Our Board Members

We have ten board members who give their time on a voluntary basis. They hold meetings regularly to ensure the organisation is well run and meets it obligations as a limited company and registered charity. Their job is to scrutinise everything we do. Click on their images below for information about their background.

  • Stephen Mackey, Board Member of Galway Simon Community

    Stephen Mackey

    Board Member

  • Edelle Lawson

    Board Member

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    Maureen Lynch

    Chairperson

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    Ann Walsh

    Board Member

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    Gregory McLucas

    Board Member

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    Henry Cleary

    Board Member

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    Jolene Gacquin

    Board Member

Stephen Mackey, Board Member of Galway Simon Community

Stephen Mackey

Board Member

Joined Board: November 2018

Stephen’s career included many years in management in banking  .He was later director and shareholder in a  property investment company. Currently self employed as a business, finance and property consultant.

Edelle Lawson

Board Member

Joined Board: July 2018

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Maureen Lynch

Chairperson

Joined Board: 2012
Maureen’s expertise’s lie in the field of HR Management. She has a Masters in Counselling, BA in Psychology, HDip in Personal & Executive Coaching and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).

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Ann Walsh

Board Member

Joined Board: October 2015
Ann lectures in Marketing at NUI Galway and is Programme Director for the award winning MSc Marketing Practice. Ann worked in a variety of Marketing management roles in local and multinational companies, as well as being self employed as a free-lance Marketer. She holds a Masters in Marketing and Bachelor of Commerce Degree from NUIG.

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Gregory McLucas

Board Member

Joined Board: September 2016
Gregory specialises in different aspects of the law and has been working as an In-House Legal Advisor since 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelors of Law from NUI Galway and a Post Graduate Diploma in Employment Law from UCD.

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Henry Cleary

Board Member

Joined Board: 2013
Henry is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Executive Committee of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC. A graduate of Dublin City University (B. Accounting & Finance and an MBS), he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Securities and Investment Institute.

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Jolene Gacquin

Board Member

Joined Board: January 2016
Jolene is a qualified Chartered Secretary. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Jolene holds an honours degree in Corporate Law and an honours LLB, both from the National University of Ireland, Galway as well as a distinction in Corporate Governance from the Smurfit School of Business.