Our Board

Clúid’s Board of Directors comprises members with diverse business and professional interests, who bring an external perspective to Clúid, and are strongly committed to our vision and mission. The Board ensures that Clúid is properly managed and achieves its agreed strategic objectives, and continually evaluates and monitors Clúid’s performance.

Fiona Barron – Chair

Fiona is the proprietary Director of AMSCO – Alternative Management Solutions. Previously, she was Director of Corporate Services with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and Chief Executive of the Irish Property & Facility Manager’s Association. She is a Chartered Surveyor and holds an MBA from UCD Smurfit Business School and a Certificate of Governance from the IPA. Fiona has extensive experience in management and development in the property industry.



Avril McDermott – Vice-Chair

Avril is a Human Resource professional and spent 15 years as HR Director of Hewlett Packard with responsibility for Irish and International business units. Previously, she held various managerial roles in An Post including Communications, Training and Head of Employee Relations. She is a Fellow of CIPD and was named one of Ireland’s top 25 most powerful women.  She is currently Managing Director of AMHR+ consultancy.

Noel Beecher – Treasurer

Noel is a Chartered Accountant and is Chief Risk Officer at the National Transport Authority. Previously, he worked with the Railway Procurement Agency; ECCU Assurance Company Limited; Mercer; and with PWC. Noel is a former Chairman and Director of the Retirement Planning Council of Ireland and is a member of the Institute of Directors.



David Burke

David is a Programme Manager with Pobal. He has over twenty years’ experience in the housing and homelessness sectors. Previously, he held a number of senior roles with Focus Ireland and was a Board Member of the Irish Council for Social Housing and the Disability Federation of Ireland. David holds a number of post-graduate qualifications in housing.

Michael Cleary

Michael founded the property development and asset management company Cleary McCabe & Associates in 1997. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland. Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Planning & Development Economics from Dublin Institute of Technology and is a fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Derek McCabe

Derek is a Civil Engineer and has a wide range of business interests including farming and forestry. He is Chair of Extern Group, an all-Ireland charity which helps to improve the lives of adults and children facing challenging circumstances. Derek has played an active role in creating successful community businesses.

Andrew O’Flanagan

Andrew is a solicitor and is currently Chief Legal Officer of the National Treasury Management Agency.  Previously, he was Head of Legal at ESB and Chief Legal Officer of Ervia. Andrew also worked in New York and London as a corporate lawyer with the Wall Street law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. He is a graduate of both NUI Galway and Yale Law School.

Grainne O’Boyle

Grainne is a HR professional with over 20 years’ experience at senior level in the corporate sector. She formerly worked as Head of Employee Relations and Safety in eir Group and is a Director of Positive 2 Work Ltd., supporting lifelong learning and inclusion. She is a graduate of Keele University and holds an MA in Industrial Relations and HR. She is also a graduate of University College Dublin with an MSc in Occupational Health and Safety.

Harry McIntyre

Harry has over forty years’ experience at a senior level in the Irish financial services sector, including five years (2010-2015) with the National Asset Management Agency. Prior to that, he worked as a Banking and Debt Restructuring consultant and also held management positions in Bank of Ireland and Anglo Irish Bank – Private Banking. He is a commerce graduate from UCD.

Paul McGartoll

Paul is a chartered urban planner, working for the National Transport Authority. A recently returned emigrant, he previously worked at Transport for London where he was closely involved in the planning of large-scale housing projects, as well the development of Transport for London owned land. Paul has served as a committee member at the mentoring charity Reachout and at his local football club.

Enda Cunningham

Enda is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He is currently CEO of Matrix Claims Services Ltd., and has 14 years’ experience on PLC boards; having served as Finance Director of Athlone Extrusions plc and McInerney Holdings plc. In the latter role he gained widespread experience of the UK and Irish housing markets, including direct experience of the Housing Association industry. He is a director of the Pavilion Theatre and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from NUI Galway.

Anthony Kerr

Anthony is currently Director of Operations at Newington Housing Association; one of Northern Ireland’s leading community based housing providers. He has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of frontline housing services. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing. Anthony is also a Trustee of Grow NI; a community development and community gardening charity.

Finance & Audit Committee Member – Peter McDevitt

Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from DCU. He is currently Chief Finance and Operations Officer at Gorta-Self Help Africa. Previously, he was treasurer of the Carmichael Centre and a director of Show Racism the Red Card. Peter has also worked in senior financial management roles in FTI and ESB International.

Finance & Audit Committee Member – Domhnall Cahill

Domhnall is a chartered accountant and practitioner, past chair of the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants and of the Published Accounts Awards. Domhnall has extensive property accounting experience. He recently carried our significant voluntary work in Haiti.

Growing Our Business Committee Member – Eoin O’Donoghue

Eoin is a chartered quantity surveyor and construction project manager working across both public and private projects for Principal Construction. He holds a degree in Construction Economics and Management from Dublin Institute of Technology and Diplomas in Project Management and Construction Law & Contract Administration from Trinity College. Eoin is a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Serving Our Customers Committee Member – Paul Kelly

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Building Our Capacity Committee Member – Emer Lawn

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