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  Role Member  Appointed
Clare Daly Chairperson Independent 2017
Wendy Arlow Vice-chairperson Dublin Youth Orchestras 2018
Fiona Creedon Board Member Independent 2019
Carol Daly Board Member County Cork ETB School of Music 2018
Liam Daly Board Member Limerick School of Music 2019
Anne Gannon Board Member Independent 2019
John (Martin) Mc Ginley Board Member Donegal Music Education Partnership 2019
Mona McMahon Board Member St Michael’s NS / Kylemore College 2017
Denise Ní Dhuibhir Board Member Scoil Úna Naofa Music Project and String Orchestra 2019
Brian Murray Board Member Fingal County Youth Orchestra 2016
Ed Phelan Treasurer DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama 2015
Delphine Picovici Board Member Carlow Youth Orchestra 2020

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

Audited Accounts

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

IAYO’s audited accounts for the period 01 June 2018 to 31 December 2018 are available as a .pdf here. Those accounts were for a seven month period in order to align IAYO’s accounts to the calendar year.

IAYO’s audited accounts for the period 01 June 2017 to 31 May 2018, 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 on the adoption journey of the Charities Governance Code. Full implementation is expected in 2020 in line with the requirements of the Charities Regulatory Authority. 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 (2018), 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.

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).