IDI Board and Council

IDI is now a fully incorporated company limited by guarantee, a non-profit entity, led by an executive board of directors, monitored and steered by a guardianship council, directed by its members. The direction of the Institute of Designers in Ireland is given by a Council of up to 16 people. The main activities are the charge of the IDI Board, and IDI President Kirk McCormack provides the main leadership and direction. IDI became a CLG at the beginning of 2017.

The strategic direction of the Institute of Designers in Ireland is given by IDI Council  who monitor and steer IDI. Each council member is a leader or member of a committee that implement IDI strategy and run activities in a very proactive way.

IDI is led by an executive board of directors and they provide guidance to the day to day activities of the IDI via the IDI Board. This is currently made up of IDI President, Kirk McCormack; IDI President Emeritus, Kim Mackenzie-Doyle; two other recent Past Presidents, George Boyle and Andrew Bradley; David Wall, John Moore, Danielle Townsend and Lesley Tully. The day to day management of most IDI activity is carried out by Denis O'Kelly, who is also IDI Company Secretary.

George Boyle; President of IDI 2016/17, Kim Mackenzie-Doyle President of IDI 2017/178 and the current IDI President, Kirk McCormack, 2018/19.

IDI Board and Council 2017/2018

Full List of IDI Council 2017-2018

Emily Cunnane, Aileen Dempsey, James Hubbard, Dominic Southgate, Con Kennedy, Paul Finnegan, Marc O'Riain, Orla McAvinue, Patrick Morgan

Mick Torrans, Niamh-Healy-Moore, Graham Vard, Daire Lyons, Zeljka Zupanic, David Rice, Carol O'Grady, Michelle Hetherington, Gavin McAuley

Fiona Duffy, Leon Butler, Donal Lally, Eamonn Hurley, Lorenzo Tonti, Jill Deering and Gillian Henderson 

President - Kirk McCormack<br /> IDI Board Member

President - Kirk McCormack
IDI Board Member

Kirk Is an architect and Principal of Longform

president@idi-design.ie

Kirk took over the IDI Presidency on June 21st 2018

DIRECTOR of IDI

Kim Mackenzie Doyle, President  Emeritus of IDI and IDI Board Member

Kim Mackenzie Doyle, President Emeritus of IDI and IDI Board Member

HUB Controls Ltd

Kim took over the IDI Presidency on May 5th 2017 and stepped down on June 21st 2018

She is a DIRECTOR of IDI

George Boyle -  President (2016/17) <br /> IDI Board Member

George Boyle - President (2016/17)
IDI Board Member

Founder of Fumbally Exchange

Head of George Boyle Designs architectural practice.

grgboyle@gmail.com

She is a DIRECTOR of IDI

Andrew Bradley - IDI Board Member

Andrew Bradley - IDI Board Member

Andrtew is a Director Bradley Brand

He is a DIRECTOR of IDI

John Moore - IDI Board Member

John Moore - IDI Board Member

John is a Director Clickworks

john.moore@clickworks.ie

He is a DIRECTOR of IDI

David Wall - IDI Board Member

David Wall - IDI Board Member

David is Director of WorkGroup.

He is a DIRECTOR of IDI

Danielle Townsend -IDI Board Member

Danielle Townsend -IDI Board Member

Danielle is a DIRECTOR of IDI

Chair of the IDI Education Committee 

Daniellle is creative director at Danielle Townsend Design, a graphic design and visual thinking agency. She also lectures in design at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the Dublin Institute of Design (DID) and Griffith College, Dublin ( GCD). At the Dublin Institute of Design she is Head of Department for Graphic Design.

After graduating with a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Graphic Design and Digital Media, she worked in the industry since 2002 for many high profile clients as a Senior Designer & Studio Manager. Danielle completed a further Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Sales Management and PR, and completed a Masters in Professional Design Practice being awarded a First Class Honours in 2009.She completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Education (2015) receiving a First Class Honours. 

Lesley Tully - IDI Board Member

Lesley Tully - IDI Board Member

Lesley Tully is a DIRECTOR of IDI

Lesley is Head of Design Thinking at Bank of Ireland; a role dedicated to helping define new market opportunities; build innovative solutions based on unmet user needs, emerging behaviors and digital technology; collaborate with startups via their co-working space: Workbench and deliver the practice of Design Thinking through the organization.

Over her 15-year career, Lesley has worked with a range of private and public sector clients and startups 

Lesley holds a bachelor’s degree in Design and a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from Trinity College Dublin and Goldsmiths, London. She is a board member of the National Gallery of Ireland.

IDI CPD/Training Chairperson-Aileen Dempsey

IDI CPD/Training Chairperson-Aileen Dempsey

Aileen is on the IDI Council.

Manager of IDI Design Enterprise

aileen@designingbusiness.ie

Director of Designing Business

IDI Design Social Chairperson-Paul Finnegan

IDI Design Social Chairperson-Paul Finnegan

Paul is on the IDI Council.

Associate and Interior Designer at MOLA

pfinnegan@mola.com

IDI Graduate Awards Chairperson -Dominic Southgate

IDI Graduate Awards Chairperson -Dominic Southgate

Dominic is on the IDI Council.

Founder │ Director Boxclever

dominic@boxclever.ie

IDI Graduate Awards Chairperson 

IDI Iterations and Research Chairperson-Con Kennedy

IDI Iterations and Research Chairperson-Con Kennedy

Con is on the IDI Council.

Lecturer at DIT

info@conkennedy.ie

IDI Universal Design Representative-James Hubbard

IDI Universal Design Representative-James Hubbard

James is on the IDI Council.

James Hubbard is a Senior Design Advisor with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design.

JEHubbard@nda.ie

IDI Regional Chairperson-Lorenzo Tonti

IDI Regional Chairperson-Lorenzo Tonti

Director of Lorenzo Tonti Design, Lecturer WIT

lorenzo.tonti@icloud.com

Denis O’Kelly- IDI Executive Officer and Company Secretary

Denis O’Kelly- IDI Executive Officer and Company Secretary

The Executive Officer of the Institute of Designers in Ireland and IDI Company Secretary

info@idi-design.ie

Emily Cunnane

Emily Cunnane

Emily Cunnane is the founder of InSpace, a creative interior design business in Dublin City Centre. Her portfolio ranges from gyms to offices, cafes and residential projects. Art, architecture and design are Emily’s big loves, and so she spends her spare time creating art, curating the annual Dublin Design Night and participating in the council of the Institute of Designers in Ireland.

She believes in no-jargon design – keeping the process and the brief around it simple and stress free. She is passionate about the arts and works with Irish artists for every project, so your design will always be a one-off, and she organises workshops that enable you to be part of the design process if you so choose.