Our Leadership Team

Gillian Barnett
Interim Chief Executive

Gillian joined World Vision Ireland as Interim Chief Executive in May 2021. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the charity sector, with a specialism in fundraising and communications. Throughout her career, she has significantly grown income in a number of small, medium and large organisations, to fund vital work. This has involved developing meaningful partnerships with supporters, and ensuring maximum impact for beneficiaries. She has a keen interest in supporting vulnerable children, and has held a number of voluntary roles including counselling, and working with children with physical and learning difficulties.

Prior to joining World Vision Ireland, Gillian was at World Vision UK and has held a number of senior positions at the MS Society, ChildLine and Rennie Grove Hospice Care. She has a BA hons degree, and holds the Professional Diploma in Marketing.