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Irish Venture Capital Association

Director General

Irish Venture Capital Association

  • Nationwide / Dublin
  • See description
  • Permanent part-time
  • Updated 20/10/2017
  • Ciara Burrowes
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The IVCA represents venture capital firms in the Republic of Ireland that provide equity funding to unquoted companies. Applications are invited for the role of Director General of the Irish Venture Capital Association.


The successful candidate will most likely have a financial or investment background and significant senior leadership experience in a relevant role, will be a self-starter and be ambitious for the Association’s role within the industry. Ideally the candidate will have lobbying experience and familiarity with the venture capital industry. The closing date for applications will be 23rd October 2017.  Applications should include the applicant’s C.V. and a covering letter.

The key responsibilities of the Director General (DG) will include:

  • Enhancement of the reputation of the Venture Capital industry
  • Production of accurate data and research on industry activity
  • Lobbying of public policy makers and other relevant bodies including the investment community
  • Management of the PR and Marketing function
  • Preparation of representations in response to regulatory changes impacting the industry
  • Developing initiatives and driving an agenda in consultation with Council that will expand the footprint of the venture capital industry in Ireland
  • Maintenance and expansion of membership, compliance issues; annual budget and association funding

The DG will report to the Council and between Council Meetings to the Chairman.  The role of DG is supported by an Administrator who handles membership issues, events, the annual audit and CRO compliance, print production and other administrative activities.  The DG role is a part-time position; a competitive salary is offered based on a time commitment of 2 days a week. 


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