Funding and Governance
Le Chéile Mentoring is an NGO, governed by a Board of Directors, and is structured as a company limited by guarantee and registered with the Charity Regulator. We also comply with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.
Current Board of Directors
James Doorley is the Secretary General of the Irish Chamber of Shipping. Prior to this he was the Deputy Director of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the representative body for voluntary youth organisations. James has been a member of the National Economic and Social Council since 2011. He is a former Vice President of the European Youth Forum and served as a Trustee of the Carnegie UK Trust from 2004-2015.
He has a BA and MA in Applied Social Studies and a Diploma in Youth and Community Work from NUI Maynooth, a Degree in Law from Dublin Institute of Technology, a Master in Laws (LL.M) in Trinity College Dublin, and a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance in the Michael Smurfit Business School in UCD in 2010.
Dr. Margaret Rogers
Vice - Chairperson and Company Sectretary
Dr. Margaret Rogers worked extensively in early childhood and school age services for children as well as in family support.
Her experience includes service development, management and consultancy in NGOs, public service organisations and Government Departments. Her research interests include early childhood education and outcomes; and qualitative participatory research with children, young people and adults.
Ronan Mc Loughlin
Ronan is a qualified social worker with career focus on working with young people in the justice system, in both Ireland and Australia. He has held clinical and management roles in Tusla and the HSE and is currently the Regional Manager for Young Person’s Probation, holding national responsibility for young people linked with the Probation Service. He has a particular interest in systemic responses to complexity in youth offending.
Ronan holds an undergraduate degree in Social Science from University College Dublin, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Melbourne and is undertaking a Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy in Dublin College University.
Carin has extensive leadership experience with a focus in financial services, having spent most of her career at J.P. Morgan, ultimately leading the Irish business for more than 15 years. Carin has past exec and non-exec board experience in both the profit and non profit sector, and is currently an Independent Non Executive Director on two regulated financial services firms in Ireland. Carin has a bachelor degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the UCD Smurfit School of Business and is a Certified Bank Director.
Sarah Jane Judge
Sarah Jane is a Barrister specialising in Family Law, Child Care Law, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Law and Personal Injuries Law. She is also a Board Member of the CARI Foundation and Drogheda Women and Children’s Refuge. Sarah Jane has B.A in Business and Commerce from DCU, a Barrister at Law degree from Kings Inns and an LLM in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice and Cyber Crime from UCC.
Maria Molloy is a HR and business professional with over 20 years’ experience working primarily across the legal, professional and financial services sectors both in Ireland and abroad. Maria currently works as an independent HR and business consultant..
Maria has an honours B. Social Science from University College Dublin and an honours MBS from the Michael Smurfit Business School, UCD. More recently Maria has completed a leadership development programme at the Moller Institute, University of Cambridge..
Brian Mac Donald
Brian is an accomplished corporate finance professional with extensive experience in startup fundraising, M&A, business strategy, turnarounds and exits.
Brian has held senior positions at the Paragon Group and GE Corporate Finance Bank and is currently an investor and a member of the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN).
Brian holds a joint honours BA in Economics and Business from Trinity College Dublin. He is also Chartered Accountant and member of the UK Turnaround Management Association (TMA).
Claire Walsh brings more than 25 years of corporate experience to the Le Cheile board. Previous roles have included culture change, strategic planning and leadership development. She is a volunteer mentor with Le Cheile so she understands the transformative power of mentoring. Claire is a business consultant and qualified coach and now runs her own company, Intentionality.
Claire began her career as an engineer before moving into leadership roles, first when working in O2 and then during her 15 years in Sales, Strategy and Operations with Google. She has a particular interest in people, strategy and culture. She believes that developing psychological safety and an open culture is essential for people, organisations, and society to thrive. Claire is also the chair of the board of the Irish Wildlife Trust.
Andy is a Project Specialist with the Centre for Effective Services (CES). His primary work focus in CES is practice and service development. This includes translating evidence into practice to support the implementation of programmes designed to improve outcomes. Prior to CES, Andy worked as as the Eastern Regional Manager with Le Cheile Mentoring. Andy has a BSc Social Sciences and Social Policy, an MSc Restorative Practice and a PhD in Criminology
Le Chéile Mentoring is funded by the Department of Justice through the Probation Service. Our Restorative Justice Project receives funding from the Probation Service and Limerick City and County Council.
Registered Charity No. 20066000 | Company No. 424299 | CHY No. CHY 17621