MEET THE BOARD
Board Of Directors
Our highly skilled Board of Directors are committed to the highest standards of corporate governance consistent with the complexities of the housing sector. The Board oversees our strategic direction, reviews progress, and advises senior management. Tuath Board Members are all volunteers who are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and making sure it has the resources to achieve this.
A Professor at the University of Ulster, Paddy was awarded a Distinguished Community Fellowship for outstanding work in the community. He has extensive academic and applied research experience with over 200 publications on housing related issues. Among Paddy’s accomplishments are his appointment as the first ever Irish President of the Chartered Institute of Housing in 2010, named as the No1 Housing Power Player in the UK & Ireland in 2017 and in 2020 was awarded an OBE for his service to Housing. In 2022, Paddy was appointed by Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien, to sit on the newly formed Housing Commission.
Patricia has over 25 years’ experience in the housing and property sector, working in key positions with responsibility for new business, development, partnership working and operations. Patricia has worked within the statutory, private and not for profit housing sectors in both Ireland and the UK and provides consultancy services to housing providers and developers. She is currently Chief Executive at Glebe Housing Association in London.
Gerry Flynn worked with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for 37 years at all levels including District, Region and Central with the last 5 years in the key role as Director of Landlord (Housing) Services. Gerry helped build the NIHE’s portfolio to approximately 85,000 properties and played a pivotal role in the development of the Housing Community Network (HCN). Gerry has expertise in all aspects of housing services from repairs to management of contracts and his commitment to embracing the principles of tenant participation and involving customers in service improvement and the promotion of social enterprise has followed him throughout his long and fruitful career.
Kerry Anthony is the Group Chief Executive of Inspire. She has been working in the field of homelessness for many years in a variety of settings and roles, in London, Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast. She holds a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Voluntary Sector Management. At 35, Kerry was made an MBE in the 2010 Queen’s New Year Honours list.
Christopher Oakes is a Quantity Surveyor working in the building Industry for more than forty five years. His early years were with the Sisk organization in Africa and Dublin, subsequently he joined Cormac Murray Building Ltd as a Surveyor, becoming a Director three years later. Following the economic downturn in the eighties, he spent six years in London in the Bovis organization as a Divisional Surveying Manager. On Returning to Ireland in the early nineties he joined Duggan Brothers Contractors in the role of Marketing Manager and Chief Surveyor based in their Dublin Office. In 2005 he set up his own development consultancy business and works principally with a Dublin based Developer on projects in Ireland and the UK as Construction Director, but with particular emphasis on locating sites and evaluating their potential. He is a member and past President of both Navan Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club of Navan.
Angela Murphy worked with Cork County Council for the greater part of her working life, gaining experience in a number of different areas including Planning, Corporate Services and Human Resources. The bulk of Angela’s time with the council was spent working for the Housing Department. Angela held roles in the full range of Housing services provided, including Social, Affordable and Voluntary Housing, grants for the elderly / disabled, HAP/RAS, house purchase loans and tenant purchase. Angela is a graduate of University College Cork and holds a BA and Higher Diploma in Education. Angela has a master’s degree in Public Management from the IPA. Angela has also completed some studies in life coaching.
Eamon is an auctioneer and a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (SCSI). He has over 25 years’ experience in the property industry in Ireland and the UK. Currently Eamon is a Sales Manager with Irish publicly listed housebuilder Glenveagh. He is a past president of Navan Chamber of Commerce and is currently a secretary treasurer of BNI solstice.
Fiona is a business development specialist who is currently Senior Development Advisor with Enterprise Ireland, helping beverage manufacturers grow and develop their business. Prior to this, Fiona worked with IDA Ireland in a variety of roles including legal and investment management, eventually becoming Vice President of Financial Services. Fiona also has experience as Deputy Director within the Trade Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where she worked on cross governmental international trade coordination and strategy. Fiona speaks French and has a degree in Business and Law from University College Dublin.
Will is a Chartered Surveyor and Managing Director of Capwell, a Dublin based property development and investment company who specialise in property development, investment opportunities and asset management services. Prior to this, Will was a Director with the Earlsfort Group. Will is a graduate of DIT Bolton Street, gaining a Diploma in Auctioneering, Valuations and Estate Agency and earned his MSc. in Planning & Development in 2011
Marian is an experienced Solicitor, Law Lecturer, and Independent Non-Executive Director. Marian holds an LL.B from Trinity College, an LL.M from Queens University Belfast, a Diploma in Employment Law from University College Dublin, and a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors. Marian has a long-standing involvement and commitment to matters of homelessness and housing, having been a soup run volunteer with Dublin Simon for six years and serving as a member of the Dublin Simon Board. This is Marian’s second tenure on the Tuath Board of Directors, and she previously served as Chair from 2010 – 2013.
Conor is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in the areas of Audit, Financial Accounting, Financial Management and Corporate Finance. He has experience in a wide variety of sectors and is currently Chief Financial Officer at Hub Controls Ltd, an award-winning Irish tech start-up specialising in the decarbonisation of residential homes. Conor graduated from the University of Limerick in 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Studies. He is formerly a Board Member with the Aisling Project, an After School Intervention organisation helping children throughout the community of Ballymun.
Richard has extensive experience of working with financial institutions and technology companies throughout the world, assisting companies in managing enterprise risk more efficiently while addressing local regulatory guidelines and standards. He is currently Chairman of Citadel Securities (Ireland) Ltd, an Independent Non Executive Director and Chair of the Board Risk Committee at Starling International, Independent Non Executive Director at FBD Insurance plc, Independent Non Executive Director at Citadel Securities (Europe) Ltd. He has previously worked in various senior banking, insurance, credit and market risk roles at PermanentTSB Bank plc., JP Morgan Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Limited and JP Morgan Hedge Fund Services (Ireland) Limited, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, ABN AMRO, Bain, COMIT Gruppe and Quay Financial Software. He lectures in Risk Management at the Institute of Banking and at the Smurfit Business School. In 2009, Richard was recognised as a “Top 50” Face of Operational Risk by Op Risk & Compliance magazine and was a contributing author to two books on risk management. Richard has also received the designation of ‘Certified Bank Director’ by the Institute of Banking.
Orla Cleary is an experienced solicitor with a demonstrated history of working in the Not-for-Profit industry. She has worked in the area of social housing for more than a decade with AHBs and previously with Dublin City Council. She has a Degree in Corporate Law and holds a Master of Laws from University College Dublin and a Masters in Advance Legal Practice from Northumbria University. Orla is the Executive Director of Corporate Services for Tuath Housing Association.