John Burns is Manager, Corporate Secretarial Services at BDO, Dublin. He is a Fellow of ICSA and he is a former Assistant Secretary of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. where he was secretary to over 60 of the Bank’s subsidiary companies and where he spent over 11 years working in various governance roles. John is Chairperson of the Communications Sub-Committee. He has been a member of the Irish Region Council since June 2012 having previously served as a member from 2003 to 2007.