Tina Roche is our Chief Executive. With 57 employees, we have experienced remarkable growth over the past number of years and the management team comprises:
Tina Roche, CEO
Tina Roche was appointed Chief Executive of The Foundation for Investing in Communities in January 2000. She established two organisations – Business in the Community Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland and both now employ over 60 staff.
Tina has a MBA from IMI/Fordham and has many years business experience having worked as Financial Controller and Company Secretary with The Sunday Tribune.
Previous to her present role she worked for The National Gallery as Head of Development 1994 to 1999. Her main interest is in philanthropy, human rights, education, community activism, corporate responsibility, and social capital.
Tina won Tatler’s Public Life Award in 2008 and was shortlisted for a Women Mean Business award the same year. In 2011, she was named in the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behaviour by Trust Across America™. The list recognises individuals representing the private sector, academia and non-profit entities who are making outstanding contributions in championing business, social and environmental change, in a transparent and justifiable way.
Bernadette Phelan, Membership Services Manager
Bernadette joined as our Membership Services Manager in April 2012. Bernadette leads the consultancy team, and manages the portfolio of network services and projects to our members.
Bernadette has a comprehensive background in sustainable development having designed and managed a range of strategic economic and community initiatives.
Prior to joining, Bernadette managed an EU funded business development programme for the renewable energy sector. She has extensive expertise in building partnership initiatives, engaging in policy development and advocacy, and sourcing national and EU funding given her roles in the Western Development Commission and the Kilkenny LEADER Partnership Company. She holds a Masters in Rural development from UCD, a BA (mod) in Economics and Geography from Trinity College and an Advanced Certificate in Renewable Energy from Limerick IT.
Kevin Gregory, Finance & ICT Manager
Kevin joined as our Finance & ICT Manager in February 2011. Kevin is a Chartered Accountant with responsibility for the finances of our organisation.
Kevin’s role includes the ongoing development of Information and Communications Technology to meet the organisation’s needs. Prior to joining, Kevin has worked with St. Michaels House and Trócaire in the non-profit sector and Savills in the private sector.
Kevin worked at a senior level in these and other organisations, managing teams to deliver results as a strategic partner to the organisations.
Moira Horgan, Marketing Manager
Moira joined as Marketing Manager in February 2007. She is working with member companies and programme participants on a number of marketing initiatives.
With a team of three in Marketing, the focus is on promoting both corporate responsibility and social inclusion to all stakeholders from government to the media as well as leveraging social media to tell our stories.
Moira and her team worked on the Major Summit on Corporate Responsibility in Aviva Stadium which took place in 2010 and works on over 35 events a year for the organisation.
Prior to joining, Moira was Head of Marketing at the Irish Film Board, Ireland’s national film funding agency and was responsible for raising the profile of the Irish film industry both nationally and globally.
Moira has over 17 years’ experience in marketing; specialising in communications, event management and PR. She holds a BA in International Marketing and Japanese from DCU.
Germaine Noonan, Manager Schools’ Business Partnership
Germaine joined in March 2003 and is seconded to her role from Pobalscoil Rosmini in Drumcondra. Germaine spent almost 20 years teaching in Dublin, Clare and New York in the second level sector.
She has previously managed Comenius (European Educational Projects) involving Austrian, Italian and Dutch schools. Germaine holds a MBS, B. Comm and H Dip in Education. Germaine has spoken at a EU level on schools and business partnerships and manages a nationwide team.