Co-operation Ireland Patrons and Board
Her Majesty The Queen
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins
Co-operation Ireland Board members
Chairman Dr. Christopher Moran A successful businessman and philanthropist, Dr. Christopher Moran supports charities across national heritage, the arts, architecture, health, faith, and international relations.
Vice Chairman John Bruton John Bruton is a former Taoiseach (1994-1997) who served as Ambassador of the EU to the United States between 2004 and 2009. He was leader of Fine Gael between 1990 and 2001.
Board Member Terence Brannigan Terence Brannigan is Chairman of Tourism Northern Ireland and Chairman of the Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation. He is a former Chairman of the CBI in Northern Ireland.
Board Member David Campbell CBE A former party Chairman with the Ulster Unionist Party, David Campbell is Chairman of the Loyalist Communities Council (LCC).
Board Member Jim Clerkin
Board Member Terry Crossan Terry Crossan currently sits on Donegal County Council representing Inishowen and is a former Chairman of the Loughs Agency.
Board Member Paula Dobriansky Senior Vice President and Head of Government Affairs (Americas), Thomson Reuters
Board Member Pat Doherty OBE Harcourt Developments Ltd.
Board Member Pat Farrell CEO, Irish Institutional Property and former Fianna Fáil General Secretary.
Board Member Charlie Flanagan TD TD for Laois-Offaly and former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Board Member Sir George Hamilton Former PSNI Chief Constable
Board Member Mary Heaney Director, Global City Media
Board Member Ossie Kilkenny Special Olympics International, Washington
Board Member Sir Julian King KCVO CMG Former UK Ambassador to Ireland and Director General of the Northern Ireland Office
Board Member Sheila McClelland Chairperson – Consumer Council NI
Board Member Dr. Malcolm McKibbin Former Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service
Board Member Daithi O’Ceallaigh Director General, The Institute of International and European Affairs
Board Member Sir Jonathan Phillips KCM Warden, Keble College, Oxford
Board Member Trevor Ringland MBE Partner, Macauley & Ritchie Solicitors
Board Member Baroness Margaret Ritchie of Downpatrick Member of House of Lords, Former SDLP Leader
Board Member Rt. Hon Peter Robinson Former First Minister
Board Member James Walsh Government Affairs Counselor, K & L Gates LLP, (Washington)
Board Member Sir David Wootton Former Lord Mayor of London
Co-operation Ireland USA Board
Chairman Jim Clerkin
Treasurer Richard Pino Chief Financial Officer, New York Residence, Inc.
Members of the Co-operation Ireland USA Board
Board Member Stephen Colvin Chief Commercial Officer, Bloomberg Media
Board Member Nigel Eccles CEO and Co-founder, Click Inc.
Board Member Irial Finan Executive Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company and President of Bottling Investments and Supply Chain
Board Member Sean Gaffey Senior Financial Advisor/Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Board Member Donard Gaynor President, Donald P. Gaynor
Board Member Shane Greer Owner, Campaigns and Elections
Board Member Liam Lynch Founder and Managing Partner at Studio.VC; Owner, Irish Central
Board Member Ian McLernon President and CEO, Remy Cointreau Americas
Board Member James Morrissey Founder and CEO, East Houston Holdings
Board Member Peter Sheridan Chief Executive, Co-operation Ireland
Chairman John Mullins C.E.O Augmentis Ltd; Chairman Cork Port
Board Member Tim Lucey County Manager, Cork County Council
Board Member Ted Owens Chief Executive, Cork Education and Training Board
Board Member Tom Daly Former Education Officer City of Cork Vocational Education Committee
Board Member Barry McPolin Chief Superintendent, An Garda Siochana Angelsea St. Cork
Board Member Declan O’Leary Area Manager Southern Region, Foroige National Youth Development Organisation
Board Member Valerie O’Sullivan Director of Service, Corporate and External Affairs, Cork City Council
Board Member Donal O’Grady All Ireland GAA winner and winning manager
Board Member Jim O’Donovan Director of Services, Environment and Recreation, Cork City Council (retired)
Board Member Mr. Derek Nolan Secondary School Teacher (retired)
Great Britain Executive
Chairman Mr Roger Chadwick OBE Deputy, City of London Corporation
Deputy Chairman Mr Alderman Vincent Keaveny City of London Corporation
Board Member Mr Alderman Peter Hewitt City of London Corporation
Board Member Mr Alderman Gregory Jones QC City of London Corporation
Board Member Mr John Kennedy CBE, KSG, KMCO, DL Philanthropist and entrepreneur
Board Member Mr John O’Connell CEO, Scale Up
Board Member Mr John O’Brien CEO London Councils
Board Member Mrs Mary Heaney Publisher, Global Legal Post
Board Member Mr John Griffin Philanthropist, founder of Addison Lee
Youth Leadership Programme Ambassadors
Co-operation Ireland is thankful for the support of the Youth Leadership Programme Ambassadors
ABP Food Group
Bank of Ireland
John O’ Connell (Chair)