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Office of the Chief Operations Officer

COO's Functions & Roles

Governance 

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for the management of the corporate and secretarial functions of the University, and for the oversight of legal functions and activities for both the University and its associated campus companies. The COO is the Secretary to the Governing Authority and the Office of the Chief Operations Officer provides administrative support to all Governing Authority Committees. Further information on the University's organisational and committee structures can be accessed at the links below.

DCU Governing Authority

DCU Organisational Structure - September 2019

DCU Committee Structure - 2019

Staff Elections (This page will be made available in advance of future elections)

Compliance 

Compliance with Irish & EU legislation, and the overall regulatory framework within which the University operates, is the responsibility of the Office of the Chief Operations Officer. Further information on certain specific compliance issues can be accessed at the links below. 

Freedom of Information

Data Protection

Ombudsman Investigations

Oifig na Gaelige / Irish Language Office 

University Policies Management 

Corporate Compliance

Copyright Law

Risk & Resilience

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for the management of the University's risk management framework at the University Executive Board level. The day-to-day administration of the risk process within the framework is the responsibility of the Risk and Compliance Officer (RCO), who reports directly to the COO for risk management purposes. Further detailed information and guidance on the University Risk Management Framework may be accessed at the link below. 

Risk & Resilience at DCU