Registered Charitable Taxation no. CHY 9078

The Board

Aidlink is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors from a range of relevant professional backgrounds. Terms of office are three years and Directors can serve a maximum of three terms. The Board of Directors are responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, financial oversight, and good governance. In 2016, the Board met 7 times in total, with an average attendance of 72%. Individual Directors provide additional regular support to Aidlink in their key areas of expertise.

MR. JOHN LYNCH

Chairperson

John is CEO at SelfSense Technologies, and also works as a Non-executive Director, business consultant and mentor. Previously he was CEO at Merrion Pharmaceuticals plc and has worked in the USA, UK and Ireland.

DR. PHILIP OWENDE

Director

Philip is a Kenyan National and is the TU4Dublin Academic Quality Manager at Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, and also Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Bio-systems Engineering, UCD.

MS. MARION SHAW

Director

Marion currently works in the area of Human Resources for Marketing & Innovation with Diageo and has previously spent some time working in Africa. She is a qualified business and executive coach.

MR. BRENDAN FEEHAN

Secretary

Brendan is President and Principal of Cistercian College, an all-boys 7 day boarding school. An accounting graduate, Brendan has a number of qualifications in education, including an M. Ed. in school leadership.

MS. MEADHBH MCCANN

Director

Meadhbh is a Project Manager at the Centre for Effective Services.  Before joining CES Meadhbh spent 6 years with Dublin Simon Community and has also held a number of recruitment and HR positions within the financial services sector.

MR. EOGHAN CAFFREY

Director
Eoghan is a Policy Analyst at the Central Bank of Ireland. He holds a Masters in Development Studies and before joining the Central Bank, spent 5 years working in International Development on programmes spanning urban and rural Africa and Asia.

MR. LIAM BYRNE

Treasurer

Liam was educated at UCD and qualified with PwC. Prior to co-founding his own firm ten years ago, he worked in a number of finance roles in New Zealand, the US, France, England and Ireland.

MS. GEMMA GRIMES

Director

Gemma (MBS, MCIPD) is a qualified Human Resources professional currently working for an Irish educational publishers. Her previous HR experience includes both the commercial and charitable sectors.

MS. MARIE MOYNIHAN

Director

Marie has worked in the education sector for a number of years with a specific focus on adult education. She holds an M.Sc. in Development Studies from UCD and has worked overseas with UNDP in Malawi, working with Women’s groups on sustainable livelihoods projects.

AIDLINK STAFF

Anne Cleary – Executive Director

Tom O’Connor – Senior Programme Officer

Molly Middlehurst – Grants Officer

Aishling Lennon – Admin and Communications Officer

Ruth MacMahon – Fundraising and Communications Intern

AIDLINK MEMBERS

Dhruba Banarjee

Kevin O’Donnell

Marion Drumm

Maighread Mhic Dhomhnaill

Paula McGovern

Fr Brian Starken

Martin Tormey

Mick Dunne

Dr. Stephen Ranalow

Fr. Gerald O’Connor

Mary Scully

Clive Byrne