micheal mahonSCSI President, Micheál Mahon

Micheál, who is from Bunclody in Co. Wexford, is a chartered quantity surveyor by profession and has been an active member of the SCSI for 22 years.

He was Chair of the South East Region from 2011 to 2013 before becoming Chair of the QS Group from 2015 to 2017. In the latter role he co-produced the first SCSI Report on ‘The Real Cost of New Housing Delivery’. Four years later in July 2020 as incoming President he presented the findings of the updated version of that well received report.

Micheál believes that the Society, as the independent voice of the property and construction sector, is ideally placed to make a real contribution to national policy formulation and implementation in general, and in particular to helping address the housing crisis, which  is something he is passionate about.

In addition to being President of the Society, he is also the current Chair of the Construction Industry Council.

Outside of the SCSI, Micheál is founder and Managing Director of MGM Partnership, a leading chartered quantity surveying and chartered project management practice headquartered in Wexford.



The SCSI is an incorporated company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

The Board of Directors is the primary governing body of the Society
and also acts as the Officers of Council. The Board comprises
(i) The President;
(ii) The Immediate Past President;
(iii) The Senior Vice President;
(iv) The Second Vice President; and,
(v) The Honorary Treasurer

Duties of the Board include the following:

  • Setting the strategic objectives and direction;
  • Updates Council on the performance of the Society and other matters;
  • Uphold fiduciary duties as Directors and Charitable Regulatory duties as Trustees
  • Assessing, monitoring and managing the strategic risks;
  • Managing the performance of the CEO
  • Overseeing the management and co-ordination key operational decisions;
  • Delegating to and overseeing work of other committees (particularly Standing Committees) as appropriate.


Standing Committees

The Standing Committees are Education & CPD, Membership & Public Affairs, Practice & Policy, and Regulation & Standards which provide the following support to the Board:

  • Delegated authority from and accountable to the Board and report regularly;
  • Providing reports & updates to Council, as applicable
  • Developing and overseeing implementation of the strategic objectives in their area of responsibility and linked to the Board business plan;
  • Advising the Board and the Council on such other matters as they require, and
  • Delegating work to sub-committees or working parties of members and non-members as considered appropriate.


The SCSI Council supports the Board to develop and deliver the Strategic Objectives and direction of the Society in the interests of all members. 

Specific duties include the following: 

  • Providing sectoral/group/regional updates and reports at Council meetings
  • Setting regulations for Continuous Professional Development
  • Admitting new members to the Society
  • Setting rules for Assessment of Professional Competence
  • Refusal of admission to membership without reason
  • Nominating an Honorary Member for election at the General Meeting
  • Reinstating members that have been removed (either conditionally or unconditionally)

Registration Body

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland is named in the Building Control Act 2007 as the registration body for Quantity Surveyors & Building Surveyors.

In this capacity, the Society:

  1. Provides for the registration of titles including Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors.
  2. Maintains the statutory register to ensure that anyone using the professional title “Building Surveyor” or “Quantity Surveyor” has the recognised qualifications, training and experience in accordance with the provisions of the Building Control Act 2007.
  3. Promotes the statutory register to provide members of the public with reassurance that the Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors listed on the register are qualified professionals who comply with strict codes of ethical and professional conduct.
  4. Investigates complaints about professional performance of registered parties.

Only registered Quantity Surveyors or registered Building Surveyors may use the title. A person who is not registered and who practices or carries on business under any name, style or title containing the registered title(s) in any format may be guilty of an offence.


Board Members 



Micheál Mahon

Senior Vice President

Thomas Cronin

Second Vice President

Kevin James 

Immediate Past President

Johanna Gill


Paul Mooney 


CEO & Company Secretary

CEO Shirley Coulter
Company Secretary Des O'Broin


Professional Group Chairs

Building Surveyors Sabrina Mackin
Project Management Brian Kehoe
Quantity Tomás Kelly
Geomatic Sarah Sherlock
Mineral Shane McDermott
Planning & Development Alex Walsh
Rural Agency Surveyors James Lee
Commercial Agency Declan Bagnall
Property & Facilities Management Lily Ellis
Residential Agency  Jonathan Quinn
Valuation Mark Synott


Regional Chairs

North East Region

Eamon Gavigan

South East Region

Winston Halnon

West North West Region

Enda McGuane

South Region

Peter McCarthy

Standing Committee Chairs

Education & CPD

Peter Stapleton

Membership & Public Affairs

Kevin Hollingsworth

Practice & Policy

Claire Solon

Regulation & Standards

Shane McCarthy

Young Members

Young Members Committee Chair

Bernadette Morrissey


RICS Ireland Board Chairman

Des Byrne

RICS International Governing Council

Isobel O'Regan