Senior Management

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Our senior management team consists of three members.

Secretary General: Liam O'Dwyer

Liam O'Dwyer temp

Liam joined the Irish Red Cross in 2015 from the Catholic Institute for Deaf People where he was CEO. During this time, Liam oversaw the development of the €15-million Deaf Village Ireland project on the Navan Road in Dublin.

Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Irish League of Credit Unions and before that, National Director of the Society of St Vincent de Paul.

Liam's association with the Irish Red Cross long precedes his role as Secretary General. He is a former General Assembly member and has served on the Finance Committee. He was chair of the Irish Red Cross Audit Committee until May 2015.

His interests include soccer and tennis.





Head of Volunteer Network Services & Development: Sandra Stanley


Sandra’s Irish Red Cross career spans an impressive 25 years. During this time she gained extensive experience and an in-depth knowledge of all components within the movement, both nationally and internationally.

Sandra is now Head of the Youth & Volunteer Development and also holds the position of National Child Protection Officer, two roles in which she gains great satisfaction both personally and professionally.

Sandra is married to Martin and has 2 boys and by default is also a keen GAA fan.

Head of Finance: Rory O'Sullivan


Rory graduated from UCD in 1983 and qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC. Following graduation he moved to Melbourne, Australia with PWC.

The initial plan was to stay in Australia for 2 years and then return home but the opportunity to move into industry with a successful manufacturing company was too tempting to resist and 2 years became 12.

The time to finally come home arrived when his eldest was due to start school.

In 2001 she started school in Bettystown, Co Meath and Rory joined an Irish retail company as their financial controller.

Following this were a number of other roles, as financial controller, in retail organisations and in March 2015 Rory joined the Irish Red Cross Society as Head of Finance.