MEET THE TEAM

Senior Management Team

Tuath is led by a dedicated team of experienced individuals who are all passionate about changing housing for the better. The Senior Management team is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operational management and development of the organisation, upholding the Association’s mission, vision and values. The highly skilled and experienced team provide specialist advice and support on activities including tenancy management, project management, financial management, human resources, legal and communications.

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Sean O’Connor

Chief Executive

Sean is Chief Executive of Tuath Housing, one of the largest Approved Housing Bodies in Ireland. A Chartered Surveyor with dual SCSI and RICS membership, Sean is also a long-standing member of the Chartered Institute of Housing with a Master’s Degree in Housing from South Bank University, London. With over 30 years of experience working in social housing at a senior level with local authorities and housing associations in Ireland and the UK, Sean has been behind a number of award-winning housing schemes. He has a proven track record of working collaboratively with communities to deliver positive change. Sean has contributed to new thinking on housing initiatives and policy, including pioneering affordable housing models to deliver choice and tenure diversity at best value.

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Bronagh D’Arcy

Deputy CEO

Bronagh D’Arcy is Deputy CEO at Tuath Housing. She holds a degree in Housing from the University of Ulster at Magee, a Diploma in Management and is a member of the of Chartered Institute of Housing. She has worked both north & south of the border and has over 25 years’ experience in the sector. This experience is mainly in the delivery of new homes, while working in partnership with a range of stakeholders and through various procurement options. Bronagh has worked with Tuath for over 10 years and during this time has seen the Association grow to become one of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Body.

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Aidan Kelly

Chief Financial Officer

Aidan has a B. Comm from NUIG, a Masters in Accounting from Smurfit Graduate Business School, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland with over 20 years’ experience. Prior to his appointment, Aidan held the role of Finance Director of the Mater Private, previously spending 15 years working in Telecoms in international roles. Most recently he spent 5 years with Liberty Latin America ending in early 2021, where he was CFO of their Jamaican Cable and Wireless operations and prior to this their Trinidad operations. From 2006 to 2013, he was with Cable and Wireless in the Maldives as Financial Controller and spent five years with Digicel the Caribbean and Papua New Guinea in Financial Controller and CFO roles. Aidan also spent two years with EIR working on financial transformation projects.

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Martin Loughran

Director of New Business & Property Development

Martin is Director of New Business & Property Development at Tuath with responsibility for leading on the association’s development programme, sourcing and delivering new homes for the provision of social and affordable homes nationally. He oversees and manages the development pipeline with a focus on new business, maintaining and establishing working relationships with key stakeholders. Martin holds a BSc (Hons) in Urban Planning and Property Development from the University of Ulster in Jordanstown (UUJ), a Diploma in Housing Studies and a Diploma in Management and has been a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) since 2015. Martin has significant experience in the development and delivery of housing having worked within the social housing sector for more than 10 years. Throughout this time Martin has had a significant involvement in the growth of Tuath as an organisation and has vast experience in all forms of housing delivery.

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Alison O’Gorman

Director of Housing Services

Alison O’Gorman Director of Housing Services. Alison is responsible for the delivery of high quality, good value services to our tenants. Alison’s experience in the property and housing sector stem from a progressive career in Property Management, where she successfully managed numerous mixed tenure developments across Dublin. She is professionally qualified in housing management with several years of experience in the social housing and private housing management fields to provide pro-active, customer orientated services. As Director of Housing Services Alison comes with over 20 years’ experience working in both the private and voluntary sector. Alison is responsible for the Housing Departments in our four offices, ensuring the delivery of high quality, good value services to our tenants, in addition to sitting on a number of advisory boards and working groups within the sector.

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Nick Sheward

Director of Construction & Property Services

Nick is Director of Construction and Property Services at Tuath and has an extensive background in development, property services and social housing with almost 30 years’ experience of working in construction and property, with nearly 25 of these years in roles relating specifically to the provision and management of social and affordable housing. Nick plays a leading role in the delivery of property services to the association’s housing stock, including building up investment profiles, managing planned and cyclical programmes as well as the delivery of a responsive repairs service.

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Neil Anderson

Director of Finance

Neil Anderson is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with KPMG, London. He has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles in property management, not for profit, information technology, hospitality and market research organisations. He has worked within multinational FTSE 100 companies, medium sized private and family businesses and start-up operations.

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Orla Cleary

Director of Corporate Services

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 Head of Corporate Services for Tuath Housing Association.

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Stephen Willoughby

Head of Property Services

Stephen is a registered Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Project Management Surveyor, with over 20 years’ experience in Building Surveying, Project Management and Property Management services in both the public and private sector. Stephen is Tuath’s Head of Property Services responsible for managing a team of building surveyors, senior and administrative staff. Core duties include managing regulatory compliance works, the delivery of planned maintenance and cyclical maintenance programmes, supporting the development department on pre-acquisition due diligence services, along with providing technical guidance to the housing and repairs teams on property related matters.

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Fiachra McKernan

Head of Housing Operations

Fiachra is Head of Housing Operations with a BA undergrad in Housing Management from University of Ulster and over 15 years’ experience working in the social housing sector in both Ireland and the UK. Fiachra’s role is to oversee the work of the housing management team including Housing Managers, Housing Co-ordinators and Tuath’s customer care team. Fiachra is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the strategic priorities and plans for Housing Services functions, ensuring excellent customer service and achieving plans and targets while delivering a comprehensive and expanding range of services. Fiachra reports to Tuath’s Director of Housing Services.

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Louise Thompson

Head of Housing & Communities

Having worked 17 years in the social housing sector, Louise has extensive management experience both managing Housing staff with property portfolios of 300 plus units including properties in multi-unit developments. Louise has 8 years’ prior experience as a Housing Services Manager and has also managed large property portfolios including developments in the Docklands area. Louise manages performance and KPI’s in terms of housing related services to ensure the highest level of customer care is provided to our tenants. Dealing with all aspects of tenancy management throughout her career, Louise has built up expansive knowledge of all core areas of housing including dealing with ASB, RTB cases and Part 4 Legislation, Allocations and Lettings, Rent Collection, Estate Management, Repairs etc.

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Kate Joyce

Head of Sustainability & Strategic Projects

Kate is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Technological University Dublin and Dublin City University, with over 18 years’ experience across the property, investment and asset management sectors. Kate is an Associate Member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), holds a professional qualification in Project Management and recently completed a Masters in Public Policy. Prior to her appointment, Kate spent 11 years in a senior role at the National Asset Management Agency, with responsibility for the delivery of a number of key business strategies, including the establishment and growth of the NARPS portfolio – Ireland’s first long term social housing leasing portfolio.

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Ronnie Maher

Head of IT

Experienced IT executive with over 30 years Senior IT management experience providing strategic direction and operational management of IT organisations for large companies operating in Ireland, Europe and Asia in both commercial and Not-for-Profit sectors. He provides strong process control and proven project management experience in business transformation projects. He is responsible for all IT infrastructure, business applications systems, IT service provision and cyber security initiatives to support the operational needs of the business and enable the Tuath business strategies and future plans.