Carol Ann Casey, Founder, CA Compliance Limited

Carol Ann commenced working for herself in her late twenties and has evolved her career, with compliance being to the core of her services. Her services, skills, experience and achievements include the following:

Contentious HR and compliance
Carol Ann supports clients with independent authority, oversight, strategy and compliance. She delivers independent investigations and adjudications on contentious matters to a factual and evidenced-based standard, as well as HR compliance and governance services (she is FCIPD and C.Dir accredited).

Independent Adjudicator and Complaints Reviewer:
Separately Carol Ann provides an independent and impartial examination on the handling of investigations and decisions to ensure fair and reasonable, and she
– holds the statutory office as The Independent Adjudicator of the Law Society
– provides the Independent Complaints Reviewer service for a UK Public Services Ombudsman
– is the Independent Reviewer for a chartered body in Ireland

HR Problems:
Carol Ann deals discreetly with issues such as grievances, discrimination, performance, bullying, harassment and sexual harassment, dismissals, protected disclosures and data protection. Her key work is independent investigations, intervention reports, CEDR certified mediation. Carol Ann has investigated for pillar banks, other financial institutions, regulatory bodies, listed companies, medium and large enterprises, SMEs, NGOs, charities, professional bodies, academic institutions, etc.

HR compliance and governance:
Carol Ann advises on contractual issues, policies and procedures, governance, dignity and values training, etc.

Governance roles:
Carol Ann is Independent Non-Executive Director of The Blarney Woollen Mills Group and chairs its Audit and Risk Committee. She is the recently retired Chairperson of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), having served on the board from 2014. She was shortlisted for Leader of the Year in Charity Institute Ireland’s Charity Excellence Awards, 2020 and under her chairmanship won Board of the Year in Charity Institute Ireland’s Charity Excellence Awards, 2019.

In the past, Carol Ann has led a number of organisations to include being a president of Engineers Toastmasters and a president of Network Dublin. She has been an ambassador of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Carol Ann has spoken on a range of matters to include HR, compliance, regulation, governance, diversity and business matters for numerous entities such as the Law Society, Institute of Directors, Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Small Firms Association, a European Commission conference, Legal Island, White Paper Conferences, two UK Ombudsmen offices, etc.  Carol Ann has been part of many judging panels, chaired numerous conferences and events, and been interviewed in the media (print, television and radio) on several occasions to include holding a regular HR slot on The Business for a period of time.

Key qualifications:
• Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
• Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors
• Certificate in data protection (Law Society 2018)
• Diploma in judicial skills and decision-making (Law Society 2017)
• Master’s Degree in business studies (HR strategies)


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