Harry Goddard
Treasurer and Chair, Finance Sub-Committee

An experienced finance and development professional, Harry has over 20 years overseas experience and joined the Plan International Ireland Board in January 2008.


Position: Board Member since January 2008

Sub-Committee memberships: Finance

An experienced International Development practitioner, Harry joined the Board of Plan International Ireland having spent most of his career working to reduce poverty through the private sector.

A Chartered Accountant, Harry began his career in Blease-Lloyd in Liverpool in 1969 before joining the Industrial Development Authority (Ireland) in 1973 as a Senior Financial Advisor. In 1975 Harry was appointed as Managing Director of Universal Insurance Company of Ireland and latterly as Managing Director of Newmarket Finance in 1986.

Since 1992, Harry has been an International Development Consultant working on projects in Asia, West Africa, and Eastern Europe funded by DFID, the World Bank, the EU Commission and the Asian Development Bank.

Between 2010 and 2013, Harry was a non-Executive Director of Concord Europe – the pan-European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs.