Cormac Staunton is Policy Manager - EU and International in the Policy and Risk Directorate at the Central Bank of Ireland. In this role, he is responsible for strategic engagement with key European and international authorities, and the development of domestic and European policy and regulatory frameworks.
From 2003 to 2013, Cormac worked with Concern Worldwide in a variety of roles across fundraising, communications and overseas programmes, including two years as Area Manager in Karamoja, Uganda, and a secondment to Concern Worldwide US in New York.
Cormac holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Statistics and an M.Sc. in Economic Policy, both from Trinity College Dublin. He completed Masters thesis on the comparative economic impact of Concern’s food aid and cash transfer programmes in rural Zimbabwe.
Jim McShane is the Chief Executive Officer of the McShane Companies, an integrated development and construction firm headquartered in Rosemont, Texas and offices in Auburn, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Irvine and Phoenix.
Jim’s commitment to delivering successful developments within the industrial, office, healthcare and multi-family markets has resulted in the industries recognition of his achievements. Jim is a past recipient of the NAIOP award of Excellence, SIOR’s Presidents Award and the Professional Achievement Awards from the Marquette University College of Engineering.
He is a founding Board member of the Builders Associations Educational Foundation, served as the Chair of the Triangle Fraternity Education Foundation and was a recent President of the Chicago Building Congress. Jim is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Concern US, Inc. and serves as Chairman of the Planning Commission for the village of Bannockburn.
Teresa is an accountant and a tax partner in PwC, where she leads the group with responsibility for delivery of tax services to the company's clients in the health, education and not-for-profit sectors.
Teresa also advises private Irish businesses and their owners. She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an associate of the Irish Taxation Institute and holds the certificate and diploma in company direction from the Institute of Directors.
Teresa was elected to Concern's board of directors in 2009 and is chair of the finance committee.
Zamila is a Deputy Director of the Race Disparity Unit in the UK Cabinet Office, leading pioneering work on data having created the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website.
Through her extensive national and international policy, strategy and programmes experience in senior roles – including No.10 Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and Cabinet Office – Zamila has led a wide range of policy and programme projects, specialising in education and employment, gender, SGBV, ethnic and faith minority groups, humanitarian conflicts and development.
She is widely published and is an international public policy speaker on gender and minority equality issues and appears regularly in print media and television. She is on the board of UNESCO-UK and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Manchester and The Young Foundation.