About Us

Board Of Directors & Other Representatives

Board Of Directors

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).

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.

Moira is the head of Marketing in Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) since February 2007. She advises over 100 of Ireland’s leading companies on communicating their sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

She has over 20 years’ experience in senior management working in several sectors ranging from non-profit organisations to private business and start-ups to semi-state bodies. Moira has extensive experience in marketing, specialising in strategic communications, event management and Public Relations. She holds a BA in International Marketing and Japanese from DCU. She has also completed the IMI’s High Performance Leadership Course.

Moira has represented BITCI on numerous media including Morning Ireland, RTE News, Sky News and The Ryan Tubridy Show. Moira has also managed numerous high-profile events including BITCI’s annual CEO fora and major conferences attracting hundreds of business leaders. She regularly hosts many panel sessions and has interviewed some of the country’s leading industry figures.

Tomás Sercovich

Tomás was appointed CEO of Business in the Community Ireland in January 2018. Previously, he was with Spain’s largest sustainability network, Forética as Director of External Affairs, where he increased the international profile of the organisation and its external reputation and impact.

Between 2002 and 2012 he held several positions with Business in the Community Ireland, among them Manager of the Membership Services Team. He is a member of the Board of CSR Europe since 2008 and is a member of the World Business Council of Sustainable Development. He also sits on the board of Young Social Innovators. Tomás has also sat on the judging panels of a number of awards including SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards, Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards, Google Impact Challenge, Good Governance Awards and Energia Family Business Awards.

Tomás holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universidad de Belgrano in Argentina and a Master’s degree in International Relations and International Management from the Università di Bologna in Italy. He also holds a Certificate in Management from DIT.

Eugene is a former Chief Executive of Roscommon County Council. Over the years he has worked in a number of Local Authorities at different grades and has many years experience in Local Government. He is particularly interested in town centre renewal through energising surrounding communities to nurture and develop their collective strengths by being actively involved in community activity to grow / promote / improve their area / town.

Eugene has a BE in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Dublin City University. He brings to the Board a wealth of experience related to housing–an essential requirement for successful resettlement and reintegration.

Aidan is Head of Enterprise & Regulatory Affairs, as well as Head of Dublin & Eastern Regional Policy at IBEC, Ireland’s largest business organisation. He has special responsibility for intellectual property, enterprise policy, public procurement, infrastructure delivery, EU and international funding, housing, city development, and spatial planning. He is Vice Chair of Business at the OECD’s Governance and Regulatory Policy Committee and Vice Chair of Digital Europe’s Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights. In 2023, he was nominated to represent business on the European Court of Auditor’s Procurement Expert Group.

He is a member of the Housing Commission’s Procurement Sub-group and represents IBEC on the Labour Employer Economic Forum sub-group on housing. He is also an external member of Dublin City Council’s Finance, Economic Development and Enterprise strategic policy committees, and sits on the Dublin Regional Enterprise Plan’s steering committee. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.

Funding/Other Representatives

Rachel Lillis—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.

IASIO has been successfully assisting people to gain education, training and resettlement supports since 2000.

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