Board Trustees

Ian Carter, Chairperson
CEO RCSI Hospital Group and CEO Beaumont Hospital

Ian Carter holds the positions of CEO RCSI Hospital Group and CEO Beaumont Hospital.

Ian was previously National Director of Acute Hospitals, CEO of the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF), Head of the Special Delivery Unit (SDU), CEO St James’ Hospital and General Manager Acute Hospitals Mid-Western Health Board.

Ian has also held positions in the UK: Director of Contracts and Business Administration, Regional Surgical Specialties Manager and Saudi Arabia: Assistant Hospital Manager and Director of Operations.

Ian was previously Adjunct Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Management at Trinity College and is an Adjunct Faculty Member, Institute of Leadership, Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI).

Ian joined the Board in 2020 and is also Chairperson of Ruhama.

Donagh O’Farrell, Treasurer
Finance Director, Siemens Healthineers

Currently Finance Director for Siemens Healthineers having previously worked in leading companies in the Financial Services, Retail and FMCG industries. FCCA, MBA and Diploma in Directorship (IoD) qualified.

Donagh O’Farrell joined the Board in 2021 and is the Treasurer of the Board.

Lucy Maguire
Company Director

Lucy Maguire is a qualified Mediator, having completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

She recently graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an MPhil in International Peace Studies focusing on gender-based violence. In 2022, she joined the Board of Women’s Aid Ireland and is currently a Rapporteur with The Repair Campaign, seeking reparatory justice for slavery in the Caribbean. From 2005 – 2010, she was Chair of the Irish Government’s National Action Plan Against Racism. She is a founding director of the Digicel Group, which operates in the Caribbean, and, until 2021, was Chair of the Communicorp Media Group. Previous Board directorships include Independent News and Media, Topaz Energy Group, Ulster Bank Ltd, Special Olympic World Games (2003) and Advisory Board Tesco Ireland.

Lucy joined the Board in 2023.

John Sansome
Senior Philanthropy and Development Advisor at Community Foundation Ireland

John Sansome is Senior Philanthropy and Development Advisor at Community Foundation Ireland.

Prior to his role with Community Foundation Ireland John has spent over 8 years working in development with many organisations, including Dublin Simon Community, Helium Arts, and the Australian Red Cross in Melbourne. Previous to his career in development, John worked with Davy Group in the private clients division for over 4 years.

John has an undergraduate degree in Humanities with Dublin City University, where he is also currently completing a Masters in EU Law & Policy.

Carolann Minnock
Senior Pro Bono Associate, Arthur Cox

Carolann Minnock is a Senior Pro Bono Associate at Arthur Cox and is responsible for leading the firm’s pro bono practice. A qualified solicitor of 14 years, Carolann brings a wealth of legal expertise, experience and maturity to her role. Carolann has extensive not-for-profit experience particularly in the area of women’s rights. Prior to joining Arthur Cox, she worked in international development with Irish Rule of Law International in Malawi, with the International Development Law Organisation in Afghanistan and South Sudan; and with the Internews Network in Asia.

Carolan Minnock joined the Board in 2021

Pauline Houlihan
Head of Talent, Arthur Cox

Big 4 trained Talent Acquisition and Management professional with 20+ years’ experience and a record of achievement in Talent Acquisition and Management, Business Partnering, Financial and Commercial management and the delivery of change.

Experienced delivering best in class workforce planning, recruitment solutions and talent management with a strategic business objectives lens to drive engagement, and business results across a variety of industry sectors.

Trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Accounting from University College Dublin.

Pauline Houlihan joined the Board in 2022

Louise Hyland
Global Brand, Marketing and Communications Leader – Gender Equity EY

Louise is a sales and marketing professional with over twenty years of experience leading global, national, and regional teams in creating impactful integrated marketing programs.

Currently serving as the Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications Leader for Gender Equity at EY, Louise advises the Global Executive Committee on gender-focused go-to-market strategies while collaborating with national teams to execute these campaigns locally.

Louise’s career with EY began in 2012 when she moved to Calgary, Canada and became a regional leader for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Before her current role, she worked as the Marketing Leader for Canada, advising C-Suite Leaders on effective internal and external marketing strategies and managing teams across Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary.

Before her time in Canada, Louise worked in the Irish tourism industry, leading the Sales, Marketing, and Event functions for two successful hotel openings.

Louise holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dublin Business School and a Public Relations Diploma from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. She is a passionate advocate for gender equity, LGBTQIA+ rights, and palliative care services.

Louise joined the Board in 2023.

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