The IAYO Employee Handbook, which includes policies on harassment and bullying and grievance procedures, can be downloaded here.

Our policy on pay and conditions for contract staff is available here.

Child Safeguarding and Welfare

IAYO’s safeguarding policies are available from our Child Protection and Welfare page here.

Complaints and Comments

IAYO welcomes comments on our activities and will give serious attention to all complaints. You can access our Complaints Policy here and download our complaints form as a Microsoft Word document (.docx) or an Open Text Document (.odt).

Data Protection

IAYO is committed to protecting the personal privacy of everyone with whom we interact. You can access our Data Protection Policy here. The precise nature of information collected and processed, the legal grounds for processing and retention periods are set
out in an information processing matrix that is reserved for internal use. Any person(s) or organisation(s) that have
reasonable grounds shall be allowed to view relevant parts of the matrix.