Ms Carol Boate

Regulator of the National Lottery

Ms Boate is an experienced advocate and practitioner of better regulation for the benefit of consumers and the economy. She holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.Sc. in Economics as well as postgraduate diplomas in EC Competition Law and Regulatory Governance. Before being appointed as Regulator of the National Lottery, Ms Boate was Director of Corporate Services and, previously, Director of Regulation and Business Engagement at the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Prior to that she worked at the Competition Authority, primarily in the areas of regulating mergers and acquisitions and advocating for changes to laws and regulations that hinder effective competition.

Mr Derek Donohoe

Deputy Regulator of the National Lottery / Head of Audit & Finance

Mr Donohoe is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and holds a Diploma in Forensic Accounting. He has over 35 years’ experience in accounting and auditing matters. He is a former partner in a leading Irish accountancy practice with significant experience in the areas of auditing, financial reporting, forensic accounting, corporate governance, compliance, and due diligence reviews. He provided audit and compliance services to a portfolio of regulated entities in the financial sector for many years.

Mr Cian O’Sullivan

Head of Legal & Compliance

Mr O’Sullivan is a member of the Law Society of Ireland having qualified as a solicitor in 2001. He holds Bachelor of Civil Law and Master of Laws degrees as well as post graduate diplomas awarded by the Law Society of Ireland, the Irish Taxation Institute, and the Life Insurance Association. Before his appointment to the ORNL, he was an inspector with the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. Prior to that he worked in the legal and compliance units of a large insurance company and in a leading law firm.

Ms Siobhan Phillips

Head of Player Protection and Research

Ms Phillips is a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland and holds M.Sc., H. Dip and BA degrees in Psychology. Prior to joining the ORNL, she was Head of Research Infrastructures and Evaluation at the European Science Foundation. She has had a long professional career in public policy research and evaluation as a consultant and evaluation specialist and has published many reports in Ireland and internationally. She was Head of the EU Structural Funds Industry Evaluation Unit at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment for several years and was also a Programme Evaluator for the European Social Fund.

Mr David Scott


Mr Scott is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and holds a BSc degree in Mathematics. He has over 25 years’ experience in finance, accounting, auditing, and corporate governance. Before joining the ORNL, Mr. Scott was Finance and Administration Manager with the Citizens Information Board, regulating grant-funded entities. Prior to that he held positions in the third-level education and local government sectors in Ireland and the UK.