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
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
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
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
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
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
MR. LIAM BYRNE
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
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
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.
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
Maighread Mhic Dhomhnaill
Fr Brian Starken
Dr. Stephen Ranalow
Fr. Gerald O’Connor