Eileen Patterson Board Member

Eileen Patterson

Eileen Patterson has had a long career as a housing professional and is committed to the delivery of high quality, affordable housing and support services. She has held senior positions in social housing in Northern Ireland with Radius, Fold, and the NI Housing Executive. Eileen has directly contributed to the development of housing strategy, policy… Continue Reading Eileen Patterson

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Michelle Ní Riordáin

Michelle Ní Riordáin is a tax consultant by profession, currently working with a Middle Eastern sovereign fund. She started her career at KPMG and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute. Michelle holds a Degree and Masters in Accounting.

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Brian Shefflin

Brian Shefflin is a director with KPMG Corporate Finance. His primary focus is on property and financial services transactions across a wide range of sectors. He works with a range of finance providers and increasingly international non-bank lenders on new development / acquisition projects, debt re-financings, debt buy backs, NAMA exits, and debt / hedging… Continue Reading Brian Shefflin

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Chris White

A career in the not for profit sector has led Chris to a variety of roles in various charities and not for profit organisations. Chris is currently the Group CEO of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, one of the largest charities in the country, caring for 54,000 people with sight loss. Prior… Continue Reading Chris White

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Elaine Reilly

Elaine Reilly was appointed to Director of Corporate Services in 2024. Elaine has over 25 years of experience in the financial services and not for profit sectors specialising in insurance, risk management and compliance where she has led programs in the delivery of, amongst others, quality systems, policy, audit and change management.

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Russell Grainge

Russell Grainge, Director of Property Services, he has extensive experience in Asset Management, mainly through repairs and maintenance contracting where he has managed teams, providing property maintenance and refurbishment services to local authorities and regional and national housing associations in the UK.

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Liz Clarke

Liz Clarke, Director of Services, she has over 18 years’ experience in expanding access to social housing, building sustainable communities and leading and delivery of housing models within the homeless sector and has led on quality standards, mergers, services and housing developments, training and strategic planning services to various charities and non-profit organisations.

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Black and white image of Director of Finance and Corporate Services in Circle Voluntary Housing Association Colin Creedon

Colin Creedon

Colin Creedon, Director of Finance and Corporate Services and Co. Secretary of Circle VHA. He is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in a number of senior finance roles in Ireland and USA having trained in EY Dublin. Previously Colin was Finance Director for a major property development and investment company. Colin is also a… Continue Reading Colin Creedon

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Gemma Kavanagh

Gemma is currently employed as a Senior Group Risk Analyst for Investments at Intrum, with previous experience in banking and credit servicing primarily working as a Relationship Manager, Compliance & Risk Manager and Finance Manager. She is a chartered accountant (ACCA) and tax advisor (IATI) and holds a degree in Business Studies & Finance and… Continue Reading Gemma Kavanagh

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Richard McDonagh

Richard McDonagh is a Vice President with Bain Capital. His primary focus is on direct equity and debt investments in real estate or real estate backed opportunities. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he worked with Hines where he focused on large scale residential developments. Richard holds a B. Comm from University College Dublin.

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Keith Gillmor

Keith Gillmor is an experienced finance professional. Keith has worked in domestic and international corporate and asset-backed lending roles with KBC Bank and with Bank of Ireland. Keith currently works at KBC Fund Management Ltd in Dublin where he is responsible for portfolio management of global fixed income and equity funds.

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Damian Kennedy

Damian Kennedy is an experienced Finance Director/CFO. His focus is on core finance operations, reporting, turnarounds, ERPs implementations etc., having led large teams in Mars Ireland, Applegreen and Primeline Logistics. He qualified as a chartered accountant, while working as a consultant in KPMG Management Consulting, and holds a B. Comm. and Masters in Management Science.… Continue Reading Damian Kennedy

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Fr Pat Carolan

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.

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Martin Hartnett

Martin joined Circle VHA in 2019, boasting seven years of extensive experience within the Social Housing Sector. His background encompasses roles within both Local Authority and AHB settings, providing him with a well-rounded perspective and a diverse skill set. With a formal qualification in Construction Project Management (Dip) and ongoing pursuit of an MSc in… Continue Reading Martin Hartnett

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Zoe Moorhouse

Zoe joined Circle Housing in 2021. Zoe previously worked in the UK affordable housing sector for over 13 years, most recently at Peabody, one of London’s oldest and largest housing associations. She has extensive experience in managing the acquisition, planning, procurement and construction of high-density new build and refurbishment mixed-tenure and mixed-used developments. With a… Continue Reading Zoe Moorhouse

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