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Barretstown’s Board of Directors oversee the organisation to ensure transparency and best practice in all areas of the business. The Board is the governing body, the leader and steward of Barretstown.  All members work in a voluntary capacity.

Maurice Pratt (Chair)

Maurice Pratt was appointed as Chairman of Barretstown in September 2010. He is Chairman of Uniphar plc and has previously held numerous senior management roles including Chief Executive of beverage group, C&C Group plc and Managing Director of Tesco Ireland. He  also serves on the Boards of Independent Express Cargo, The Donnelly Group, Reedsdale and Playon.  He is Chairman of Nursing Homes Ireland and B&B Ireland. He is a former President of IBEC. Maurice is Chair of Barretstown’s Development Committee and Nominations  & Remuneration Committee.  He also Chairs the SeriousFun Children’s Network Board.

Anne Heraty

Anne Heraty is CEO of Cpl Resources plc., a recognised leader in workforce solutions, specialist recruitment, managed services and outsourcing. With an annual turnover in excess of €522.7 million, the company has over 670 permanent employees. In any one week Cpl also has over 12,400 temp/contract staff under management in customer sites. Her company has grown through both strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Anne won the Business & Finance ‘Business Person of the Year 2014’ and her company was ranked as ‘Best Place to Work 2019’ in the large organisation category. Anne is the Chair of judging panel for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Ireland and former President of IBEC.  Anne sits on Barretstown’s Nominations & Remuneration Committee.

Aidan Lynch

Aidan Lynch was appointed to the Board of Barretstown in November 2013.  Aidan is the Managing Director of GSK Trading Partners.  He sits on the Board of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) and is currently it’s President.  He is a past President of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and has been a council member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce since 2012.  Aidan is the Chair of Barretstown’s Finance & Audit Committee and also sits on its Nominations & Remuneration Committee.

Colm McDonnell

Colm McDonnell was appointed to the Board of Barretstown in February 2017.  Colm is a Partner and leads the Deloitte Risk Advisory practice in Ireland. He sits on the Executive of Deloitte in Ireland and is the COO for Risk Advisory in Deloitte Europe.   Colm was a Council Member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to 2019, serving as Treasurer from 2011 to 2016.  Colm is a Fellow of Chartered Accounts Ireland and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.  Colm is Chair of Barretstown’s Risk & Governance Committee.

David McKeown

David McKeown was appointed to the Board of Barretstown in November 2018. He is the co-CEO of his family business, Kilsaran International, which he has been involved in for over 20 years. Prior to his appointment as co-CEO, David spent 8 years as Group Sales Director. Kilsaran International is Ireland’s largest family owned construction material supplier with over 28 locations serving all aspects of the Irish Construction Industry. As well as a strong Irish presence, Kilsaran International has a well-established customer base in both Northern Ireland and Great Britain. David sits on Barretstown’s Development Committee.

John O’ Brien

John O’ Brien was appointed to the Board of Barretstown in May 2017.  Since 2014, John has worked as Managing Director with family business, O’ Brien Fine Foods.  Prior to joining the family business, John trained as an accountant with Patrick McDonnell & Co, in Newbridge.  In 2003, he joined the finance department of O’ Brien Fine Foods before working with the sales team where he developed the team and business into one of the biggest producers and marketers of cooked meats in Ireland, including Brady Family, Homebird and Greenfarm brands.  John sits on Barretstown’s Development Committee and Finance & Audit Committee.

Donagh O’ Sullivan

Donagh O’Sullivan was appointed to the Board of Barretstown in November 2013. From Cullen, Co Cork; Donagh is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has lived and worked in the UK since graduating from UCC in 1990. He is the Chief Executive of the Galliard Group, the largest privately owned residential developer in London. Don is also an Ambassador for the London based Irish focused charity ‘Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (icap).

Dr Jane Pears

Dr Jane Pears was appointed to the Board of Barretstown in October 2013. She is Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and is one of four solid tumour oncology consultants at the National Centre for Paediatric HaematoOncology. She graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and from Manchester University Medical School.  She completed her paediatric training at Booth Hall and Pendlebury Children’s Hospitals in Manchester and her oncology training in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.  This was followed by 12 months working as a clinical fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, prior to taking up her post in our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin in 2008. Jane is Chair of Barretstown’s Childcare Advisory Committee.

J.P. Scally

John Paul Scally (J.P.) was appointed to the Board of Barretstown in November 2018. J.P. is Managing Director for Lidl Ireland and Lidl Northern Ireland. He joined Lidl as a Graduate in 2003, initially in the construction area of the business, having qualified with an engineering degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway. J.P. subsequently held a number of roles with Lidl in Logisitics and Sales Operations from 2004 until 2012. J.P. developed an understanding of the international retail landscape while sitting on the Board of Lidl France from 2012 to 2015. J.P. sits on Barretstown’s Development Committee.”

Board Standing Committees

There are five Board Standing Committees and the Board delegates specific responsibilities to these Committees, as set out in their Terms of Reference.  The Chair of each Committee is a Board member and reports back to the Board at each quarterly Board meeting.

Childcare Advisory Committee

  • Dr Jane Pears (Chair) – Board Member, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
  • Dr Annemarie Broderick – Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
  • Ms Annamarie Doody – Senior Social Work Practitioner, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
  • Dr Clodagh Ryan – Paediatric Haematologist, Mercy Children’s Hospital, Cork
  • Dr Gemma Kiernan – Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University
  • Ms Orla Keegan – Head of Education Research and Bereavement, The Irish Hospice Foundation
  • Mr Patrick Flanagan – Parent
  • Ms Karen O’ Neill – Past Camper
  • Mr Paul Bailey, Head of Communications, Irish League of Credit Unions
  • Ms Dee Ahearn – Chief Executive, Barretstown
  • Ms Catriona Haverty – Operations Director, Barretstown
  • Ms Eimear Kinsella – Nursing & Family Liaison Director, Barretstown
  • Mr John Mitchell – Camp Director, Barretstown
Terms of Reference – Childcare Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference – Childcare Advisory Committee

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Finance & Audit Committee

  • Mr Aidan Lynch (Chair) – Managing Director, GSK Trading Partners
  • Mr Richard Ball – Chief Investment Officer, Hibernia REIT plc
  • Mr Tom Berrigan – Managing Director, Davy Investment Fund Services
  • Mr Colin Feely – Partner,  Audit & Assurance, Grant Thornton
  • Mr John O’ Brien – Managing Director, O’Brien Fine Foods
  • Ms Dee Ahearn – Chief Executive, Barretstown
  • Ms Mairead Forristal – Finance Director, Barretstown
Terms of Reference Finance & Audit Committee

Terms of Reference Finance & Audit Committee

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Risk & Governance Committee

  • Mr Colm McDonnell (Chair) – Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte
  • Mr Rory Williams – Chief Legal Officer, Ervia
  • Ms Pamela O’ Neill – Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Ms Dee Ahearn – Chief Executive, Barretstown
  • Ms Mairead Forristal – Finance Director, Barretstown
  • Mr Tim O’Dea – Director of Development, Barretstown
Terms of Reference: Risk & Governance Committee

Terms of Reference: Risk & Governance Committee

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Development Committee

  • Mr Maurice Pratt (Chair) – Board Chair, Chairman,Uniphar Group plc
  • Mr David McKeown – Co-CEO, Kilsaran International
  • Mr John O’Brien – Board Member, Managing Director, O’Brien Fine Foods
  • Mr Andrew Blair – Director, Ulster Bank
  • Mr Bob Casey – Executive Director, Korn Ferry
  • Mr JP Scally – Managing Director, Lidl Ireland
  • Mr Mark Aherne – Sales Director, Lucozade Ribena Suntory
  • Ms Dee Ahearn – Chief Executive, Barretstown
  • Mr Tim O’Dea – Director of Development, Barretstown
Terms of Reference: Development Committee

Terms of Reference: Development Committee

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Nominations and Remuneration Committee

  • Mr Maurice Pratt (Chair) – Board Chair, Chairman, Uniphar Group plc
  • Mr Aidan Lynch – Managing Director, GSK Trading Partners
  • Ms Anne Heraty – CEO, CPL Resources
  • Ms Dee Ahearn  – Chief Executive, Barretstown *

 

*The CEO is not present for any discussion relating to his/her salary.

Terms of Reference: Nominations & Remuneration

Terms of Reference: Nominations & Remuneration

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