About Common Purpose Ireland

Common Purpose is a global social enterprise specializing in peer to peer experiential leadership development which uses the city as its classroom. Our programmes connect leaders from a variety of sectors, backgrounds, beliefs, and geographies for the cross-pollination of ideas, influences and inspirations.

Common Purpose Ireland is one of a number of international Common Purpose entities that operates under a licence agreement with the Common Purpose Charitable Trust. Common Purpose operates in Dublin and can provide customized programmes in other locations across Ireland.

Board of Trustees

Wherever Common Purpose operates, our vision, values and Charter are upheld by Trustees. Common Purpose Ireland is governed by an independent Board of Trustees. They, along with the Senior Management Team, are responsible for the strategic direction and management of the organization.

Common Purpose Charitable Trust Company information

The Common Purpose Charitable Trust is a company limited by guarantee, and a UK registered charity. It holds all the intellectual property and know-how of Common Purpose.

It has five subsidiaries: Common Purpose UK, Common Purpose International, Common Purpose Global Customised Limited, Common Purpose Asia-Pacific and Common Purpose Student Experiences.

There are Common Purpose entities in a number of other countries around the world. All have not for profit status in their country and deliver Common Purpose courses in their country under a license. The head license is with the Common Purpose Charitable Trust.

The Common Purpose Charitable Trust was established as a charity in 1989.

It is registered with the Charity Commission under the Registered Charity number 1023384.

Common Purpose Ireland Company Information

Common Purpose (Ireland) was established in 1996 as a charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

Registered in Ireland No. 245649
Registered Charity No. 20033477
Registered Address Riverside One, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, D02 X576

It operates programmes under license from The Common Purpose Charitable Trust.

To find out more about our team and our vision for Ireland read our Strategic Plan 2019-2024: 

Common Purpose Ireland Strategic Plan 2024



Annual Report and Accounts 2017

Annual Report and Accounts 2018

Annual Report and Accounts 2019

Annual Report and Accounts 2020

Annual Report and Accounts 2021


Common Purpose is dynamic, ambitious and still growing. With a 30 year track record of helping leaders create change at both a local and global level, we are now established as one of the world’s largest leadership development organizations. 

Operating globally in a time of constant change, we know that what we need will be constantly changing too. However, who we need will stay the same. As a result, our philosophy is to hire the right person, not just fill a role. We are looking for people who share our vision and brand values; serious, passionate and real. People who are leaders. People who want to be part of making a difference.

To view current vacancies, please click here.