Practitioner-led. Collaborative. Globally-engaged. Inclusive.
Our vision is for Ireland to have a world-class environment for social enterprises to thrive. Our mission is to champion for the sector, and our members, representing and promoting our collective voice nationally and internationally.
Integrity: we always act in the best interest of our members and the social enterprise sector.
Bold: we are passionate about social enterprise and act with courage to bring about change in the sector.
Warm: we are approachable and welcoming to social enterprises, ensuring they feel safe to share their ideas, experiences and challenges with us.
Entrepreneurial: we have a bias towards action and making an impact for our members and the sector.
Meet The Team
Our Practitioner Council
Catherine Coote, Communications & Fundraising Coordinator, An Mheitheal Rothar
Damian Howard, Director of Myshall Muintir Na Tire, The Columban Way
Dara Connolly, CEO, Common Purpose Ireland
David Neville, CEO, Nurture
Donal Traynor, Group CEO, Community Finance Ireland
Fiona Nolan, CEO, Coolock Development Council CLG, Vice Chair
Hugh Brennan, CEO, Ó Cualann
Janet O'Toole, Community Development Manager, Connemara West PLC
Joseph Fogarty, Voluntary Chairperson, Café Fia - Coolaney Community Café Co-operative
Karen O'Donohoe, Director of Development, GIY
Kathy Purcell, General Manager, Castlecomer Discovery Park
Linda Ledger, CEO, St. Munchin's Community Enterprise Centre
Pascal Derrien, CEO, Migraine Ireland, Chair
Patrick Mulvihill, Co-founder, Amicitia
Karen Leigh, CEO & Founder, Sensational Kids
Robert Finan, Enterprise Development Officer, The Larkin Centre for the Unemployed
Rosemary Kunene, Founder & CEO, Dignity Partnership
Sean Mullan, Founder, Third Space
Senan Cooke, Co-founder, Dunhill Rural Enterprises Ltd
Tara Farrell, Deputy CEO, Longford Women's Link (LWL)