Circle VHA Board

Circle VHA Board

Circle VHA is a legally incorporated company limited by guarantee (registered in Ireland, no. 374693) and is required to have a board of directors. The Circle VHA board consists of nine members who each have considerable expertise and experience in areas such as housing policy and development, organisational management, financial management and legal expertise.

The directors are volunteers who are not directly responsible for the delivery of our housing services. They have ultimate responsibility for the good governance of the organisation, company policies, strategy and the achievement of our mission. They are paid no fees or other earnings by Circle VHA.

The Board meets on average eight times per year. It also has four sub-committeesFinance, Audit and Risk Committee (FARC), Development Committee (DevCom), Remuneration and Nominations Committee (RemNom) and the Strategic Purpose Group (SPG). These committees review policies, proposed acquisitions, and Circle VHA’s services and management, and report to the Board.

Current Board:

Black and white image of Chairperson of the board Chris Ellison
Chairperson of the Circle VHA Board alongside member of The Strategic Purpose Group.
Black and white image of Board Member Garret Tynan
Board Member & Chair of of the Strategic Purpose Group
Black and white image of Board Member Chris White
Board Member & Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Image of board member Michelle Ni Riordain
Board Member & FARC Member
Eileen Patterson Board Member
Board Member and member of The Strategic Purpose Group
Black and white image of Board Member and Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Damian Kennedy
Board Member & Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. Member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
An image of board member Keith Gilmore
Board of Directors & Chair of DevCom
An image of board member Richard Mc Donagh
Board Member & DevCom Member
Black and white image of Board Member Gemma Kavanagh
Board Member and is also a member of FARC

Circle’s Patron

Black and white image of Circle's Patron Father Pat Carolan
Fr Pat Carolan
Circle's Patron and external member of DevCom.
Fr Pat Carolan is an Oblate Father in Dublin. He was formerly director of Conway House in London - a hostel and accommodation centre for Irish emigrants in London. He has established and developed the Oblate Basketball Club in Inchicore, which provides a range of sporting and community activities.