Orbis Board Members

Anthony (Tony) McAleer is an orthoptist at the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital and is a member of the Orbis Volunteer Faculty (managed by Orbis International). 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 Small and Medium Enterprises (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 a retired independent development consultant who worked on planning, appraisal and evaluating of socio-economic development programmes. She has worked extensively in Africa, including Ethiopia.

Clare O’Dea became Chair of Orbis Ireland in 2021. 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 of EMEA Sales for DAE Capital.

Margaret Walsh is a partner at Shiel Solicitors LLP and has many years of experience advising private, institutional and public authority clients.

Michael Boyd (Observer) has worked in international development since 1975.

Paul Boyle is Head of Europe & Africa at Avilease. Paul has held various positions in the aircraft leasing space over the past twenty-seven years, most recently as SVP of Airline Marketing EMEA in Avolon and VP of Leasing in AerCap.

Steven Graham is Head of Europe & OEM at Avolon. Steven supported Orbis Ireland since he 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 manufacturerAirbus SAS.

Orbis would like to express gratitude to our former board members, who, despite no longer serving on the board, continue to be valued supporters of Orbis. - "Friends of Orbis".

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