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Michael Kiely
Chief Executive Officer
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Elena Lorigan
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
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Lynette Donoghue
Finance and Sponsor Relations Administrator
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Deirdre Regan
Sponsor Relations & Fundraising Coordinator
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Patrick Crowe
Financial Consultant
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Fiona Regan
Finance and Sponsor Relations Administrator
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Clodagh Byrne
Programme and Grants Coordinator
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Clarissa Araujo
Programme and Grants Assistant
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Brian Mac Neill
Communications and Development Education Officer
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Board of Directors
Gerald Doherty'

Gerald was reappointed to the board of ChildFund Ireland in 2012, and elected Chairman in December 2016.   Gerald oversees the work of all sub-committees and was previously Treasurer of ChildFund Alliance.  Gerald is a successful businessman, married to Linda and has three adult children..

 

Geraldine Clarke
Geraldine is head of the Litigation Department in Gleeson McGrath Baldwin Solicitors in Dublin. She is a past President of the Law Society, Founding Director of the Irish Centre for European Law and a member of the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal.

 

Brendan Kenny

Brendan was appointed to the ChildFund Board in February 2012 and served as Chair from 2012-2016. Brendan is chair of the Finance & Audit Committee and of the Camogie Working Group.  Brendan is a valued director of ChildFund Alliance and is a member of the Finance Committee.  He has held senior executive appointments in organisations, both in the public and private sector.

Caoimhe Donnelly

Caoimhe is the Senior Manager, Wholesale Department, ComReg.  MBA Graduate from the University of Cambridge, Company Direction from Institute of Directors & King’s College London.

Ciaran Fitzgerald
Ciaran is a successful businessman and former captain of the British and Lions rugby team has accepted an invitation from the Chairman of the Board to re-join as a director.

 

Kevin Hayes
Kevin is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland with over 15 years’ experience of senior financial positions in SME’s in Ireland.  Kevin has experience of the Not For Profit sector having worked for Goal in Somalia and in the Dublin Head Office from 1992 to 1997.

 

Donal MacDonald
Donal worked in Asia and Africa for more than 20 years including 4 years with Irish Aid in Tanzania and stints with EU Programmes in Vietnam and the Philippines. He holds an MSc in Development Management and a further Masters in Management.  He returned to Ireland to take up an appointment with APSO and later on with Irish Aid. Donal was appointed to the ChildFund Board in 2010 and is currently a member of the Programme and Grants Sub-Committee.

 

Michael O’Shea
Michael is a graduate of University College Galway (NUIG) and was CEO of the Irish Heart Foundation from 2001 until his retirement in 2012.  He joined the Irish Heart Foundation as Operations Manager in 1990 and brings with him a wealth of relevant experience to ChildFund.

 

Eleanor Collier
Eleanor is an experienced Marketing Director who has advised and worked with brands across Ireland, the UK and the USA. She is Founder and Director of Eleanor Collier and Associates, specialists in marketing, writing and editing.  She was formerly PR Executive for the RTE Orchestras and Performing Groups; Marketing Manager for RTE Radio (RTE Radio 1, RTE 2fm and RTE lyric fm); Group Marketing Manager for RTE across radio and television and Marketing Director for Setanta Sports.  Eleanor is also on the Board of Directors of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Ireland’s largest annual multi-disciplinary arts festival.

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