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 holds a Postgraduate Certificate of Governance (UCD). 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 Mullins

David Mullins is Professor of Housing Policy at the University of Birmingham. For nearly 30 years he has led research projects on the role of housing associations in the delivery of housing policy. David is a member of the coordination committee of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) and leads the ENHR working group on Social Housing Governance. He has been a member of three housing association boards in England and has worked for the Housing Corporation and for two London Local Authority Housing Departments.

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.

Paul Mooney

Paul is Managing Director of Benchmark Property. He is a chartered surveyor & member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors & the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland. He has spent a number of years promoting professionalism in the Property Management Sector. In 2011, he was appointed by the Minister for Justice to the Property Services Board. Paul lectures in residential property management & is a member of the SCSI’s Property & Facility Managers Professional Group.

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.

Aidan O’Hogan

Aidan is Managing Director of Property Byte Ltd. He has over 40 years’ real-estate experience & is a Council Member and former Chair of Property Industry Ireland, a non- executive director of IRES REIT plc. & a former non-executive Director of Cairn Homes plc. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors & The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. He is a Member of the Friends First Property Advisory Committee and former Chair of the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.

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.

Standing Committees

The Board has an effective committee structure to assist in the discharge of its responsibilities. The Board has the following four standing committees:

  • Finance and Audit Committee (Terms of Reference)
  • Building Our Capacity Committee
  • Growing Our Business Committee
  • Serving Our Customers Committee

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

Paul is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ construction experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors. This includes the management of house construction in post-conflict countries overseas with the aid agency GOAL and the delivery of local authority housing in Ireland. Paul holds a Diploma in Project Management and is actively engaged in local community projects in his home county of Louth.

Building Our Capacity Committee Member – Emer Lawn

Emer Lawn is a Director of Mediaworks, part of Core Media – Ireland’s largest media planning and buying company. Before Mediaworks, Emer served as Board Director of Radical. Emer is a multi-award winning communications practitioner; and has been a Lecturer on the faculty of the Digital Marketing Institute among other industry bodies. She holds a degree from Pace University, New York. She also now acts as Communications advisor to Quercus, a ‘women in business’ group.