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Board of Trustees


Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Depaul Board Members

FRANK ALLEN is Chair of Depaul Ireland and Depaul Northern Ireland. He is also a Trustee of Depaul International. Frank is an independent consultant on infrastructure finance and management, advising clients such as the World Bank on improving infrastructure performance. He is a member of the Board and Audit Committee of Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail and was Chief Executive of the Railway Procurement Agency (Luas) from 2002 to 2012.

CORMAC Ó TIGHEARNAIGH holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and is a chartered accountant. He is the CFO of Jurys Inn and sits on the company's Board of Directors. He has acted as a trustee and treasurer of Depaul Ireland since January 2011 and chairs the Finance & Development sub-committee.

LARRY TUOMEY is a member of the world governing council of the Society of St Vincent de Paul and a Trustee of a number of Irish NGOs concerned with immigrants, community development and social justice. He is Hon. Treasurer of Depaul International. Larry sits on a number of Depaul Ireland sub-committees and chairs the Fundraising and Communications sub-committee.

SR GORETTI BUTLER DC (ROI) Born near Clonmel Co. Tipperary and the eldest of four children. Sr Goretti first encountered the Daughters of Charity when she went to St. Vincent's, Navan Road to work for the summer holidays while at school. A year after completing secondary school she joined the Daughters of Charity. She is currently the provincial of the Daughters of Charity and having previously held a number of roles working with children, including as the Director of Services for Daughters of Charity Child and Family Services. Sr Goretti is a member of the Services and Personnel sub-committee of the board of Depaul Ireland.

SR NUALA KELLY is a Daughter of Charity. She has worked as a teacher in Dublin, London and for over 30 years in Belfast. Sr Nuala taught in a primary school in West Belfast, was Principal of a new Nursery school in West Belfast before joining the staff of a large Comprehensive College of 2,300 students, 11- 18 years old, on the Falls Road. While there she held a number of posts of responsibility including becoming Head of the Religion Department and for a number of years was Vice Principal and part of the Management Team before retiring in 2007. Sr Nuala is a member of Depaul Ireland Service and Personnel sub-committee and actively visits the services in Northern Ireland.

LARRY MC ARDLE was appointed as a trustee of the board of Depaul Northern Ireland in 2005. Larry served on numerous boards and was a Primary School Principal until 2009.

FR PASCHAL SCALLON is a member of the Vincentian Community, the Congregation of the Mission, founded by St Vincent De Paul. He is currently working as Parish Priest in St Peter's, Phibsborough in Dublin.

DOMINIC BURKE is now retired from his position as Director of Social Services in the Western Health and Social Services Board (WHSSB) in Northern Ireland. Dominic is a member of the Society of St Vincent de Paul and currently a member of a conference in Derry where he visits local families to provide support and assistance.

PAUL STANLEY is the Chief Financial Officer of UIster Bank and he has been in that role since August 2013. Previously Paul was the Acting CFO for AIB and a member of AIB's Leadership Team from 2011. Paul has extensive banking experience and spent 3 years working in Poland.

PAUL WHITE is a law graduate from University College Dublin and is a practising solicitor. Paul has previously acted as a trustee of Depaul Ireland and is a member of Depaul Ireland's Fundraising and Communications sub-committee.

MARY HIGGINS is the first CEO of Caranua. Established as the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund in 2013, Caranua is responsible for improving the wellbeing of survivors of institutional abuse. Mary has extensive experience in the delivery, design, management and evaluation of services for groups who are socially disadvantaged, and in advocating for changes in policy and legislation to address the underlying causes of disadvantage. Mary has particular experience in the area of homelessness and was a founding member of the National Campaign for the Homeless in 1984, the Director of Threshold in the early 1990s from where she went on to lead the Homeless Agency in Dublin from its foundation until 2005.

MICHAEL MURPHY was nominated as a trustee in September 2015 by National Management Council of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Michael has been a member of SVdeP since 1980 and was Regional President Mid West Region from 2010-2015. Currently he is National Vice President with responsibility for Specialist Services including Hostels and Social Housing. Michael continues to be an active member of St Mary's Parish visitation conference in Limerick city. He retired in 2012 after 43 years in banking.



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