Jim joined the board in September 2016. He is a former Chair of Concern Worldwide and Business to Consumer Director at The Irish Times. He has also held a number of senior executive positions at The Gathering Ireland 2013, 4FM, Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Fine Gael. Jim is also former CEO and founder of MyHome.ie.
Cathrine is a chartered accountant and management consultant with 20 years’ experience in a range of roles in professional and financial services and industry representation. She previously worked for KPMG and Accenture.
Bernadette joined the board of Sightsavers Ireland in 2014. She is Medical Director with VHI Healthcare, a position she has held for 20 years. Prior to this she worked in both clinical medicine and public health medicine in Ireland and the USA.
Howard was with Concern for 22 years, where he was Overseas Programme and Policy Director. His training was in agriculture, and he spent 17 years in India, developing programmes from agriculture to microfinance and education.
Chris joined Sightsavers’ Ireland board in 2017, having served on the global audit committee since 2012 and as a trustee of the Global Council since 2013. Chris retired as a partner of Accenture. He chairs a family charitable trust, is on the board of Afghanaid and is on Sightsavers’ governance and remuneration committees, and is a member of the Programme Expert Group (advisory).
Brenda joined the board of Sightsavers Ireland in 2013, having previously worked as Head of Brand and Corporate Marketing with AIB Bank. She is an accomplished brand strategist with expertise across all elements of marketing. Brenda previously held senior positions at Telecom Éireann and Eircell.