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Board of Directors

Carmel Terry


John Hanley

John Hanley B.Comm, B.A., B.Sc., H.Dip.Ed, P.G.Dip.A.S.Sts, P.G.Dip.AFP&S(SW), Dip.L.S., Cert.Ind.Mgt is employed as a Principal Social Worker/Senior Housing Welfare Officer with Dublin City Council. He is a Board Member/Director of a number of social care agencies including National Traveller MABS, St. Margaret’s Traveller Community Association, St. Margaret’s Pre-School and Tall Tales Theatre Company. Other professional interests include social justice, anti-discrimination issues and the development of professional standards of practice in community work/social care within a European context. John is also Honorary Treasurer and Clerk of the Council of Convocation of the National University of Ireland.

Michael O'Grady


Michael O'Grady is a former Revenue Commissioner. He retired recently after 10 years as a Commissioner and almost 40 years in total in Revenue. He has a wide range of experience in managing a highly complex organisation (with some 6,000 employees) and in the development and implementation of tax policy. He was heavily involved in the major restructuring and modernisation of Revenue over the past decade and in improving its IT capacity and infrastructure. Michael is an accountant, has a barrister-at-law degree from the Kings Inns and an MSc (Management) degree from Trinity College. He is on the Audit Committee of the National Treasury Management Agency and since retirement has been involved in a number of projects on behalf of Government Departments (most recently as process auditor for the sale of the National Lottery). Michael also chairs the charitable trust Friends of Stanhope Centre.

Rosanne Power


Des McCormack

Des McCormack retired in 2010 as Managing Director of Whirlpool Ireland, a position he held for 21 years. He was responsible for introducing the Whirlpool Brand to Ireland in 1989 which very quickly became the leading brand on the Irish market. Des graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. On his return to Ireland in 1970 he joined Philips Electronics and held a number of positions before being appointed as MD of a Joint Venture between Whirlpool and Philips in 1989. During a career in athletics Des set an Irish record for the 3000m Steeplechase as well as setting a US Inter Collegiate Record for the same event. In addition Des won two NCAA Cross Country Team Titles with Villanova University. Des is a member of the Board of Directors of WEEE Ireland. and a Trustee of the Friends of Stanhope Centre Charitable Trust.

Bernard Joyce




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