Our Team

Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team oversees the daily operation of the organisation and ensures that the targets and standards set by the board are met.

Samantha Holman – Chief Executive Officer

Samantha Holman joined ICLA as Executive Director in 2001.  She is currently also a substitute director of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations as well as vice-Chair of the IFRRO European Group and Chair of the European Development Committee.  She is a co-opted director of the Irish Visual Arts Rights Organisation and a director of the Copyright Association of Ireland.

Jorid Lindberg – Assistant Director

Jorid Lindberg joined ICLA in 2004 and oversees the distribution and international relations side of the organisation.  She has also served as a board member of IBBY.

Our Board

Composition of our Board

Our Board members total seven: – one independent chairperson, three author representatives, and three publisher representatives nominated by their respective organisations.

The Board Directors are:-

  • Ruth Gill
  • Conor Kostick
  • Ivan O’Brien
  • Nessa O’Mahony
  • Lissa Oliver
  • Jonathan Saint
  • Anthony Tierney

The Board normally meets five times a year. The Board has set out a clear Schedule of Matters Reserved for the Board in order to ensure its overall control of the affairs of ICLA. These include the determination of strategy, the approval of financial statements, any acquisitions and disposals, authority levels for expenditure, treasury policies and risk management.

The Company provides insurance cover and indemnities for its Directors and officers.

All new Directors attend an induction programme designed to develop their knowledge and understanding of the organisation’s culture and operations. The programme will usually include an overview of the operations and Board processes and meetings with the ICLA management team.

Who we represent

We have more than 3500 mandating authors or their estates (individuals) and 650 mandating publishers (organisations). Authority is received from authors through the Irish Writers’ Union and the Irish Screenwriters’ & Playwrights’ Guild and through individual mandates since 2002. Authority is received by individual mandates from publishers.

Further Information

Rules of Administration [PDF]

Distribution Policy [PDF]

Constitution [PDF]

Complaints Procedure [PDF]

Annual Accounts 2015 [PDF]