The highest standards of governance at APC is ensured through three core bodies – the Executive Management Group, the Governance Committee and the Scientific Advisory Board.
Executive Management Group
A large part of the APC’s success is due to the frequent meetings of the Executive Management Group (EMG), the Centre’s decision-making authority, which meets every Friday morning. This frequency, and the presence of senior management from both UCC and Teagasc, ensures that APC management can respond quickly to any opportunities or issues and facilitates rapid decision-making. The current composition of the EMG is:
Other senior PIs as well as senior members of the Operations team (e.g. Operations Manager, Finance Manager) also attend these weekly meetings. EMG meetings are formalised through meeting agendas and minutes, with decisions taken by vote in the absence of consensus.
The role of the Governance Committee is to provide oversight and advice to the APC leadership in order to inform the strategic and operational action plans to ensure delivery of the APC’s strategic objectives and achievement of KPI targets.
Chair: Dr Pamela Byrne
Prof Helen Whelton (UCC representative)
Prof Pat Dillon (Teagasc representative)
Mr Dermot Breen
Ms Liz Dooley
Prof Brian MacCraith
Prof Ian Sanderson
Prof Orla Feely
Scientific Advisory Board
The APC Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised of distinguished researchers who are leaders in their fields, selected to represent the full spectrum of research themes in the APC.
The SAB meets annually to:
critically review APC research programmes
advise on strategic direction of APC research
provide independent scientific advice to the Director on specific scientific issues
support and champion APC and its research
advise on commercial possibilities of IP generated from the research in APC.
Chair: Prof Emmanuelle Maguin - INRA
Prof Emeran Mayer - UCLA
Prof Susan Lynch - Microbiome Centre UCSF
Prof Nicola Segata - University of Trento
Prof Karen Scott - The Rowett Institute
APC Microbiome Ireland
Biosciences Building, University College Cork, Ireland,