Governance & Transparency

In this section:

Management Committee

80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World’s Management Committee advise and assist on the governance of 80:20.

Trustees appointed to the Management Committee are the custodians of 80:20’s vision and values; they approve strategy, structure, annual plans and budgets and ensure the organisation is effective and accountable. Trustees appoint the Co-ordinator of 80:20 and have delegated a range of day-to-day decision-making powers to the Co-ordinator.

The MC is currently made up of the following people:

  • Joe Conere
  • Siobhán Condron
  • Sally-Anne Fisher
  • Caoimhe Fox
  • Valerie Lewis – Chairperson
  • Kathryn Moore
  • Leo Regan – Company Secretary

Codes of conduct and regulation initiatives

80:20 is committed to the highest standards of good governance, accountability and transparency. As part of this work 80:20:

  • Registered with the Charities Regulator public register of charities in the Republic of Ireland (charity number 20034221) as the national statutory regulator for charitable organisations, and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.
  • Is compliant with the Charities Governance Code, which is reviewed by trustees annually (prior to this 80:20 completed the voluntary ‘governance code‘ journey in 2018 for good governance of community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland).
  • Is a signatory to the NGDO Charter on Basic Principles of Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs in the European Union.
  • Achieved the ‘triple lock standard‘ in 2018 as part of the Charities Institute of Ireland that demonstrates best practice in transparency and accountability.
  • Is a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages, which demonstrates a commitment to uphold the values of human dignity, respect and equality in all of 80:20’s communications.
  • Is a member of the Code of Good Practice for Development Education, led by the Irish Development Education Association.
  • Is a leading Fairtrade Workplace.


We are transparent and open about our finances. As a charity supported by voluntary public donations 80:20 is committed to:

  • Preparing fully audited accounts which are available for inspection. Financial statements are prepared in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice for Charities SORP (FRS102).
  • Adopted the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public produced by the Charities Regulator.
  • Working hard to keep governance and fundraising costs to a minimum.
  • One-third of the members of the board of management shall retire every year, to constantly refresh ideas and skills. Board members do not receive any remuneration.
  • 80:20 does NOT give salary top ups or bonus payments to any personnel.

80:20’s annual accounts are prepared by chartered accountants Byrne O’Byrne Accounting & Tax Advisors Limited, submitted annually to the Companies Office and the Charity Regulatory Authority and are available online:


As a charity, we build on institutional investment to expand and innovate. Donors support our work through funding initiatives and collaboration that enable 80:20 to pilot new programmes and serve more communities.

80:20’s projects and programmes are part-funded by Irish Aid, the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development, the European Union and by Concern Worldwide, the National Youth Council of Ireland, Self Help Africa and Trócaire.

Compliance with Guiding Principles for Fundraising

80:20 is committed to achieving the standards outlined in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising produced by the Charities Regulator. For more information on this please read the documents below:

For information on how to give feedback or should you have a complaint please read our Handling Feedback & Complaints Procedure.

Policies and Procedures

80:20 has developed a range of policies and procedures that align with best practice and regulatory standards and frameworks as an Irish company and employer. These include:

Page updated: August 31, 2022

Note: 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World Company Limited by Guarantee. It is registered in Dublin, Ireland as Company Number: 261518