Board of Edmund Rice International

Wilf Hammond is a member of the  Network  Leadership Group for the European Province. A Cambridge graduate in History and Political Theory, he was the first lay Principal of St. Mary’s College, Crosby. After retiring in 2003,  he taught courses in the Department of Continuing Education at Lancaster University. From 2005 to 2012 he was  the Christian Brother Schools Officer and Network co-ordinator for England. He and his wife Anne, who is French, are active in ‘Revive’, an advocacy outreach of the Christian Brothers and Spiritans which supports destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester. Wilf is a registered immigration adviser.

Mark Finan completed his LLB in Trinity College Dublin and LLM in International Business Law in Leiden University.  He has been practicing as a barrister-at-law with particular expertise in regulatory compliance since 2005.  He has experience as a Board member for both charitable and commercial enterprises. Mark is currently completing a Masters in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility).  He also lectures in Economics in Marino Institute on behalf of Iona University.

Sharon Gillane is a graduate of University College Cork. She has taught German there and in the Cork Institute of Technology. She has worked as a second level teacher of German and French in various schools in Cork city and county and is currently working in Presentation Brothers College on the Mardyke in Cork.

Craig Larner was born in raised in Scotland, and moved to Dublin in 1985. He holds a B.Sc. in Technology and Business Studies from the University of Strathclyde, and was admitted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1985. He worked for several years as an Audit and Business Services Manager in Price Waterhouse (now PwC), before joining Dublin Institute of Technology as Finance Officer in 1996. He has been Chief Financial Officer of Marino Institute of Education since 2001.

Albert Llussà i Torra is originally from Manresa, Catalunya. A human rights lawyer based in Ireland since 1995, he worked with the Refugee Legal Service of the Legal Aid Board from 2001 to 2005 mostly representing separated children seeking asylum. From 2005 he has been working as a solicitor with Daly Lynch Crowe & Morris Solicitors (Dublin), representing asylum seekers, immigrants and persons involuntarily detained in psychiatric hospitals. A former Chair and Member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Refugee Council, Albert is also an Associate Member of the Medical Missionaries of Mary.

Roisin Maguire was, until recently, headteacher of St Joseph’s College in Stoke on Trent, England where she worked for 18 years, 12 as head. She also worked in other local schools as a National Leader of Education, helping a number come out of special measures. She is now the Director of the Edmund Rice schools office in England, working as the representative of the Trustees, ensuring effective governance and further developing the charism of Edmund in all the schools. She believes passionately in the importance of being the voice for the voiceless and has worked tirelessly with young people to ensure that they realise their responsibility in working for a fairer world. She has extensive experience of working in schools and communities in Sierra Leone and India.

Tricia Mulligan is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, USA and holds a BA in Political Science and Spanish. She received her Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in Political Science from George Washington University.  Tricia is a professor of Political Science and International Studies at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and serves as the Associate Provost for Strategic Academic Initiatives.

Dáithí Ó hAodha is the Deputy Principal of Colaiste Chríost Rí in Cork city. He worked overseas for a number of years in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Ethiopia. He also worked for a number of years as Development Education Coordinator for Self Help Development International, based in Hacketstown, Co.Carlow. He was one of the founding members of ‘Common Ground’, a collaborative approach between development organisation to development education in Ireland. He studied for his MA in Sociology with a focus on Globalisation and Development in UCC.

Rupert O’Sullivan fpm is currently a member of the Presentation Brothers Congregation Leadership Team, based in Mt. St. Joseph, Cork. A graduate of University College, Cork, he has experience of teaching and administration at second level. He worked in the Presentation Brothers’ mission in West Africa for twelve years, six of those as Province Leader.

Kevin Paull cfc is a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. A graduate in Arts. Education and Psychology he has worked both as a teacher and administrator in the Brothers’ Colleges in Western Australia. He currently works at Christian Brothers’ College Fremantle in Western Australia where he tutors secondary students who have difficulties with literacy and numeracy.

Dominic Sassi cfc  is a Christian Brother and is presently Deputy Province Leader of the European Province.  He was formerly a member of the Congregation Leadership Team from 1996-2008.  He has degrees in Theology, Arts, and Education.  He has taught in several schools in England and has been Headmaster of two Christian Brother Schools.  He was Provincial of the English Province from 1990-1996. Dominic is the present Chair of the Board of Directors of Edmund Rice International.

As Executive Director of Edmund Rice International, Brian Bond cfc is ex officio a member of the Board.

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