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Sinead Aherne - Dublin Footballer
Sinead Aherne

Dublin Footballer

Siobhan Walsh - Chief Executive Officer
Siobhan Walsh

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.

Sonia O’Sullivan - Athletics
Sonia O’Sullivan

Athletics

Alan Brogan - Former Dublin Footballer
Alan Brogan

Former Dublin Footballer

Alemayehu Kuma - Global Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor
Alemayehu Kuma

Global Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor

Alemayehu Kuma is GOAL’s Global Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor, and provides organisation-wide strategic, technical and programming guidance in this critical area.

From Ethiopia, Alemayehu has spent more than 20 years in the humanitarian and development sectors across various countries, including South Sudan, Uganda, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, West Africa and The Middle East.

Alex Hutton Mills
Alex Hutton Mills

Managing Director, Lincoln International Pensions Advisory Limited

Alison Cowzer
Alison Cowzer

Alison Cowzer is co-founder of East Coast Bakehouse, and Managing Director of The Company of Food.

As an investor and Dragon, on RTE’s Dragon’s Den series, she has made investments in a number of start-up enterprises.

Alison is also a director of Women for Election and The Ronald Mc Donald House Charity.

Alison Mitchell - General Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary
Alison Mitchell

General Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary

Alison joined GOAL in November 2015 with over seven years PQE. Before this, she acted as General Counsel with Calor Gas, Ireland. She has previous experience as a Corporate Associate, gaining in-depth experience in M&A, commercial contracts and corporate restructuring, equity fundraising, corporate governance, compliance and general legal advice with top tier law firms, Maples & Calder’s and Matheson's Corporate Finance Department. LLM in European Law, University College Dublin; Bachelor of Corporate Law, National University of Ireland, Galway; and Legal French Diploma. Qualified solicitor and member of the Law Society of Ireland. Also member (non-practising) of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Anteneh Tadele - Media, Documentation and Visibility Officer
Anteneh Tadele

Media, Documentation and Visibility Officer

Anteneh Tadele is Media, Documentation and Visibility Officer for GOAL in Ethiopia. Travelling widely as part of his job, Anteneh has become one of GOAL’s key generators of images, video and other forms of content. His role sees him interview GOAL staff, as well as individuals and families that GOAL works with on a daily basis. The content that Anteneh provides is used by the organisation to communicate its work to the wider public. Anteneh has been working with GOAL since 2012.

Bernard McCaul - Acting Director of Programmes
Bernard McCaul

Acting Director of Programmes

Caroline Bocquel - Chief Financial Officer
Caroline Bocquel

Chief Financial Officer

A chartered accountant with strong financial risk management, governance, change management and strategic planning experience, Caroline joined GOAL as Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. Prior to this she was Director of Corporate Services with the Marine Institute, Ireland’s national agency for research and development, managing a team of 30 people across a wide range of disciplines.

Christy Cooney
Christy Cooney

Christy is a former President of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). He is currently a board member of Irish health insurer, VHI and of Páirc An Chróchaigh Teoranta, the GAA subsidiary that runs the organisation’s national stadium, Croke Park. He is also a Director of Simplee Flavours Ltd., a Cork based artisan flavoured salt and pepper company. Mr Cooney holds a Masters in Education. He is a former Assistant Director General of Irish National Training and Employment Authority, FÁS. He has also served on the board of the Independent Radio and Television Commission (IRTC). Mr Cooney was one of the most experienced administrators in the GAA, having served in a variety of positions both at county and provincial level, before assuming the position of President of the association in 2009. He held this position for three years until April, 2012. Mr Cooney is married with two children and lives in Youghal, Co. Cork.

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