Our Board

Board members, all of whom are non-executive, are drawn from diverse backgrounds and bring a broad range of experience and skills to their deliberations. The Board is committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Clúid complies with the Governance Code for community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland. Members of the Board are the custodians of Clúid’s vision, mission and values.

Mark Shakespeare – Chair

Mark is Senior Director Treasury, Oil and Gas Sector with Montreal incorporated SNC-Lavalin Group. Prior to the acquisition of Kentz Group by SNC he was Treasurer of London Listed Kentz Group, and is based in Clonmel. He served as Treasurer of the McInerney homebuilding Group for nearly 20 years and was experienced in the private and social housing markets in Ireland and UK in that role. His previous career had been in the public service.

Kathi Ó Riain – Vice-Chair

Kathi is a Partner in the Commercial Property Department of the Dublin law firm Eugene F. Collins. Originally from Cork, Kathi studied Law and German in UCC before moving to Dublin and doing a Masters in Trinity College. A fluent German speaker, she worked in the European Commission in Berlin before qualifying as a solicitor in the Law Society of Ireland. She also spent time working in a large law firm in London. She has extensive experience in all areas of commercial property law and has been involved in many high profile property transactions.

Des McCarthy – Treasurer

Des has over 25 years financial services sector experience encompassing roles in client facing and support functions. Des has spent a large part of his career structuring and financing large European infrastructure projects in the transportation, telecommunications, water and waste treatment sectors. Most recently Des was a Board Director and CFO of KBC Bank Ireland with responsibility for the Finance, Treasury, Credit and Data functions.

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.

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.

John-Mark McCafferty

John-Mark is Chief Executive of Threshold, the National Housing Charity, whose aim is to prevent homelessness through advice, tenancy protection and advocacy. He took up this position in January 2017. Prior to Threshold John-Mark was Head of Social Justice and Policy with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, working on policies including income, utilities policy, child poverty, financial inclusion, housing and sustainable development.

Eamonn Doyle

Eamonn was Chief Operations Officer at the Davy Group from 2003 to 2018 and, prior to that, managing director of Capgemini Ireland. He also worked at a senior level in IBM. Eamonn has extensive management and governance experience across the financial services and information technology sectors.

Anne McLoughlin

Anne was Operations Director at Hastoe Housing Association where she helped build the largest rural housing provider in the UK with a reputation for high quality energy-efficient homes and services. She runs her own management consultancy providing support and advice to the social housing sector. She is regularly invited to speak at national and international events about asset management, sustainability, fuel poverty, governance and the needs of destitute migrants. Anne is a Trustee of the Refugee Council and has just completed nine years as Chair of Innisfree Housing Association.

Paul Mooney

Paul is the 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.

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.

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.


Robust and transparent governance within the voluntary and non-profit sector is essential to build and maintain public credibility and trust. At the 2013 Irish Council for Social Housing Community Housing Awards, Clúid’s Board received the Governing Board Award which recognises their commitment to good governance, accountability, planning and decision making.

Clúid adopted the Governance Code for community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland in April 2013. The purpose of the Governance Code (www.governancecode.ie) is to promote high standards of governance and transparency within the voluntary and charitable sector. In compliance with the Governance Code, Clúid is proud to confirm the following: we confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. Click here to see the Terms of Reference of Clúid’s Audit and Risk Committee.

See Clúid’s Annual Report for more on our adoption of the governance code.

Clúid Housing is a registered business name of Clúid Housing Association (registered business number 526122).

Clúid Housing Association is a private company limited by guarantee with a registered office at 159-161 Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin 1. Company number: 212249. Registered charity number: 20029975.