Business Development Committee 

Terms of Reference


  • Brendan Cremen (Chair), Advisor, University Bridge Fund;
  • John Murray, IBM;
  • Tanya Hughes, Ballybeen Womens Centre.

The committee will seek to retain a 50:50 balance of Board and external members.

In Attendance:

CDI CEO; Finance Manager (Secretary to the Committee).

Primary Role:

The Business Development Committee will guide and support the establishment and growth of CDI’s Business Development function.

Functions of the Business Development Committee are:

  • To provide the support, direction and focus for CDI’s Business Development function;
  • To transfer and communicate the income generation targets set out in the Options Appraisal and Implementation Plan to meaningful income generation targets and a work plan;
  • To share networks and contacts in order to establish opportunities for introducing CDI, presenting speculative proposals or establishing service design and delivery partnerships;
  • To provide a challenge function to draft proposals, tenders or speculative service ideas;
  • To bring commercial expertise and ethos to CDI where it is required to generate earned income;
  • To ensure that the move towards additional income generation remains aligned with CDI’s Strategy and consistent with its values and ethos.