Compliance Institute Executive


Michael Kavanagh

Michael Kavanagh


Role: As CEO of the Compliance Institute, Michael is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the organisation as well as managing its overall operations.

Background: Michael is a Board member and Chair of the audit committee of Carmichael, vice chair of the Sport Ireland/FAI Governance Oversight Group, a council member and Chair of the Education Committee of CPA Ireland, a member of the CRSC Consultative Working Group for ESMA, and a member of the Irish committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales.

Michael’s previous roles included CEO of IAASA (The Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority), Director of DPP with KPMG Ireland, Technical Director at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, lecturer in DBS, examiner, moderator, solution writer for the professional examinations of various accountancy bodies and the Irish Observer at the then Corporate Reporting Council of the FRC which produced the accounting standards for use in the UK and Ireland.

Ciara Lambe

Ciara Lambe

Head of Operations 

Role: As Head of Operations, Ciara is responsible for the day-to-day management of the operating units of the association which consist of Membership Services, Professional Development and Communications. Ciara also plays a key role in ensuring the continued quality and relevance of the Compliance Institute’s Education programmes.

Background: Ciara joined the Compliance Institute in April 2020. With a background in education and training, Ciara has over 20 years’ experience as an Operations and People Manager, having previously worked in Dublin Business School, with responsibility for developing and maintaining an exceptional team of over 100 Faculty Members from the Arts, Counselling & Psychotherapy, ICT, Law and Psychology departments. Prior to this Ciara worked in EY and managed all aspects of EY’s Professional Education and Graduates Experience.

Ciara Lambe

Faith O'Sullivan

Operations Manager

Role: As Operations Manager, Faith is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the operational and administration aspects of the Institute.

Background: Faith joined the Compliance Institute in October 2022. With a background in the Healthcare industry, most recently Faith worked in implementing quality, safety and risk control protocols for a large primary care organisation.

Faith has over 13 years’ experience in operations; across customer service, IT, people management, project management, recruitment and quality, safety and risk. Faith has previously worked in Centric Health and Locumotion.

Sinead Stoneham

Sinead Stoneham

Office Administrator & Membership Services Executive

Role: As Office Administrator and Membership Services Executive, Sinead provides assistance to Compliance Institute members, helping them with their membership renewals, designations, education queries and invoicing.

Background: Sinead joined the Compliance Institute's executive as Office Administrator in 2018 and recently took up the role of Office Administrator and Member Services Executive.

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Fiona Hanlon

Executive Office Administrator

Role:  As Executive Office Administrator, Fiona is responsible for providing comprehensive support for a variety of tasks. 

Background: Fiona has recently joined the Compliance Institute's executive as Executive Office Administrator, Fiona has a proven track record in operations, customer service, people management across various sectors such as Banking, Retail and Construction.