Clúid firmly believes that our success is down to our dedicated, professional team. Our employees are talented people who bring enthusiasm, confidence, expertise, professionalism and respect to our business. We are collectively committed to achieving our vision of a society where everyone has a great place to live.
Clúid’s Executive Team is responsible for leading the development and execution of Clúid’s strategy and for overseeing day-to-day operations.
Brian has been CEO since 2000 and was our first employee, joining in 1995. Previously, he worked as the Housing Advice Coordinator with Threshold and with Focus Ireland in client advocacy and housing policy. Brian has served as president of the Irish Council for Social Housing and for 8 years was a member of the Dublin City Council Strategic Policy Committee for Housing. He holds an MSc in Business from the IMI.
Joining Clúid in 2007, Fiona is our Chief Commercial Officer. Fiona has over 18 years’ experience in social housing development. Previously, she was New Business and Regeneration Project Manager for Clúid, and Director of Operations for Tógáil Developments Ltd. Fiona holds a Masters in Project Management, a BA in Education, a PMP certificate and a diploma in Site Management.
Joining Clúid in 2016, Cara is our Chief People Officer. Cara has over 12 years’ experience working in Human Resources roles, primarily in the Higher Education Sector. Cara holds a BComm (Law and Economics) from NUIG, a BA (HRM) from NCI, a PG. Dip (Employment Law) from UCD and an MSc (HR Strategies) from DCU. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Kate trained and worked with Price Waterhouse London before joining Threshold Tennant Trust, a housing association in south London, as their Finance Manager. She has worked as a Finance Director in a variety of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). She joined Taff Housing in Cardiff as their Strategic Executive Director for Business and Finance. More recently, she has worked as the interim Chief Financial Officer for the Welsh Revenue Authority.
Joining Clúid in 2022, Niall is our Chief Operations Officer. Niall has 18 years experience across the not-for-profit and financial services sectors. Most recently, Niall held the role of Chief Financial Officer and Global Director of Business Development with the international NGO, GOAL. Niall holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from DCU, is a fellow of the ACCA and holds diplomas in Leadership and Organisational Development and Transformation from the IMI.
Cora joined Clúid in late 2022 as our Chief Information Officer. With over 25 years’ experience in engineering and financial services industries, Cora has held recent roles as Head of Change and Head of IT and previously as a Consulting Engineer. Cora holds a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from UCD and post graduate Diplomas in Project Management and Executive Coaching from UCC.