Read our 2021 annual report
The Board of Concern is elected by Concern members at each annual general meeting. The maximum number of Board members is 22.
About the Board
The term of office for a Director is three years and Directors may serve three successive three-year terms.
The Board can co-opt members of the organisation when necessary to maintain its full complement of Directors.
Donal D’Arcy (Chair)
Donal worked for Concern Worldwide from 2001 - 2012, initially in the fundraising department. Following emergency deployments to Darfur (2004) and Indonesia (2005) as a member of Concern’s emergency response team, Donal was appointed as a logistics advisor based in Concern’s Dublin office. This role gave Donal the opportunity to visit and work in many of Concern’s overseas fields.
Donal was elected to the Board of Concern Worldwide in 2014. He served on the Audit and Risk Committee from 2015 until 2022 and was appointed to its Chair in 2019. Donal also served on the Board of Concern UK from 2015 – 2016 and has served on the Board of Concern US since 2019. Donal was elected to the Chair of Concern Worldwide in 2022.
Donal works in the Department of Justice in Ireland.
Zamila Bunglawala is International Director, at the UK Department for Education, where she leads on bilateral and multilateral international education partnerships, mobility programs, trade, higher education and data. Zamila is formerly Deputy Head of Unit and Deputy Director - Strategy and Insight, Race Disparity Unit at the Cabinet Office where she was the founding architect of the world-leading Ethnicity Facts and Figures website.
Zamila has extensive international strategic policy and programmes experience in senior roles – including No.10 Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and Implementation Unit at the Cabinet Office, Open Society Foundation, Brookings Institution and the United Nations in Sudan and Nepal. Zamila has led pioneering policy and program projects, specialising in education, employment, open data and digital, gender, SGBV, ethnic and faith minority groups, humanitarian conflicts and development.
Zamila is an international public policy speaker, widely published and a JRF Practitioner Fellow at the London School of Economics and board member at the Royal Society, Concern Worldwide, Heywood Foundation, UK Research & Innovation, and International Advisory Council at King’s College, London
Colin has served on the Board of Concern Worldwide since 2012 and on the Board of Trustees of Concern Worldwide (UK) since 2021. He has also served on the Remuneration and Succession Committee of the Board in Dublin and a number of other Board sub-committees and ad hoc committees over his tenure to-date.
In the past, Colin has served on the Consumer Foods Board of Bord Bia and, to December 2018, was CEO of Glanbia Consumer Foods – Ireland’s largest consumer food company. He served for several years on the Board of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and as Chair of Ibec’s Food Drink Ireland trade association.
Colin has worked on a number of government and non-government advisory groups looking at the role of industry, agriculture and food in a wider context. He has served on the advisory panel of Amnesty International Ireland’s report “In Plain Sight: Responding to the Ferns, Ryan, Murphy and Cloyne Reports”.
Colin is an alumnus of Trinity College Dublin and UCD, is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, and holds a Financial Times Diploma in Non-Executive Directorship.
Vincent Murphy is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Director and has worked as a senior professional leader in publicly listed and private companies operating in Ireland and internationally. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Masters of Accountancy Degree with University College Dublin. He is the Finance Director and Company Secretary with Aviva Stadium and is the Company Secretary and a member of the Finance Committee with Concern Worldwide.
David is Chief Officer and Secretary General of the Representative Body of the Church of Ireland (the RCB). Prior to working for the RCB, David was a director of DLL Group (part of Rabobank), where he was responsible for the development of new financial markets and products including developing economies and renewable energy financing.
David previously worked for Concern in both Cambodia (‘91–‘93) and Rwanda (‘94). He has previously chaired Concern Worldwide’s Audit and Finance Committee as well as being a member of the strategic review group.
Kevin Doris Ejon
Kevin Doris is a broadcast journalist from Uganda. She has worked extensively on radio and television in Uganda and with the BBC and Norwegian Broadcasting services. She covered COP 15 and its preparations in Denmark. She was the first journalist to interview war criminal Joseph Kony in his hideout in South Sudan. Kevin also presented an award-winning documentary “Kevin: Will my people find peace” which examined how victims of Kony’s so-called Lord’s Resistance Army managed their trauma on their return to their homes.
Kevin also consulted with Creative Associates International, a Washington DC based development organisation. Kevin Doris has a strong interest in development and has been involved in media and development activities in Uganda. She has a degree in Development Studies. During a stay of four years in Thailand, she worked on several development projects in Bangkok, the Thai-Myanmar border ant the Thai-Laos border.
She assisted the Good Shepard Sisters, NoBoh Academy and Hands of Hope respectively. She also worked with the Thai Red Cross and the Thai YWCA. Kevin Doris was requested to become the President of the Thai YWCA in the last year of her stay in Thailand. In Ireland, Kevin worked with bigO media and on a number of film projects. She is also interested in all aspects of digital media.
Cormac Staunton is Senior Manager, EU and International Policy at the Central Bank of Ireland. In this role, he leads the Central Bank’s 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 his Masters thesis on the comparative economic impact of Concern’s food aid and cash transfer programmes in rural Zimbabwe.
Bernadette Sexton is a management consultant specialised in strategy, good governance, institution building, and agile transformation. Her career has focused on international development having served governments of developing and emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Bernadette has supported development agencies and governments on a wide range of economic and social development topics. For this, she has been recognised by DevEx as one of London's top 40 international development leaders under 40 years of age, recognised for shaping and impacting on aid and development. She has a deep interest in development aid effectiveness, poverty alleviation, and inclusion of marginalised groups.
Yvonne Slattery is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland with extensive experience in finance, operational and governance roles in the global and domestic (re)insurance sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Finance degree and a Masters of Business Studies from Dublin City University. Following her initial training with KPMG, she moved to KPMG in Bermuda and gained international exposure.
During her career she has held a number of different roles, including Executive Director, Company Secretary and Chief Operations Officer to a multi-national reinsurer with branches throughout Europe and Asia. She has experience in engaging with financial and prudential regulators in Ireland, England, Bermuda and Australia. Most recently she is acting as a consultant in the regulatory and financial systems area within the Insurance industry.
Yvonne was co-opted to Concern's Audit and Risk Committee in 2021 and appointed to the Board of Directors in 2022.
Christine is a highly motivated Director of Digital Sales for Microsoft Germany with over 25 years’ international experience working in major multinational organisations. Christine is a results-focused leader with a proven track record in driving sales, increasing customer satisfaction, operational transformation, people development against commercial imperatives and passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
She holds a degree in languages and international marketing, speaks fluent French and has a high proficiency in German. She has a qualification in executive and business coaching and is passionate about coaching the future generations especially women in technology.
Christine is recognised in Ireland for her work on diversity and inclusion, holds a Women Mean Business (Women Empowering Women) award and is ranked one of the top 1000 women of influence in Ireland. Christine was elected to Concern's Board of Directors in 2019 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Rachel is a Partner in Walkers Ireland LLP and practices in the area of property and property related banking finance.
She advises clients in the charitable sector, as well as banks, blue-chip companies, and state bodies.
Rachel joined the Board of Concern in May 2016 and is a member of Concerns Audit and Risk Committee.
Donald has been the Chair of the Trustee Board of Concern Worldwide UK for three years, and during this period has also been a member of the Board of Directors in Dublin, where he regularly attend all meetings. He believes that sharing Trustees between the two Boards ensures that the closest possible alignment is achieved between our objectives of helping the poorest and most vulnerable in the world’s most fragile countries.
Previously, Donald’s career was in financial services, latterly with the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he held a number of senior roles and spent considerable time in Asia. His other roles have included a period as chair of the Edinburgh College of Art, and as a member of Court of Edinburgh University.
He is also chair of Aberdeen New Dawn Plc, an investment trust focussed on Asia, and JCB Finance, which provides term finance for JCB equipment.
Catherine Corcoran’s academic and practitioner career focuses on the management, implementation and design of humanitarian and development programmes in a variety of contexts. She has led and advised development organisations and students on strategic and community-led planning and has been involved in various consortia and partnership fora on rural issues at an International level.
Her involvement with Concern goes back over 30 years and she has served the organisation at staff, volunteer and Board membership levels, most recently as Country Director in Ethiopia 2013-2016 and as member of the Programme, Monitoring and Evaluation committee.
She currently leads on the BA in Social and Community Studies at LIT Tipperary and is pursuing a PhD with Newcastle University on the theme of Resilience and Community-led planning.
Dr Rosalyn Tamming
Dr. Rosalyn Tamming joined Concern in 1996, initially as a volunteer working in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.
She joined again in 2009 as Head of the Health Unit and latterly as the Health and Research Specialist. Her background is in nursing and midwifery and she has a Masters in Community Health and a Ph.D. in Health Services Research from Trinity College Dublin.
She has previously worked in Trinity College Dublin, The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. She currently works as a Senior Research Officer with the National Disability Authority in Dublin.
Cormac is a Partner with EY Chartered Accountants and is their Head of Banking and Capital Markets for Ireland. He is a long-time supporter of Concern and an advocate for global citizenship as well as the eradication of extreme poverty.
He has three birth children and has adopted children from both Asia and Africa. Cormac was born and raised in Dublin and is the second youngest of seven children. He is married to Lucy O’Mullane.
Since joining the Board of Concern, Cormac has been a member of the Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, has participated in a field trip to Concern’s operations in Ethiopia and has helped establish both the Annual Women of Concern fundraiser and a Global Citizens Group that is working to engage major private sector organisations and leaders in supporting the work of Concern.
Our impact in 2021
people reached through our emergency response
people reached through our health interventions
people reached through our livelihoods programmes