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"When you sponsor a child it feels like you add another person to your family!”
- Debbie Allen,Q102 Presenter 


Our team

The only way remarkable change can be brought about is through team work. Here in World Vision we are grateful to have strong team made up of staff here in Ireland and around the world, our patrons, our board, the communities and children we work with and most importantly you – our supporters!

World Vision supporters

Around the world 10m people donate to World Vision's work that supports 100m people in over 100 countries!

Here in Ireland over 12,000 people sponsor children Africa and each sponsor makes a real impact on the 11 communities we support across Africa.

Many more donate to our emergency appeals that have supported the people of, Syria, Philippines, Haiti, Pakistan, Japan and many other places affected by disasters.

World Vision Ireland is delighted to have a number of high profile supporters who have lent their faces and voices to our work. Find out who here!

World Vision Ireland's office

The World Vision Ireland office team is made up of 18 staff members working across Supporter Care, Accounting, IT, Communications & Advocacy, Office Management, Marketing and Programmes.

Helen Keogh was appointed Chief Executive of World Vision Ireland in December 2003. She has been member and chairperson of a number of not-for-profit boards including Chair of the Board of Dochas - the umbrella group of Irish NGOs involved in development and relief overseas and/or in the provision of development education. As a National Politician, Helen served in both Seanad and Dáil Eireann respectively for more than 13 years.

Your contacts in World Vision Ireland

Supporter Care: Rosaleen Tarleton

Finance: Anne O'Reilly

Communications & Advocacy: Niamh Cooper

Marketing: Linda McGarry 

Programmes: Sheila Garry

World Vision staff around the world

Our staff in Africa and around the world is commited to delivering our aid promise where it is needed most. Staff like our ADP Managers and community volunteers are on the ground in Africa each day planning and overseeing projects in areas such as health and education. Our Global Rapid Response Team that can be on the ground anywhere in the world within 24 hours responding to major disasters.

Patrons of World Vision Ireland

Pauline McLynn is a well-known Irish actor best known for her television role as Mrs Doyle in Father Ted. A stage performer and writer Pauline has proudly supported World Vision Ireland’s work for many years and sponsors Matano, a young boy from Tanzania.

Victoria Smurfit is an Irish actor that helps promotes the work of World Vision Ireland. Her television roles in Ballykissangel and Trial & Retribution bring a familiar face to the front of development issues. Victoria sponsors Veronica from Tanzania.

Dr Geraldine Smyth O.P. is a Senior Lecturer in Ecumenical studies at Trinity College Dublin. Dr Smyth’s areas of expertise include theology, civil society and reconciling memories. Dr Smyth has written extensively on these areas including published books, articles and has presented papers at many conferences being regarded as an authority figure on these areas.

Read more about some of our high profile supporters here.

The board of World Vision Ireland

World Vision Ireland is governed by an Irish Board of Directors:

Cathy Honan - Chairperson is an accountant from Co, Laois. She is also a former Senator.

Tara Doyle is a partner in the asset management and investment funds group at Matheson Ormsby Prentice Solicitors.

Stella Mew is a former headmistress of Rathdown Secondary School in Dublin.

Eunan O’Carroll is Managing Director of Core Consulting. Eunan has over 29 years of experience in the financial services sector both in the UK and Domestic markets and his areas of expertise include sales, finance and marketing

Kristin Quinn is a brand manager with ESB and an expert in energy and sustainability.

Father Bob Whiteside is the Vice-President of Development at All Hallows College.

Robert Saunders has run his own business for over 20 years, consulting with and advising some of Ireland's leading corporate, governmental, and not for profit organisations. His areas of expertise include business and project management, marketing/communications and organisational change.

Fiona MacLeod is a lecturer and programme director for BSc in Public Health UCC. She has worked in hospital medicine and trained in general practice as well has having worked in healthcare projects in Peru, Angola and Fyrom. 

Helen Keogh

Helen Keogh

Pauline McLynn

Pauline McLynn, World Vision Patron

Victoria Smurfit

Victoria Smurfit, World Vision Patron