The SFA AGM 2017 took place on 29 November 2017.
The Director and Chair presented their reports, which are available below.
Three members were elected to serve on the SFA National Council:
Carol Ann Casey, CA Compliance
Carol Ann Casey is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Managing Director of CA Compliance Limited. Her firm specialises in independent investigations, governance and HR compliance services. She holds Independent Non-Executive Director roles and is the Independent Adjudicator of the Law Society. Carol Ann joined the National Council of the Small Firms Associations in 2007 and would like to fulfil a further term championing governance and compliance.
Geraldine Lavin, 3rd i IT and Business Services Ltd
Geraldine Lavin is a founding director of 3rd i IT and Business Services Ltd, which helps its clients to develop and grow their businesses through providing them with business development, innovation, strategy and evaluation programmes. Through combining a career in third level and working with business support organisations she merges research-led critical thinking and academic rigor with a solid focus on practical application. Geraldine was co-opted as a member of the Small Firms Association’s National Council in March 2009.
Fredericka Sheppard, Voltedge Management
Fredericka Sheppard is Joint Managing Director of Voltedge Management. She is a Chartered Member of CIPD and an IMCA Certified Management Consultant (CMC) as well as being a Board Member of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors, she joined the National Council of the SFA in 2014. Fredericka has been working in the field of Human Resource Management since the mid 1990s during which time she held a number of Senior International HR Management roles with a range of organisations.