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.


Sean O’Connor

Chief Executive

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.


Bronagh D’Arcy

Deputy CEO

Bronagh oversees the organisation’s Corporate and Organisational Development function, Sustainable & Strategic Projects, and the Association’s Development pipeline. Having graduated with a degree in Housing and a Diploma in Management from the University of Ulster, Bronagh is a Chartered Member of the CIH and has worked both north and south of the border. She has extensive management experience and has worked in the voluntary housing sector for over 30 years. The experience gained has been mainly in the delivery of new homes while working in partnership with a range of stakeholders & through various procurement options. In recent years she has gained extensive experience in corporate governance and in organisational development. Bronagh has worked with Tuath for 15 years and during this time has seen the Association grow to become one of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Body

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Aine McGaley

Chief Operations Officer

A dynamic and highly experienced professional in the housing sector and with 14 years of invaluable expertise spanning the UK and Ireland, Aine brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a passion for exceptional resident experiences. Aine’s diverse background encompasses all aspects of housing management, development, organisational growth, and business transformation. Her expertise extends to community development, governance, and asset management, making her an invaluable asset to Tuath. As a visionary leader, Aine possesses an in-depth understanding of housing law and regulations in both the UK and Ireland. Her analytical and data-driven approach enables her to identify opportunities for process enhancements, ensuring the best possible resident experience. Prior to joining our team, Aine held esteemed positions such as Director of Housing & Resident Services at the Iveagh Trust and Assistant Director of Resident Services for London & Quadrant Housing.


Martin Loughran

Director of Development

Martin is responsible 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 12 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.


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.


Nick Sheward

Director of Property Services

Nick has an extensive background in development, property services and social housing with almost 35 years’ experience of working in construction and property, with nearly 30 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.


Neil Anderson

Director of Finance

Neil Anderson is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with KPMG, London. He has over 30 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.


Orla Cleary

Director of Corporate Services

Orla Cleary is an experienced solicitor with a demonstrated history of working in the voluntary sector. With a strong background in social housing for more than fifteen years with AHBs and previously with Dublin City Council, Orla is dedicated to affordable and sustainable housing solutions and ensuring that Tuath remains at the forefront of the housing sector in terms of innovation. She holds Masters of Laws in Commercial Law and Advanced Legal Practice and a Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance. As the Director of Corporate Services, Orla plays a vital role in overseeing and managing Tuath’s Governance, Legal, Compliance, Risk Management, Data Protection and Communications teams, ensuring the smooth operations of corporate functions. Orla is also the Company Secretary to the Board.

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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 for 17 years in the social housing sector, Louise has gained extensive housing management experience throughout her career.   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. As Head of Housing and Communities Louise’s remit is to assist with delivering the strategic goals of the organisation across all areas of housing management and also oversee the roll out Tuath’s Tenant Engagement Strategy.

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Aileen Gallagher

Head of New Business & Delivery

Aileen is a qualified ACCA accountant with outstanding expertise and vast experience in all aspects of development and finance. During her career, she has managed numerous successful retail and property businesses. Since joining Tuath in 2016, Aileen has contributed significantly to Tuath’s growth and the delivery of over 10,700 homes currently under the management of the Association across Ireland.

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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.

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Dan O'Riordan

Head of Finance

Dan currently works as Head of Finance in Tuath with over 20 years’ experience working in Finance positions. Aswell as the voluntary housing sector, Dan also has experience working within the Telecomms, Consultancy, Utilities and Education industries in the UK and Ireland. Dan holds a degree in Accountancy and Finance from Dublin Business School and became ACCA qualified in 2012.

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Aisling Barrett

Head of Regulatory Compliance

With an impressive track record in various senior compliance roles over 12 years, Aisling has consistently demonstrated exceptional talents in her work at Tuath. She is a member of the Institute of Bankers and has recently completed a Diploma in Corporate Governance with The Corporate Governance Institute. She has demonstrated experience with successfully leading, maintaining, and implementing regulatory frameworks across several regulated industries in various jurisdictions, including Ireland, Luxembourg, and Australia.