Registered Charitable Taxation no. CHY 9078

Good Governance

Aidlink is committed to the highest standards of good governance, accountability and transparency. Aidlink meets the Triple Lock standards of Charities Institute Ireland and has formally adopted the Dóchas Code of Corporate Governance. Aidlink is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority. In 2017 Aidlink won the Carmichael Centre Good Governance Award (Category 3  €1 – €5 million turnover).


Aidlink’s annual report and financial statements are available here and are prepared in line with the Statement of Recommended Practice for Financial Reporting by Charities (SORP). Aidlink’s annual reports have been shortlisted for the Chartered Accountants Ireland Published Accounts Awards 2016 and 2015, and won the small/medium not-for-profit category award in 2017. 

Our 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%.

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.

Mr. Brendan Feehan


Brendan is a teacher in St Mary’s College Rathmines, and has participated in a number of Immersion programmes;Former Principal of Cistercian College, Roscrea. An accounting graduate, Brendan has a number of qualifications in education, including an M. Ed. in school leadership.

Ms. Meadhbh McCann


Meadhbh is currently a Senior Consultant in the Management Consulting practice at KPMG. Prior to joining KPMG, Meadhbh worked within not for profit and publicly funded services delivering service improvement and strategic change projects. Meadhbh also has experience of recruitment and HR in the financial services industry.

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.

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.

Mr. Eoghan Caffrey

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.

Ms. Gemma Grimes


Gemma (MBS, MCIPD) is a qualified Human Resources professional with previous HR experience in both the commercial and charitable sectors. She has previously spent some time working in Africa.

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.

Ms. Marion Shaw


Marion is a qualified HR professional and business & executive coach with extensive leadership and management development experience working in an international organisation in the private sector. She has previously spent some time working in Africa

Mr. Brian Ingarfield


Brian is an experienced general manager having previously occupied leadership roles in technology, travel, logistics, retail and franchised businesses in Ireland, UK, Spain and Italy. Brian holds a Masters in Business from the Irish management Institute.

Mr. Rory Galvin


Rory is a Senior Account Manager at Salesforce.  Before joining Salesforce, Rory spent 8 years working in consulting and banking in London. He holds an M.B.A and B.A (Mod) from Trinity College Dublin.

Aidlink Staff

Anne Cleary – Executive Director

Tom O’Connor – Senior Programme Officer

Aishling Lennon – Admin and Communications Officer

Ruth MacMahon – WOW Liaison

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