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Board Of Directors & Other Representatives

Board Of Directors

Ms. Patricia Callan

Patricia Callan is the Director of the Alcohol Beverage Federation Ireland. She was a voluntary Director of Business in the Community (Ireland) from 2007-2014 and of Clondalkin Enterprise Group from 2000-2006.

Patricia is a previous recipient of the “OWM Businesswoman of the Year” award and the “Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year” award; was featured in the Irish Independent’s list of “Ireland’s Fifty Most Influential Women Business Leaders”, in Business & Finance magazine’s “Who’s Who in Irish Business”, and in “Capital Women of Influence: Profiles of 13 Inspirational Irish Women”.

Mr. John Lumsden is an economics graduate of Trinity College Dublin and a former career civil servant with the Department of Transport. He held senior positions in that Department with responsibility for road, rail, maritime and aviation matters. As Assistant Secretary General he had responsibility for legislation and policy development relating to road safety for a number of years.

He brings to the board a wide experience of the relationships between state agencies and the other structures of Government and of the corporate governance, financial and legal environments within which organisations operate.

Deirdre Healy, BA, PhD is Director of the UCD Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Associate Professor at the Sutherland School of Law. She completed her PhD at the UCD Institute of Criminology in 2006 and was subsequently employed as a researcher on a number of funded projects, including a longitudinal study of pathways to desistance among young adult offenders. Deirdre’s teaching and research interests include desistance from crime, community sanctions, criminological theory and victimisation. Her work has been published in prestigious international and Irish journals and her books include the Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology (with Claire Hamilton, Yvonne Daly and Michelle Butler; Routledge, 2015) and The Dynamics of Desistance: Charting Pathways Through Change (Willan, 2010). Deirdre is currently involved in a research project, “Histories of Probation in Ireland” with Louise Kennefick (Maynooth University).

Ms. Bernie Gray is a management consultant and executive coach. She is an accountant and formerly held a number of senior management positions in Telecom Eireann, and was latterly HR Director. She is currently Chair of Coillte plc, and a member of the Accountability Board of the Civil Service and the Governing Authority of DCU. She has held a number of non– executive roles including former Chairperson of Eirgrid plc, Board member Business in the Community, Irish Payment Services Organisation, Public Appointments Service and Telecom Eireann (now Eircom).

Garrett Sheehan is a former judge of the Irish Court of Appeal from 2014 until his retirement in 2017. Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeal, he was a judge of the Irish High Court from 2007.

He was educated at Gonzaga College, University College Dublin and the Law Society of Ireland. He was enrolled as a Solicitor in 1969. He is a bencher of the King’s Inns

Peter Byers is a Director and consultant with over 30 years’ experience in both multinational and entrepreneurial operations.  His business development and leadership skills have been generated in commercial and financial roles, tailoring his financial expertise to the issues of the business, adding value to decision making and to the strategic direction of businesses including General Foods, Dalgety PLC, Campbell Soup Company and the Heiton Group.

Peter is now a consultant advising SME’s either as a non-executive or external advisor. He helps companies and their managing directors to focus and direct their business plans to best effect.

Funding/Other Representatives

Dave Kenny—Probation Service Representative

IASIO has successfully assisted over 31,000 people to gain education, training, employment and resettlement support since each of the Services began.

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