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Our People

Plan International Ireland is made up of an experience group of passionate and committed individuals who are determined to make a difference.

Aoife Kelly-Desmond
Chair
Aoife Kelly-Desmond is Managing Solicitor at Mercy Law Resource Centre.
Brighid Smyth
Vice-chair
One of Ireland's leading marketing communications professionals, Brighid joined the Plan International Ireland Board in April 2016.
Deirdre Corcoran
Chair of the Finance Committee
Deirdre Corcoran is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and has extensive financial, management, company secretarial and governance experience.
John Perry
Secretary
John is a partner at Deloitte Ireland LLP and is the Tax & Legal Operate Leader.
Oonagh Kelly
Member of the Board
Oonagh Kelly is a Chief People Officer with over 25 years experience in Financial Services, Professional services and Education Technology.
Caleb M Kyle
Member of the Board
A Plan International Ireland Board member since June 2015, Caleb brings with him a wealth of international business experience.
Eleanor Flew
Member of the Board
Eleanor is Director of Fundraising and Communications with Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services; Harold’s Cross, Blackrock & Wicklow.
Charles Keane
Member of the Board
Charles brings extensive experience from the Banking and Finance sphere specialising in the small business sector both in Ireland and overseas.
Tara Bedi
Member of the Board
Development economist, Tara Bedi, joined the board in autumn 2021 bringing a wealth of experience in development projects and a focus on gender and social protection.
Jessica Feary
Member of the Board
Jessica Feary is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and has worked in finance roles for the past 14 years.
David O'Leary
Member of the Board
Marketing professional and director of the VHI Women's Mini Marathon, David O'Leary, has been involved with Plan International Ireland since early 2020.
Patrick Scott
Member of the Board
Patrick Scott has over 25 years leadership experience in executing strategy and managing business operations.
Mairéad Butler
Member of the Board
Mairéad Butler is studying a BA in European Studies, with a major in Spanish and a minor in German, in Trinity College Dublin, where she is a 2022 Laidlaw Scholar.