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Board of Directors

Age Action Ireland's current Board of Directors are listed below.

If you would like more information about Age Action Ireland and its Board of Directors, please contact Lorraine Fitzsimons, Deputy Chief Executive, Age Action Ireland.

Owen O'Sullivan, Chairperson, Age Action

Owen O’Sullivan, Chair

Owen is a practising solicitor at P J Walsh & Company. He has a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from UCD and post graduate qualifications in Criminology, Taxation and Competition Law. He was admitted as a solicitor in Ireland in 1987 and has been in practice in Dublin since. He enjoys playing soccer and taking part in triathlons.

Rosemary Hanna, Vice-Chairperson, Age Action

Rosemary Hanna, Vice Chair

Rosemary is an accomplished financial services professional with a strong track record for delivering high standards of regulation. She has extensive knowledge of relevant domestic and EU securities legislation with a proven ability to convey complex concepts in understandable terms. A strong and persuasive communicator with highly effective planning, organisational, staff management and problem solving skills. She is a member of Member of the ISE’s Policy Working Group, Co-author of the Exchange’s response to the European Commission's Consultation on the Market Abuse Directive and the European Commission's Consultation on Short Selling; Co-author of the ISE’s Consultation Paper (CP 01/10) on the implementation of an Irish Corporate Governance Annex; Co-author of the ISE’s Irish Corporate Governance Annex. She is an A.C.C.A. Affiliate, BA (Hons) Banking and Finance, DIPHE Accounting from University of Ulster.

John Quinn, Treasurer, Age Action

John Quinn, Treasurer

John has spent over 20 years as the Finance Director of one of Ireland’s leading printing companies. In mid 2011 he joined GOAL’s overseas finance team spending an exciting and extremely hot year in Sudan. John is Financial Controller with Ardmore Studios and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants.

Roger Coughlan

Roger Coughlan

Roger is employed by Bishopstown Senior Social Centre where he is responsible for the design and development of weekly programme for members in computers, mobile phones, exercise & dance, social games – cards etc. He was the first recipient of the Lord Mayors Equality Award from Cork City Council in 2004. He received a Certificate in Equality Studies, Ageing and Older People in UCD in 2007 and has a certificate in Community Workplace Management from the NCI. He has a long history of involvement in GAA administration and coaching and is former County Youth Secretary. In 2007/2008 he was responsible for setting up of an umbrella body in Cork for senior social centres, Cork Seniors Together which was launched by Minister Maire Hoctor in 2008. He is currently involved in completing a pilot initiative in advocacy and capacity building with older people. He is an active member of Age Action and is a member of the Advocacy and Communications Sub Committee.

David Healy, Age Action Board of Directors

David Healy

Owner/Managing Director Home Instead Senior Care, Leopardstown. Caring for Seniors while assisting them to remain independent in their own homes successfully by sharing our knowledge and experienced caregivers. He also serves as a director of Stillorgan Home Support Ltd, a not for profit organisation, providing home help services in the community. David has served as an executive director with a series of Multi National’s including Pritchard plc. –Global Facilities services provider, P&O Shipping, Granada and as country manager for ISS –Global Facilities Services provider. He also served as industry representative on joint labour committee. He studied at St Mary’s College, College of Commerce, Rathmines, Marketing Institute of Ireland, Irish Management Institute of Ireland and attended “Service breakthrough’s programme”, Harvard Business School and Management Development courses at IMD - international leading business school, Switzerland. He is married and has two daughters.

David Henshaw, Age Action Board of Directors

David Henshaw

David trained as a carpenter/boat builder and by the time he was 26 held a senior position with Trafalgar investments, Builders and Developers. He has worked in East Africa and opened the Pan-Am Hotel in Nairobi. He subsequently moved back to London where he went into the business of renovating old public houses and received awards from the Hotel and Catering Group. David subsequently retired to Kildare where he commenced boat building again. He also purchased a pub in Athy, which he renovated. They have won the Black and White Pub of the Year and was elected into The Hundred Best Pubs in Ireland. David is an active member of Athy Positive Ageing Week Town.

Sean Oliver

Sean is married with four adult children. During 1978 and 1979 he studied at the Alliance Francaise and obtained two qualifications "Le Diplome de la Langue Francaise and "Le Diplome Superieur de la langue Francaise."which enabled him to teach French at second level. In 1983 he obtained a BA (Hons) in European History, Politics and History of Art and in 1984 he received his MA in French History and Language. In 1982 the Modern History Department of U.C.D awarded him the best history essay of 1982 and Literary and Historical Society awarded him best essay on James Joyce. He continues to lecture part-time to mature adults on European Literature, European History and Media in Saor-Oscoil Na hEireann-a third-level institute in Prussia Street. He is involved with Saor-Oscoil on their Summer Programmes, Seminars. He has written and published six essays and books on Irish and European history.

Margaret Pilkington, Board of Directors Age Action

Margaret Pilkington

Margaret was educated at University College Dublin and the Law Society of Ireland. She was admitted as a solicitor in 2000 and since qualifying has worked exclusively in the area of employment law. She holds a Diploma in Business Studies specialising in human resources and industrial relations and a Diploma in Employment Law. Margaret joined the employment law department of Byrne Wallace in 2004 having previously practised with another Dublin practice. She is currently EMEA Employment Attorney with Mylan.

Miriam Simon, Board of Directors Age Action

Miriam Simon

Miriam has almost 25 years cross functional and multi site leadership experience working within a number of world class retailers such as B&Q, TKMaxx, Monsoon Accessorize & Arcadia across the UK & Ireland. Experienced in both big box retail and the multiples, Miriam lives in North County Dublin with her husband and two children.

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