The Irish Red Cross today announced the appointment of Sean Kennedy as Honorary Treasurer of the Society. In addition, Ivor Gleeson and Ann McDermott have been elected to the charity’s Board of Directors.
Over the last three years, the Irish Red Cross has been involved in an extensive change and rejuvenation programme, with an emphasis on new governance processes, operational policies and financial management practices. As Honorary Treasurer, Kennedy’s role will be to build upon the work to date and ensure that the Society meets best practice standards in all aspects of financial management.
From his role as Transformation Programme Director and Head of Information and Communications Technology at Coillte, Kennedy brings with him a wealth of experience in change management and organisational development. Sean previously worked as a Senior Associate with Advanced Organisation; a role that saw him work closely with leading charities, major life assurance companies and large public sector organisations.
Gleeson and McDermott are both regional representatives and long serving volunteers of the Irish Red Cross; bringing with them 40 years of combined experience from within the Society’s volunteer network.
As Chief Executive of the Central Applications Office (CAO), Gleeson is experienced in Strategy development and Organisational management. McDermott has worked for the National Ambulance Service since 2008 and is currently working as a paramedic in the Eastern Region. With this experience she will be able to contribute substantially to the Society’s national health programmes.
On announcement of the new Board appointments, Irish Red Cross Chairman David J O’Callaghan (pictured), said, “I would like to take the opportunity to thank the outgoing Board members and also those who are returning. We welcome the new members and look forward to working with them in their new roles. I am confident that we have a very dynamic and diverse leadership team who are well positioned to lead the Society on its continuing journey of change and development.”
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