Anne McLoughlin

Anne was Operations Director at Hastoe Housing Association in the UK 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.

Fiona Barron – Chair

Fiona is the proprietary Director of AMSCO. 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 property industry management and development.



David Mullins

David is Professor of Housing Policy at the University of Birmingham. For 30 years he has led research projects on the role of housing associations in the delivery of housing policy. He is a member of the coordination committee of the European Network for Housing Research. David has been a member of three housing association boards, has worked for the Housing Corporation and for two 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. In 2011, he was appointed to the Property Services Board and has promoted professionalism in the sector for many years. Paul lectures in residential property management & is a member of the SCSI’s Property & Facility Managers Professional Group.

Aidan O’Hogan

Aidan is Managing Director of Property Byte Ltd. He has over 40 years’ experience & is a Council Member 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. Aidan is a Member of the Friends First Property Advisory Committee.

Enda Cunningham

Enda is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and CEO of Matrix Claims Services Ltd. He has 14 years’ experience on PLC boards; having served as Finance Director of Athlone Extrusions plc and McInerney Holdings plc. Enda has vast experience of the UK and Irish housing markets. He is a director of the Pavilion Theatre and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from NUI Galway.

Mark Shakespeare Vice-Chair

Mark is Senior Director with Montreal incorporated SNC-Lavalin Group. He was previously 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.

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.

Kathi Ó Riain

Kathi is a Partner in the Commercial Property Department of Eugene F. Collins. She studied Law and German in UCC and holds a Masters from Trinity College Dublin. Previously, she worked in the European Commission in Berlin before qualifying as a solicitor in the Law Society of Ireland. Kathi has extensive experience in all areas of commercial property law and has been involved in many high profile property transactions.