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Our Team

The GOAL family is made up of over 2,500 individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, locations and disciplines. Everyday, our teams strive to support vulnerable and excluded communities in pursuit of a better world.

Combining knowledge and experience from within the humanitarian sector and many other fields, the team prioritises the safety and well being of all GOAL staff, our relationships with our partners and our work with the communities we serve

Our Global Leadership Team

GOAL's Global Leadership Team, led by CEO Siobhan Walsh, is responsible for delivering GOAL's organisational strategy across our HQ and country programmes.

Siobhan Walsh

Chief Executive Officer
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Mary Van Lieshout

Deputy CEO and Director of External Affairs
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Joanna Reid

Director of International Programmes
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Niall O’Ceallachain

Chief Financial Officer
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James Riak

Country Director, Sierra Leone
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Gashaw Mekonnen

Country Director, Zimbabwe
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Alison Mitchell

General Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary
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John Gowen

Director of Strategy and Special Projects
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David Kilcline

Interim Director of People and Organisational Development
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Bernard McCaul

Deputy Director of Programme Design and Innovation
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Leopold Buhendwa

Country Director, Niger
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Eamon Sharkey

Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications
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GOAL Ambassadors

GOAL is lucky to have the support of some of Ireland's greatest and best-known stars from across the sporting, media and literary world.

GOAL Ambassadors reflect the GOAL attributes and characteristics of leadership , commitment and resilience in the face of challenging circumstances and a deep commitment to equality for all.

You can find out more about our GOAL Ambassadors below.

Lee Keegan

Cian O’Sullivan

Michael Lowry

Aaron Gillane

Ciara Mageean

Jack McCaffery

Ronan Finn

Alan Brogan

Sonia O’Sullivan

Sinead Aherne

Join our team

GOAL is recruiting

Would you like to use your talents to help GOAL in its mission? We live by our five core values - Humanitarianism, Courage, Integrity, Respect and Partnership - to help communities fight poverty and vulnerability.

If this sounds like you, and you would like to join our team, check our current vacancies.