Declan McDonagh is a retired Executive Director of the Institute of Public Administration (IPA), Dublin. He has worked as an Organisation and Management Analyst, Consultant and third-party Investigator dealing with a wide range of Irish and international institutions organisations.
A graduate of both UCD and the University of Ulster, he was a Fulbright Scholar in 1983 studying American Public Finance institutions and Governance structures. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountability (CIPFA) and has been Chairman of CIPFA's Irish Branch as well as a Member of CIPFA's Governing Council in London.
He has served on corporate Boards and/or Audit Committees of major bodies which include State Agencies, a Government Department, and Charitable Organisations.