Irish Red Cross organisational structure and governance.
The General Assembly is the highest deliberative authority of the Irish Red Cross. It elects the majority of the members to the Board of Directors. Under our Constitution enacted in April 2012, more than 75% percent of the members of the General Assembly are elected as representatives of areas by the local membership of the Society.
The Board of Directors is vested with all the necessary powers to carry out the aims of the Irish Red Cross. It works closely with the Secretary-General, Senior Management staff and the Chairpersons of the various working and advisory groups who together are tasked with the implementation of policy.
As it is illustrated in Figure 1 below, the Irish Red Cross governance structure comprises the General Assembly, Board Members, Secretary General, and 10 working groups.
As it is illustrated in Figure 2 below, the Irish Red Cross management structure comprises the Secretary-General, Senior Management and Staff.