Our Trainers

Gráinne Madden, GMJ Associates

Gráinne Madden, Founder and Senior Consultant, GMJ Associates

Gráinne Madden is the founder and senior consultant of GMJ Associates, which provides guidance to Irish businesses on responsible business practice. Gráinne's work includes development of corporate responsibility/ESG strategy, non-financial reporting, governance reviews, development and implementation of ethical compliance programmes and protected disclosure policies. Gráinne also lectures on Corporate Responsibility to MSc and MBA students.

Dr Lauren Kierans, BL, Assistant Professor of Law, Maynooth University

Dr Lauren Kierans lectures in Whistleblowing Law at undergraduate level and as a Professional Certificate at Maynooth University. She is also a qualified barrister specialising in Whistleblowing Law. Lauren holds a PhD on Protected Disclosures and has published articles, book chapters and national reports on whistleblowing law. She co-authored Protected Disclosures Act 2014 - Annotated Legislation with Anthony Kerr (published by Round Hall). Lauren was awarded the governmental project for the drafting of the protected disclosures procedures guidance for public bodies on behalf of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.