Members of the Board
Helen Conlan - Chair
Helen Conlan is a Business Studies graduate of Trinity College Dublin and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. She has worked in the property industry for the past 25 years. She lives in Kildare town, where she is involved in various community and voluntary groups.
Helen is Chair of Children’s Health Foundation and serves on all sub-committees.
Siobhan studied Law in University College Dublin. She practiced as a Barrister and lectured in Law before becoming involved with various projects in the voluntary sector. She has worked with Temple Street Hospital since 1996 and was a Director of the Temple Street Foundation since 2000 and is now a Director of the newly merged Children's Health Foundation, serving on its Governance Sub-Committee. She was a Director of Temple Street Hospital from 2005 to 2018, serving as its Vice-Chairperson and on many sub-committees. Siobhan is also a Governor of MMCUH, a group comprising the Mater, Cappagh and Temple Street Hospitals. She completed an Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White Collar and Regulatory Crime at the King’s Inns in 2013.
John retired from a distinguished 16 year career in Investment Banking in the US and UK in late 2015 having held various senior executive global and regional roles within Citibank, BNP Paribas and Merrill Lynch.
John managed diverse businesses such as Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Fixed Income, and Pensions and built various cross-asset “Corporate Solutions” advisory businesses focused on optimising a Company’s risk profile through strategic situations such as M&A, divestiture or ratings pressures.
In 2016 John established Chase & Co and uses his knowledge and contacts to help various companies globally in the not-for profit and commercial sectors, where he holds various Board and Advisory Board roles.
Julia R. Davenport
Julia Davenport has worked in numerous multi-national Financial Services and Information Technology organisations including Deloitte, AIG and Fidelity investments and is a graduate of Cornell University. She has had extensive experience in large scale programme management, service delivery and strategic organisational development. Her most recent role was as a senior leader in Fidelity Investments in Ireland managing an IT delivery organisation of 600 staff, development of their 250 person Business Operations group, and responsible for their Risk and Compliance function.
Julia is an advocate for STEM and was the sponsor of the Women’s Leadership group in Fidelity Ireland.
Dr. Owen Hensey
Owen is a Consultant Paediatrician, who qualified in University College Dublin. He recently retired from the Children’s University Hospital Temple Street, where he served as Chair of the Medical Board for 5 years. He is currently Medical Director of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC). He has 35 years’ experience in the areas of paediatric neurodisability and general paediatric medicine. Nationally Dr Hensey has been a member of several high level national advisory groups on disability policy including the National Rehabilitation Board, National Steering Committee for the Development of Progressing Disability Services (PDS), and Development Board of the new National Paediatric Hospital.
David qualified in Law from UCD in 1979 and subsequently practised as a solicitor. In 1986 he joined Fyffes plc where he spent 34 years in leadership roles becoming Managing Director in 1989, Chief Executive in 1995 and Executive Chairman in 2006. He retired from the company in 2020. David was Chairman of the Temple St Foundation until 2018.
Sinéad McSweeney leads both Twitter's Public Policy team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as serving as the Managing Director of Twitter's operations in Ireland.
Sinéad has been a key leader within the Twitter team since she joined the company in 2012. Prior to Twitter, Sinéad was Director of Communications for An Garda Síochána from 2007 to 2012 and before that was Director of Media and Public Relations for the Police Service of Northern Ireland between 2004 and 2007. From 1996 to 2004 Sinéad held a range of political advisory positions in the Irish government including roles as Special Adviser to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and, prior to that, at the Attorney General’s Office. A native of Midleton, she studied law at University College Cork and qualified as a barrister in 1993. She began her working life as a parliamentary transcriber in the Dail debates unit of the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Mark graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in Chemical Engineering and spent his early career in pharmaceutical manufacturing with U.S multinationals. Having graduated with an MBA from Erasmus University, Rotterdam he joined Centocor Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company, becoming European Finance Director.
Since returning to Ireland in the mid-1990s, Mark has held a variety of business leadership roles including CEO of the Mater Private Hospital, Chairman of EBS and Chairman of Sisk Healthcare Group. He is a director of The Fitzwilliam Hotel Group and a former director of Uniphar plc.
Mark has served on several civic society Boards, including the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, The Galway University Foundation, Common Purpose Ireland, the Mater Foundation, and the Dublin Neurological Institute.
Having graduated from University College Dublin with a BA in Economics and History, Terence joined KPMG Ireland in 1975 and was elected Managing Partner in 2006. Following his retirement from KPMG in 2013, Terence was appointed Chairman of Enterprise Ireland and Board Director of The Irish Times Limited. He is also a director of Hibernia REIT PLC, as well as serving on a number of Non-profit Boards and the Governing Authority of Dublin City University. Terence joined the board of Temple Street Foundation in April 2013. Terence is chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee of Children’s Health Foundation.
David qualified as a solicitor in 1998 working for Hayes Solicitors based in Dublin he is currently the Managing Partner and Head of its Commercial and Business Law department.
David advises on commercial issues for client in the media, retail, aviation, sports and motor sectors, amongst others.
David is chair of the Governance Committee of Children’s Health Foundation.