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

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.

Mr. Brendan Feehan
Secretary

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.

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.

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.

Ms. Marion Shaw
Director

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
Director

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. Sean Crowe
Director

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.

Mr. Ciaran Ó Muirthile
Director

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.

Ms. Margaret O’Donohue
Director

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

Joseph Heade – Communications & Fundraising Officer

Jonathan Lewis – Programme Officer

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
  • Gemma Grimes
  • Rory Galvin