Carmel Murphy is an experienced Consultant and Executive Coach whose career background includes Human Resource leadership roles in fast paced retail environments. Having held senior HR positions in both Dunnes Stores and Arnotts, Carmel has worked as an independent HR consultant since 2016 across a number of sectors including Retail, Services, and the Not for Profit sector. Carmel works with organisations to implement change, develop leadership capabilities and improve performance.
Carmel holds a Bachelor of Commerce and MBS (HRM) qualified with a Diploma in Executive Coaching gained in 2014.
Francis is an Associate Director in the KPMG Corporate Finance team and his current focus is on Strategic Procurement projects within the Utility sector.
Francis is a Chartered Management Accountant and brings with him a range of experience in finance related appointments in IT, Health and Defence. As a former Commandant in the Irish Defence Forces senior officer, he gained invaluable experience working with the United Nations (Liberia, Kosovo and Lebanon).
Francis has completed a Bachelor of Commerce NUIG, MBS Strategic Procurement DCU and MSc Strategic Management Accounting, Smurfit Business School.
Barbara Kilbride is the Manager of Volunteer Services at St Francis Hospice Dublin. She manages the 300+ volunteers across both the Raheny and Blanchardstown Hospices. Since joining St Francis Hospice Dublin she has led the organisation in achieving the Investing In Volunteers (IiV) accreditation. This is the National Quality Standard for good practice in volunteer management. Barbara has extensive experience in volunteer & event management. From working with Irish charities Fighting Blindness, Special Olympics Ireland, Make-A-Wish Ireland and further afield with Oxfam Australia. Barbara has always been passionate about volunteering and is an active volunteer herself.
I’m delighted to be appointed to the Volunteer Ireland Board. Volunteer Ireland has always given me, as a volunteer manager, the guidance, training and support that is needed to manage large groups of volunteers. They are my go-to organisation for best practice in volunteer management. I’m honoured to sit on the board and I hope to give something back to this fantastic organisation.
Sarah Harte is currently EMEA Communications Manager at Twitter, where she is responsible for Twitter’s consumer and product communications across the region. With over a decade of experience in PR, communications and marketing, Sarah has worked with a range of organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sector. Prior to her current role, Sarah worked in DHR Communications as an Account Director and lectured on the MA in Journalism and Public Relations course at Griffith College Dublin.
Sarah has also previously worked with the international development NGO, Plan Ireland, and with Business in the Community Ireland. Sarah has lived in Germany and Belgium, where she began her career with Tourism Ireland in Brussels, as part of the IBEC Export Orientation Programme (EOP). Sarah holds a BA in International Business and Languages (French and German) from Dublin City University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing Practice from the Marketing Institute of Ireland, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations from the Fitzwilliam Institute. Sarah is a full member of the PRII and a member of the PRII National Council’s Sub-Committee on Education.
In her personal time, Sarah has volunteered for the ISPCC Childline service, after school homework club projects, food banks, theatre and arts organisations, and is currently an ALONE befriending volunteer and a mentor in the DCU MSc Strategic Communications Mentoring programme. At Twitter, Sarah is actively involved in the @TwitterOpen (LGBTQ group) and @TwitterWomen group, including CWIT (Connecting Women In Technology) which aims to support the development of women working in STEM. Follow her on Twitter @hartesarah.
Ian Dinan is an Organisational Behaviouralist based in the Midwest, with experience of three decades as a strategic leader, both as a volunteer and an employee in a diverse range of non-profit and voluntary organisations.
Working as an independent consultant in the areas of Strategic Planning, Organisational Behaviour and Change Management, his interests include equality and diversity, good governance, advocacy, public policy and organisations with an extra-urban perspective.
He is also a current board member with MOVE Ireland and he has previously served on the Board of University of Limerick (NIHE), Ireland Scholar Athlete Games, USIT Bureau and with the National Youth Council of Ireland.
Ian holds Degrees in Community and Youth Work and in Applied Social Studies and a Masters in Organisational Behaviour.
Padraic Fingleton is CEO of Donegal Local Development CLG since 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant having a wide range of experience in governance, strategic planning, budgeting, policies and processes. Having worked on the ground in the not for profit community and voluntary sector in Donegal for the past 12 years Padraic has gained a strong understanding of the challenges and needs in supporting Rural and Community-led development in particular supporting those living in poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion.
Jane has over 10 years of varied legal experience. She is currently the Group General Counsel for the Linesight Group. Harnessing her background as a criminal barrister and encompassing her more recent inhouse experience in the construction and finance industries to provide clear structure, advice and support to deliver fundamental change and improvement in legal strategy, process and compliance.
Jane holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from UCD, a Masters in Law, Medicine and Healthcare from the University of Liverpool, and a Barrister at Law Degree from The Honorable Society of King’s Inns.
A chartered accountant by profession, Michael Tyndall held senior financial and management positions in insurance and distribution businesses before joining An Post in January 1989 as Head of Financial Accounting. He was appointed Company Secretary of An Post in April 1998 and held that position until his retirement in March 2011. He was also Company Secretary of An Post National Lottery Company and several other companies in the An Post Group and was a Trustee of the An Post Superannuation Schemes. In addition to his role as Company Secretary, he had management responsibility for the Security and Investigations Department, Legal Services, Insurance Services, Heritage and some Administration Services.
He now offers his services on a pro bono basis to various charities and similar bodies and, since his retirement from An Post, he has been
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