Board of Edmund Rice International

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.

Patrick Fitzgibbon is a Presentation Brother, presently on the Congregation Leadership Team. he is a graduate in Arts from UCC, Cork and taught in Secondary Schools in Ireland and the West Indies; St Mary College, St. Lucia and Presentation College, San Fernando, Trinidad.

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.

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.

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.

Richard Walsh cfc is a Christian Brother currently based in Rome serving on the Congregation Leadership Team. Prior to this he lived in Zambia for 14 years, spending nine of those years as the first Province Leader of the newly formed Africa Province of the Christian Brothers. Richard was born in New Zealand where he taught for many years and was Principal of St Thomas of Canterbury College Christchurch before moving to Africa. He has been a member of the ERI Board since 2014.

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

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