Alan Vard is a marketing and events professional with over 20 years’ experience in the area. He started his career with Coca-Cola and worked across a range of marketing-related roles. This included Event Marketing Manager, where he managed Coca-Cola’s promotional team and took charge of all sponsorships and events. He ran his own company - Vard Promotional Solutions – which specialised in promotional materials and services marketing, before joining GOAL in 2013. As Senior Development Manager, Alan is responsible for all of GOAL’s exciting event portfolio, business development and he manages our ambassador relationships.
Anne was appointed CEO of Vodafone Ireland in February 2013. Anne joined Vodafone from BT Ireland, where she was Managing Director for six years. She was previously Regional Director with Esat Telecom.
In November 2015, Anne became Chairperson of GOAL and she is currently President of Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
A Cork native, Anne is an also an active board member of the Vodafone Foundation, which was established in Ireland in 2003.
Since then, the Foundation has given in excess of €10m to the charitable sector in Ireland.
Brian Fagan has been volunteering and working for GOAL since 2001. He has worked for us in several countries, including Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, DRC, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Haiti. In all that time, he has raised awareness and funding for GOAL’s work back home in Ireland, most significantly by organising the GOAL Mile in Mullingar, which in 2017 will celebrate its 17th anniversary, but also through balls, raffles and various collections.
Chief Executive Officer
Siobhan Walsh was appointed as CEO of GOAL in April, 2018, and formally took up her position in July.
From Limerick, Ms. Walsh has more than 25 years’ experience in the set-up, development and management of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). This work included her role as Executive Director of Concern Worldwide USA for 17 years.
Before she joined GOAL, Ms Walsh spent the preceding five years focusing on areas such as strategy development, business development and marketing, and worked with a diverse range of businesses and not-for-profits.