Our Governance and Structure
Gaisce – Gradam an Uachtaráin | The President’s Award is a governed by a 15-member board of directors (Gaisce Council). The Gaisce Council is appointed by the Minister of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Affairs and by the terms of the organisation’s Constitution.
There are two nominating bodies to Gaisce Council:
- The President of Ireland nominates two members,
- The Department of the Taoiseach nominates one member.
Although not a state body, as an ‘entity under the aegis of the Department’, all other appointments are made through a process undertaken by the Department that mirrors the Guidelines for Appointments to State Boards (2014). You can find more information about how Council undertake their duties in the Directors’ Report section of our Audited Accounts.
Gaisce Council members receive no remuneration for their role. They can choose to be reimbursed for vouched expenses for Council duties, including attending Council meetings, only.
Gaisce is a company limited by guarantee (CRO: 251020) and with a charity number (CHY: 8482). Our Registered Charity Number is 20020903. The Patron of Gaisce is Uachtaráin na hEireann, Michael D. Higgins.