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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.

Paul O’Brien
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Paul O'Brien is CEO of Plan International Ireland. With a career spanning 30 years in development and humanitarian work he has lived and worked in a number of developing countries, including Kenya, Sudan, Liberia, Bangladesh and Tanzania. A senior leader in Ireland’s NGO sector for the last 14 years, Paul still travels extensively in his work with Plan International Ireland.
Donal Maher
Chief Operations Officer
Nenagh native Donal joined Plan International in 2006.
Carole Wickham
Head of Fundraising and Communication
Carole joined Plan International Ireland in May 2021 bringing over 25 years’ experience in marketing, strategy and communications.
Catja Carlson
ICT & Digital Operations Lead
Catja joined Plan International Ireland in July 2021
Julie Dwyer
Business Development Team Lead
Julie re-joined Plan International Ireland in January 2022 as the team lead for the Business Development Unit.
Linda Fuhrmann
Senior Compliance Officer
A dedicated humanitarian worker, Linda joined Plan International Ireland in September 2015 after working in West Africa in response to the Ebola crisis.
Nicole Heimberg
Business Development Officer
Jemma Lawlor
Finance Officer
Jemma joined Plan International Ireland in April 2017 as Finance & Operations Administrator and is currently Finance Officer.
Emily Lyon
Desk Officer
Emily joined Plan International Ireland in February 2021 and currently manages the humanitarian and protracted crisis programme grants from Irish Aid.
Kelly Souza Marron
Emergencies Officer
Kelly joined Plan International Ireland in May, 2019.
George Massey
Programme Team Lead Multilateral
George's overseas experience includes programmes in Haiti, Iraq and Sierra Leone.
Deirdre Murray
Programme Team Lead Irish Aid
Deirdre joined Plan International Ireland in July 2017 and has many years’ experience working in the international development sector.
Saidbh O'Duffy
Finance and Operations Administrator
Dylan Phelan
Individual Giving Officer
Dylan joined Plan in September 2021 as a Donor Relations Officer and recently took up the role of Individual Giving Officer.
Lorenza Quadrini
Programme Team Lead EU
Lorenza joined Plan International Ireland in 2018 with 15 years’ experience in the Development and Humanitarian sectors.