Governance & policy

Children’s Books Ireland is committed to maintaining the highest standards of governance and transparency. We are committed to full compliance with the Charities Governance Code and will be ready to report on compliance in 2021 as required by the Charities Regulator.

Children’s Books Ireland has been a proud participant in the RAISE initiative since 2018 with the Arts Council and OKC. This private investment capacity-building programme aims to grow a culture of philanthropy and private giving to the arts in Ireland. We have progressed from Tier 1 to Tier 2 to RAISE Advance and are delighted to have a number of partners, funders and donors who help us to work towards our vision: Every Child a Reader.

We fully comply with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public and with the Charities Governance Code. You can see our audited accounts here. Our accounts are prepared in accordance with the Charities SORP. CBI’s Chief Executive Officer’s salary is in a band of €65,000 – €70,000, and all permanent staff receive a matching 5% contribution from the company to a PRSA account.

Key management includes the CEO, Deputy CEO, Financial Controller and managers. The compensation paid or payable to key management for employee services includes gross salary, employer PRSI and employer pension contribution and is shown below:
Salaries and other short term employee benefits.

2022 – €242,904

2021 – €208,065

Our annual reports are available here

Children’s Books Ireland is governed by its board of directors. The rules of rotation and procedures relating to appointment of directors are laid out in Children’s Books Ireland’s governing document. Members may nominate themselves or another person for election ahead of Children’s Books Ireland’s Annual General Meeting (held the same weekend as our International Conference in late September each year) or the board may appoint directors as needed when a vacancy arises. Maintaining varied skills and areas of expertise as well as sectoral representation across the board is a priority for Children’s Books Ireland. If you are interested in serving on the board of Children’s Books Ireland, contact our CEO, Elaina Ryan, at the link below.