Fergus Finlay was the Chief Executive of the charity Barnardos in Ireland until October 2018. He was a senior member of the Irish Labour Party and is also a weekly columnist with the Irish Examiner and the author of a number of books.
Frances Daly joined the Irish Prison Service in January 1991. Has served in various Prisons and all grades in the prison service, March 2020 appointed as Governor 1 Cloverhill Prison. Throughout her career she has been a catalyst for change and an innovator in implementing new systems.
In 2009 Frances took on the lead role as Governor for the Community Based Heath and First Aid in Prisons programme. This programme is a partnership between the Irish Red Cross, Education Training Board and the Irish Prison Service, it’s a peer led programme that was piloted in Wheatfield, rolled out to all prisons since 2014. The programme has received awards both nationally and internationally.
Tina Roche is the former CEO of the Community Foundation for Ireland. She was appointed Chief Executive of The Foundation for Investing in Communities in January 2000. She established two organisations – The Community Foundation for Ireland and Business in the Community Ireland.
John Lonergan was Governor of Mountjoy Prison until his retirement in 2010. A native of Bansha, Co. Tipperary, John joined the Irish Prison Service in 1968. He also served as Governor of the high security prison in Portlaoise from November 1988 until May 1992.
Margot Slattery is the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at ISS/AS and the founding chair of Sodexo’s Women Work network. She is a board member of GLEN (The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) in Ireland. She was voted Woman of the Year in the 2013 Shine Awards.
Scott was appointed Charities Institute Ireland’s COO at its inception in 2016. In this role Scott oversees the Institute’s operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals, by implementing judgement, vision, management, and leadership.