SFA Annual General Meeting

The SFA AGM will take place on 29 November 2017 at 4:30pm in the SFA offices, 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.


The Director and Chair/National Council will present their reports and three members will be elected to serve on the SFA National Council. Attending the AGM is an opportunity to keep up to date with the activities of the SFA and to elect fellow members to represent you on the Council. More information about the role of the Council is available in the SFA Constitution


Each member company has one vote at the AGM. Register online now to confirm your attendance.


The candidates for election to the National Council are:


Carol Ann Casey, CA Compliance

Carol Ann Casey is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Managing Director of CA Compliance Limited. Her firm specialises in independent investigations, governance and HR compliance services.  She holds Independent Non-Executive Director roles and is the Independent Adjudicator of the Law Society.  Carol Ann joined the National Council of the Small Firms Associations in 2007 and would like to fulfil a further term championing governance and compliance.


Rebecca Harrison, Fishers

Rebecca Harrison is Managing Director of Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy Ltd, a department store in Co. Wicklow founded in 1979 and employing a team of 18. She is also founder of Food at Fishers Café, employing a team of 12. Rebecca is currently President of Network Ireland, Ireland’s leading organisation for women in business with over 1,000 members and branches in 15 counties, and she has been part of their voluntary leadership team for 6 years.


Geraldine Lavin 3rd i IT and Business Services Ltd

Geraldine Lavin is a founding director of 3rd i IT and Business Services Ltd, which helps its clients to develop and grow their businesses through providing them with business development, innovation, strategy and evaluation programmes. Through combining a career in third level and working with business support organisations she merges research-led critical thinking and academic rigor with a solid focus on practical application.  Geraldine was co-opted as a member of the Small Firms Association’s National Council in March 2009.


Fredericka Sheppard, Voltedge Management

FrederickaSheppard is Joint Managing Director of Voltedge Management. She is a Chartered Member of CIPD and an IMCA Certified Management Consultant (CMC) as well as being a Board Member of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors, she joined the National Council of the SFA in 2014. Fredericka has been working in the field of Human Resource Management since the mid 1990s during which time she held a number of Senior International HR Management roles with a range of organisations.


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