Orbis Board Members

Anne Nolan is an International Health Development Specialist/Consultant with over thirty years of experience working primarily in African countries. She is very knowledgeable about health in Ethiopia having worked there for over eight years.

Anthony (Tony) McAleer is an orthoptist in the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital and is a member of the Orbis Volunteer Faculty. He was a council member of the Health and Social Care Professions Council (CORU) until 2021.

Bethlehem Girma is a senior inclusive finance expert who has worked in areas of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and rural finance using the market systems approach. She is currently the Finance Intervention Manager for LIFT (Land Investment for Transformation Programme) in Ethiopia. Bethlehem holds a Master’s in Accounting and Finance from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters in Development Practice (MDP).

Catherine (Cathy) Gaynor is an Independent Development Consultant working on planning, appraisal and evaluation of socio-economic development programmes. She has worked extensively in Africa, including Ethiopia.

Clare O’Dea became Chair of Orbis Ireland in 2021, following Maurice Cox's retirement. Clare is a Director of Select Strategies. Clare previously worked with KPMG and Ulster Bank Investment Managers.

Donal Brosnahan is a Paediatric Ophthalmologist. Donal is a member of the Orbis Volunteer Faculty (managed by Orbis International).

Heran Tadesse is an experienced gender and public health professional with a demonstrated history of working in non-profit and for-profit organizations. She is skilled in research, policy analysis, capacity building, programme management and mainstreaming gender in the broader aspects of social development programmes.

Jennifer Moulton is a qualified accountant with almost twenty years of experience in aircraft leasing. Jennifer is currently Managing Director EMEA Sales for DAE Capital.

Margaret Walsh is a partner in Shiel Solicitors LLP with many years of experience in advising private, institutional and Public Authority clients.

Michael Boyd has worked in international development since 1975.

Paul Boyle is Senior Vice President Airline Marketing EMEA with Avolon. Paul has held various positions in the aircraft leasing space over the past twenty-seven years, most recently as VP Leasing in AerCap.

Raymond (Ray) Sisson is Chairman of SCALE Aviation and a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. He has held a number of senior positions in global corporations, including AWAS and GECAS.

Steven Graham is the Head Of Americas with Avolon. Steven has been a supporter of Orbis Ireland since he first joined Orbis for the Great Ethiopian Run in 2011. Since then, he has been heavily involved in fundraising for Orbis.

Trevor Lydon is the Chief Financial Officer of Airbus Financial Services UC, a subsidiary of the European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus SAS.

Orbis would like to thank our retired board members, who although they no longer sit on the board they remain "Friends of Orbis".

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