Our Board of Directors
The Care Trust CEO reports directly to a Board of Directors which is representative of the Central Remedial Clinic and Rehab. The Board of Directors are:
Bernard Walsh (Chairperson)
Bernard Walsh has worked for over 20 years in banking and finance. He is currently Head of Pensions and Investments at Bank of Ireland Life. He previously worked for Ulster Bank, Barclays Bank and Trustee Savings Bank. He is a regular commentator on finance and economic matters in the media. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork and postgraduate qualifications from University College Dublin and Coventry University. He has previously served as a Director in the Credit Union sector and serves on a Trustee Board.
Fiona Mahon (Vice Chairperson)
Fiona Mahon is a Chartered Secretary with over 20 years’ experience as a Company Secretary and corporate governance professional. Fiona currently is Head of Company Secretarial at Eversheds and has previously worked with KPMG, Ernst & Young, Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and was Deputy Group Secretary at Bank of Ireland. Fiona has experience as a Director on a number of Boards and has worked extensively with Boards across the spectrum with companies ranging from small single member companies right up to listed and regulated PLC’s. Fiona’s specialities include Corporate Governance, Company Law, Law of Meetings and Meeting administration, Statutory Compliance, Regulatory and Stock Exchange compliance, and Fitness & Probity.
Fiona has experience on high level regulatory committees responsible for formulating policies including the Company Law Review Group and CROLink and is a former president of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”) in Ireland. Fiona is currently the Chair of the Irish Company Secretaries Group.
Tom Fleming joined Volkswagen Group Ireland as Director of Human Resources in 2011.
Tom has a Business Degree from NIHE Dublin and a post-graduate qualification in the Psychology of Organisational Development and Change from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for over 25 years.
After graduation, Tom spent 14 years in the UK working in various human resources and operational roles with leading multinational organisations including Alstom, PepsiCo, B&Q and Jewson. Tom returned to Ireland in 2001 to join Diageo where he spent eight years in senior HR and commercial roles. He has also worked as an Organisation Development Consultant in both Ireland and the UK.
Joanne Kelleher has more than 20 years experience in the Irish health services and has held a number of senior management roles. In November 2013, she commenced Doctoral Studies in Governance at University College Dublin and the Institute of Public Administration. Prior to enrolment in the doctoral programme, Joanne was a senior manager of clinical services and children’s services in a leading organisation for people with intellectual disabilities. In addition to this role, she led out on a number of change management initiatives and chaired the Board of Management of a Special National School.
Joanne holds a Bachelor of Social Studies degree and professional Social Work qualifications from Trinity College, Dublin. In 2011, she was awarded a Masters in Health Services Management also from Trinity College. Her Masters dissertation focused on the development of Clinical Governance and was later published in a prestigious academic journal.
Joanne is a Director of the Friends & Supporters of the Central Remedial Clinic Ltd.
John McGuire retired from the Rehab Group in June 2013 after holding the positions of Director of Fundraising and Managing Director of Rehab Lotteries Ltd over a period of 25 years.
He currently works as a business consultant and is a non-executive Director of Herbert Street Technologies Limited and David Manley Awards for Emerging Entrepreneurs.
Earlier in his career, he was the Head of Marketing Consultancy with Price Waterhouse in Dublin and worked in a number of positions for Enterprise Ireland including Director-Germany based in Dusseldorf. He has held other senior marketing positions with BOC Ltd in London and Irish Industrial Gases Ltd in Dublin.
He was elected Chairman of the Marketing Institute of Ireland in 1989 and was conferred with Fellowship of the Institute in 1997. He was appointed by the Irish Government to serve as Chairman of the Crafts Council of Ireland from 1991 to 1993.
He is a graduate of University College Dublin from which he received BSc and PhD degrees in Chemistry.
Ziva is an experienced professional with a strong background in the commercial and the not for profit sectors. After spending nine years as a business development strategist in the corporate world Ziva decided to reinvent her career and join the not for profit sector.
Ziva joined Central Remedial Clinic as the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships in December 2016. Prior to joining the CRC Ziva has worked in the philanthropic capacity for the Dublin City University Educational Trust and the international UK based charity Interserve.
Ziva holds a BA in International Relations from the American College Dublin, MA in Politics from UCD and is a PhD candidate in Political Economy with UCD. Ziva has been also awarded a Diploma in Fundraising and Management from the Charities Institute Ireland.
Ziva’s specialty and areas of most interest are higher education, children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, good governance, leadership and corporate fundraising.
Ms Kathleen O’Meara was appointed in 2016 as Director of Communications, Public Affairs & Fundraising at Rehab Group. She is responsible for raising awareness of Rehab’s work through advocacy and communications strategies and also for building on key relationships with relevant partners and government bodies. She oversees and co-ordinates fundraising activities focused both on corporate and major donors as well as local initiatives in the communities in which Rehab works.
Previously she was head of Advocacy & Communications, with the Irish Cancer Society (from 2008) and was a former Member of Seanad Éireann, and a former ministerial advisor. She also worked as a journalist, both freelance and with RTÉ
Tom is a Director of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) and Chairman of The Friends & Supporters of the CRC Ltd.
Tom Quinn retired in 2009 as RTÉ Group Secretary after 40 years service. His previous positions included Staff Relations Executive, Job Evaluation Manager, News Administration Manager and Director of Corporate Affairs/Secretary. He is a founding Director of TG4 and former Chairman of Radio Tara Limited (Atlantic 252).
Tom is currently a Director of Don Bosco Teenage Care Housing Association and a Trustee of the RTÉ Benevolent Society. As a former representative of the Corporate Governance Association, Tom was a member of the working group that produced the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations that was issued in 2012.
A Barrister-at-Law and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Tom holds a B.A. and Post Graduate Diplomas in Social Science, European Law and Corporate Governance from UCD.