Leadership

The following individuals serve as Orbis Ireland Charity Directors:

Michael Boyd holds a B. Comm. from UCD and is a Barrister at Law. He has worked in international development since 1975, originally with DEVCO - Ireland and subsequently with the Irish Export Board. He was a founding director of TDI Group in 1987 and is currently chairman of the DCI group of companies. The group comprises TDI and TMS International in Ireland and Landell Mills in Wiltshire, England. The companies carry out technical assistance and consulting projects throughout the developing world for client governments and international development agencies.

Paul Boyle is a vice president of Leasing for AerCap and is responsible for aircraft leasing activities for a number of airlines within Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining AerCap, Paul held various positions in SMBC Aviation Capital (previously RBS Aviation Capital), Airbus Financial Services and Aer Lingus. Paul holds a BA in Business and Financial Services from Liverpool John Moores University.

Donal Brosnahan is a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. His specialty is paediatric ophthalmology.

Dr. Maurice Cox (Chairman) is the founder of Orbis Ireland. He holds a B.A. in medicine from Trinity College, Dublin and an M.Phil. in skeletal biology from Cambridge University. Dr. Cox co-founded the private healthcare provider called Centric Health. Centric Health is a primary health care business whose activities include health screening, occupational health services and urgent care services. Dr. Cox is also a member of the Orbis UK board.

John Crowe joined Merrill Lynch in February 2000 after working for 10 years with KPMG Ireland as director of their personal financial services division. Mr. Crowe qualified from UCD with a B. Comm. and is a member of the Society of Investment Analysts. He is a qualified financial adviser and a registered representative of the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Michael Holland is chairman of the Ampleforth Group of Companies. He spent many years as an accountant with Horwath, Bastow, Charleton before venturing out into business. His business interests cover a wide spectrum including financial investment, property development, hotel ownership and management. At present, he has interests in Ireland, UK, U.S.A. and Poland.

Cathy Gaynor holds a B Sc. from University College Galway (now NUIG) and an M Sc. (Econ) from the London School of Economics. Fresh from college, she embarked on a three year volunteer posting in Lesotho which led to a full time career in development. This included nine years living and working in Africa and nineteen years as a consultant working for bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental organisations. Currently working as an independent consultant, she is technical director of a programme tackling discriminatory social norms in Nigeria. 

Andrew Lowe is a modern languages graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, with a post-graduate diploma in accounting (UUJ Jordanstown). He is a chartered accountant and jointly runs Element Films, a Dublin-based feature film and television drama company. A member of the executive committee of Screen Producers Ireland (SPI), Mr. Lowe is vice-chair of the IBEC Audiovisual Federation.

Trevor Lydon (Treasurer) is the chief financial officer of Airbus Financial Services, a subsidiary of the European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus SAS. Trevor holds a B.Comm from UCD, a Masters of Accounting from the Michael Smurfit School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant (FCA).

Anne Nolan is based in Addis Ababa and works for Hamlin Fistula Hospital which provides care for women obstetric fistulas ‐ the most devastating of all childbirth injuries. 

Clare O’Dea is director of Select Strategies. She has a BA in Science of Materials from Trinity College Dublin, an MBA from Smurfit Business School, UCD and she is also a qualified member of the Society of Investment Analysts. Clare previously worked with KPMG and Ulster Bank Investment Managers.

Mark Pollock is a blind adventurer, athlete, author, and international motivational speaker. An avid rower Pollock has won bronze and silver medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and has also written a book titled Making it Happen.

Dr. Ray Power is a practising GP and a graduate of University College Dublin. In 2000, he set up a medical recruitment company called Locumotion. In 2003, he founded The Well with Dr. Maurice Cox.

Carina Ryan is a vice president in AWAS's Aircraft Trading group. AWAS is a global commercial aircraft lessor with over 260 aircraft in its portfolio. Carina is responsible for executing sales and acquisition campaigns for AWAS's investment portfolio. Carina joined AWAS in 2006 and holds an MBA from The Michael Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin. She also holds a marketing degree from the Marketing Institute of Ireland.

Raymond Sisson is president and chief executive officer of AWAS. He began his aviation career in 1991 as a corporate lawyer specialising in aircraft finance. Before moving to AWAS, Raymond spent thirteen years with GE Capital Aviation Services, followed by becoming president & CEO of Titan Aviation Leasing Ltd. Prior to his appointment at AWAS, Raymond held the position of chief commercial officer of SR Technics in Zurich, Switzerland. Raymond has a BA in Economics from Bucknell University, a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and an MBA from The University of Chicago.

Lorcan Tiernan (Company Secretary) was admitted to legal practice as a solicitor in 1995 and joined Dillon Eustace that year. He subsequently became a partner of the firm in 2000 and serves as head of the corporate and commercial departments. Mr. Tiernan is a graduate of University College Dublin and the University of London. He is a member of the International Bar Association.