Our leadership

The Irish Cancer Society is the national cancer charity (charity registration number CHY5863).

The Society is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors made up of leading medical experts, scientists and business people. The Board is advised by a number of expert committees and is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the charity.

Board of Directors

  • Prof John Kennedy (Chair)
  • Mr Dermot Breen
  • Mr Fergus Brennan
  • Ms Geraldine Clarke
  • Mr Kieran Crowley 
  • Mr Sean Dorgan
  • Prof Liam Grogan
  • Dr Cormac Kilty
  • Mr Willie O'Reilly

Our CEO and senior management team (SMT)

The SMT assists the Chief Executive, John McCormack, in managing the Irish Cancer Society's day-to-day business. The current SMT is:

  • John McCormack - Chief Executive
  • Donal Buggy - Head of Services & Advocacy
  • Noeleen Donnelly - Head of Human Resources
  • Mark Mellett - Head of Fundraising
  • Niamh Ní Chonghaile - Head of Finance
  • Dr Robert O’Connor, Head of Research / Acting Head of Communications

Finance Committee

  • Mr Fergus Brennan (Chair)
  • Mr Ger Penny 

Fundraising Advisory Committee

  • Mr Dermot Breen (Chair)
  • Mr Sean Dorgan
  • Mr Ivor Fitzpatrick
  • Ms Marie O'Connor

Governance and Nominating Committee

  • Prof. John Kennedy
  • Mr. Willie O’Reilly
Date Last Revised: 
Monday, November 23, 2015