Aidan Horan


A chartered certified accountant, Aidan Horan is a recognised subject matter specialist in corporate and financial governance, risk management and assurance. Until recently he was an Executive Director with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) where he continues to work as a Senior Associate.

As an independent consultant, Aidan provides advisory, mentoring and support services to boards, and governance and leadership teams across key sectors. His services include board and committee performance reviews as well as specific governance evaluations and assurance reviews. He has been commissioned to lead and contribute to various governance, risk and assurance related examinations, including on behalf of government and Sport Ireland, and the governance review of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) in 2019.

Over the years, Aidan has been nominated to various non-executive roles including as a public interest nominee within the health regulatory sector and as Chairperson of the audit committees of both the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. In the early 2000’s, he also supported and advised on corporate governance matters within the North-South Bodies and other institutions. He is also a member of the Public Financial Management Board and the Sustainability Forum of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (UK).