Orla Banks is the Director of Executive Operations at MIC. She is responsible for the broad range of staff functions attached to the President’s Office and the facilitation of the work of the governance and executive bodies of the College including the Board of Trustees, An tÚdarás Rialaithe (Governing Authority) and its sub-committees, and the Executive Team in line with good governance practice.
She takes an important role in guiding and facilitating the development, implementation and monitoring of institutional policy, strategy and related developmental initiatives. She liaises with the Office of Corporate Communications & Marketing on the development and implementation of the President's communications and acts as an interface between the President, the College, external stakeholders and the wider public. She has worked at MIC since 1998.
Orla is in the final year of research PhD studies at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick, researching the evolution of strategic planning in Irish Universities since the Universities Act (1997).