Council of Patrons

Council of Patrons

The Council of Patrons was formed in the  lead up to the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games which were hosted in Ireland.

We are delighted that they are active today and play a key role in supporting the organisation.

Denis O’Brien,  Chairman of Council of Patrons

Jim Barry,  Chief Investment Officer - Renewable Power Group Blackrock Inc.

Aveen Best,  Interior Director, BeeBee Developments

Aine Brady,  CEO, Third Age

Terry Buckley,  Managing Director, Clear Channel Ireland

Des Cahill,  Sports Presenter/Irish Commentator with RTE

Finbar Cahill,  Company Partner with Finbar Cahill & Co Solicitors

Mary Davis,  Global CEO, Special Olympics International 

Mark Dawson, Director, IFG Pensco

Ian Dempsey, Radio Presenter

Michael Dempsey,  Senior Executive Coach, Motiv8

Gerry Kelly,  TV & Radio Presenter

Orla McPartlin ,  Garda Assistant Commissioner

Ronan King, Business Solution Provider

Proinsias Kitt,  Founding Partner in DHKN Chartered Accountants

Rita Lawlor,  Former Athlete and Global Ambassador

Carolan Lennon,  Managing Director of Wholesale, eir Group

Maurice Manning,  Chancellor, National University of Ireland

Duncan McCausland MA, Former Assistant Chief Constable PSNI

Feargal McCormack, Managing Partner PK/FPM Chartered Accountants

Bro McFerran, Former Managing Director, Allstate Northern Ireland Head Office

Kieran McGowan,  Former Chairman, CRH plc & IDA Ireland

Denis Moloney, Senior Partner, Donnelly and Wall Solicitors

Maria Mulcahy, CEO, Iris O'Brien Foundation

Padraig O’hUiginn, Former Secretary General at the Department of An Taoiseach

Sharon O’Buachalla, Managing Director Lease Plan Fleet Management

Michaél O’Muircheartaigh, Former TV/Radio Presenter

Nora Owen, Former Minister for Justice

Ralph Parkes, Private Equity & Property Investor

Stephen Martin, Assistant Chief Commissioner PSNI

Greg Sparks, Chairman of Audit Committee & Non-Executive Director, Digicel Group

Dick Spring, Former Tánaiste/Board Member of Quintessential Brands

Keith Wood, Former Munster/Ireland/Lions Rugby Player & Founding Director of W2 Consulting

Mary Moran, Former Senator; Education, Disability, Equality and Mental Health

Aongus Hegarty, President & General Manager, Dell - Europe, Middle East & Africa

Ruth Ranson,  Director of Communications, Aer Lingus

Kyran Johnson , General Manager, Janssen Supply Chain Ireland 

Liam Collins,  Partner - Gore & Grimes Solicitors

Gary Desmond, Managing Director - Gala Retail Services