Our People

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.

GGA Winner - Aidlink

“We have striven for standards of excellence in the top echelons with regards o good governance, transparency and accountability, winning Awards for our achievements. This knowledge is a key value that we are able to bring to our capacity building work with partner organisations.” John Lynch, Aidlink Chairman

Our Board

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.

Aishling Lennon

Aishling is currently the Regional Coordinator of Smart Dublin, an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities that uses new technologies and innovation to improve public services and quality of life in the Dublin region. She holds a BA in History, Politics and International Relations from UCD (2010). Aishling is a former Aidlink employee, having worked at the organisation from 2014-2018.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sean Crowe

Sean is Chief Executive of Markets and Treasury at Bank of Ireland where he has also held the positions of Group Treasurer, Head of Markets for Global Markets and Managing Director for Fixed Income Property and has been a member of the Group Executive Committee since 2014. Sean is a Director of New Ireland Assurance Company plc and of Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Ciaran Ó Muirthile

Ciaran is a senior manager at Google Ireland, where he is currently heading up the New Customer Onboarding team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has worked at Google in Ireland and abroad for 14 years in a variety of advertising and marketing roles. He holds a B.A. International from UCD and a Higher Diploma in Business Enterprise from DCU.

Margaret O’Donohue

Ms. Margaret O’Donohue was Principal of Loreto High School Beaufort Secondary School until the summer of 2019, joining the Board of Aidlink in December 2019.

Aidlink Team

Anne Cleary – Executive Director

Grace Kennedy – Programme Officer


  • Dhruba Banarjee
  • Kevin O’Donnell
  • Marion Drumm
  • Maighread Mhic Dhomhnaill
  • Paula McGovern
  • Fr. Brian Starken
  • Martin Tormey
  • Brendan Feehan

  • Mick Dunne
  • Dr. Stephen Ranalow
  • Fr. Gerald O’Connor
  • Mary Scully
  • Clive Byrne
  • Gemma Grimes
  • Rory Galvin