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EAMON TIMMINS -
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Eamon Timmins was appointed Chief Executive in April 2015.

For the previous eight years he worked as Head of Advocacy and Communications at Age Action, acting as the spokesperson for the charity and its representative in engagements with government, policy makers and service providers. A passionate campaigner for the rights of older people, he has broad experience of ageing issues and advocacy work for older people in Ireland.

Before joining Age Action, Eamon worked as a journalist for 19 years for a number of newspapers, including the Irish Times, the Irish Examiner and the Irish Independent.

He  is a graduate of the School of Journalism, College of Commerce, Rathmines, and holds a Masters in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester and a Diploma in Public Relations from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.

 

LORRAINE FITZSIMONS - DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Lorraine Fitzsimons is Deputy Chief Executive of Age Action. Alongside former Chief Executive Robin Webster, she started out as a volunteer in establishing Age Action in 1992.

She has a BA Hons Degree through the Open University. She has wide experience in administration and finance, community development, HR, project development and strategic planning.

Lorraine has served on numerous Boards and Committees representing the interests of older people. For the past 20 years her main interests have been ageing and older people with particular interest in the most disadvantaged.

 

KATHLEEN GATELY - HEAD OF FINANCE

Kathleen Gately is Head of Finance.  Kathleen is a Qualified Accountant FCCA and has worked in the financial services for 24 years (Irish Life).

She joined the voluntary sector and worked overseas for three years  (Kosovo, Kenya and Afghanistan) and spent three years with Age Action as office manager, six years with VSO as finance manager and did some short overseas work as part of the VSO internal audit function in Ethiopia, Mozambique and India.

She was appointed Head of Finance in November 2012. Her interests are walking her west highland terrier, reading (particularly thrillers) and Toastmasters. Recent achievements include completing The Camino (2010).

 

JUSTIN MORAN - HEAD OF ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS

Justin Moran is Head of Advocacy and Communications.

After graduating from Dublin City University, he worked for Sinn Féin in a variety of national policy and advocacy roles, including as head of the party’s Leinster House Press Office.

Leaving in 2007, he worked briefly with the European Anti-Poverty Network before joining Amnesty International Ireland where he ran the communications team for the next six and a half years. Before joining Age Action, he worked with EirGrid, the national transmission system operator, on one of the country’s largest infrastructure projects.

Justin has a Degree in Journalism and a Masters Degree in International Relations. Outside of work, he is an eternally optimistic follower of Galway hurling and has a keen interest in history and politics.