World Vision Ireland Announces New Chief Executive

Niall McLoughlin has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Ireland. He replaces Helen Keogh, who will retire at the end of May.

As Chief Executive Niall will lead World Vision Ireland’s development and humanitarian work in Africa and the Middle East as well as the organisation’s public engagement work in Ireland.

Niall started his career in public relations with international firm Fleishman-Hillard before setting up his own PR firm, Ross Communications in 2002.  He was CEO of the Irish Osteoporosis Society for three years. He then moved to the ISPCA as Head of Fundraising before joining the Irish Youth Foundation as CEO in 2012.

Helen Keogh will be retiring after almost 15 years as Chief Executive of World Vision Ireland. A former teacher and businesswoman, she has been a member and chairperson of a number of not-for-profit boards including the Well Woman Centre and the Women’s Political Association. As a National Politician, Helen served in both the Seanad and Dáil Eireann respectively for more than 13 years.

Kristin Quinn, Chair of World Vision Ireland, said: " The Board of World Vision Ireland would like to welcome Niall McLoughlin into his new role and express our commitment to supporting him and the team in continuing to deliver transformational change in our areas of focus in the developing world.  We would also like to thank Helen Keogh for her tireless work and commitment to World Vision and wish her every success in her next endeavours."

Niall McLoughlin said: " I am very enthusiastic to be joining the World Vision Ireland team and the greater World Vision partnership. The organisation’s commitment to protecting, nurturing and transforming the lives of some of the most vulnerable and at-risk people around the world, particularly children, is humbling. I am proud to be working with them to ensure that no child is left behind."