Denis has in excess of 30 years’ experience conducting criminal investigations with Ireland’s police force “The Garda Síochána” and civil and criminal investigations with a multi-agency body in Ireland “The Criminal Assets Bureau”. He has extensive expertise in fraud, compliance and money laundering investigations, with a strong technical knowledge of banking and financial transactions. He has obtained wide experience in managing and conducting investigations of complex criminal and civil matters, and in the development of investigative strategies and techniques. He is a former risk advisor and consultant to a number of national and international organisations. M.Sc. and B.Sc s in Management, Trinity College, Dublin; Diplomas in Management Law and Legal Studies from Dublin Institute of Technology; qualifications from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Europol.
Eamon Sharkey joined GOAL as Head of Fundraising in April of 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from UCD, and Masters in both International Development and Business Administration. Before joining GOAL, Eamon was Head of Donor Fundraising in Trocaire, and brings over 12 years experience in marketing, e-commerce, communications and fundraising in Ireland and Australia.
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Else Kirk is GOAL's Regional Director for the Middle East, based in Turkey. Else has 17 years of experience in the humanitarian sector including leading GOAL's Ebola response in Sierra Leone. Else joined GOAL in South Sudan in 2007 where she worked as Area Coordinator, shifting to the Darfur programme in 2009 and subsequently taking up the role of Head of Programmes for Sudan. Prior to that, she worked in Zimbabwe and Zambia for the Danish Association for International Cooperation and DANIDA for six years where she worked as a financial advisor and administrator.
Else spent the first 18 years of her life in Zimbabwe, where her family is engaged in agriculture. Else has an MA in Development Studies from the University of South Africa, where she specialised in Gender Studies; and an MSc & BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus School of Business in Denmark.
Else starts every day with warrior poses (yoga) and is an avid jogger.
From Omagh, Geraldine is GOAL’s Global Health and Social Behaviour Advisor.
She has 24 years’ experience in the management of global health, nutrition and HIV response initiatives throughout Africa.
Geraldine joined GOAL in 2013 and was a senior member of the GOAL’s Ebola response team from 2014 -2105.
She is instrumental in ensuring that GOAL’s health and social behaviour programmes are evidence based and achieve lifelong impact for GOAL’s communities.
Hatty Barthorp works within GOAL’s programme quality management team as a Global Nutrition Advisor. She hails from the UK but has spent the majority of her professional career living overseas with her husband and three small children. She has worked in Cambodia, Pakistan, Turkey/Syria, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Burundi, DRC, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Niger, Mali and Sierra Leone. Hatty has 15 years’ experience of working with programs across the humanitarian-development nexus.
Hatty gained a Degree with Honours in Biomedical Sciences with Psychology at Southampton University, going on the attain a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She also has qualifications in communications, advertising and marketing as well as in arts and design.
Hatty specialises in providing strategic, technical and programming guidance, working with communities, governments, civil society partners, academic institutions, donors and in specific cases with appropriate private sector partners. In conjunction with the nutrition team, she supports the development of evidence based solutions, focused on the identification of specific problems and their associated causes.
Hugh is a practicing barrister and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Following his graduation from Trinity College in 1989, Hugh joined Ernst & Young and was employed there until 1994, during which time he qualified as a chartered accountant. He then moved to New York, where he was employed by Barclay's Bank for three years, and later started working for Buchannan Ingersoll in London, where he established a consultancy practice involved in the financing of healthcare. Hugh returned to Ireland in 2001 to work in corporate finance. He was called to the Bar in 2006, and has been practicing as a barrister ever since.