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Our Board

Our Board is made of up of passionate people who are experts in a range of relevant fields, including law, accounting and organisational management. Together, they help to ensure the good governance of CyberSafeIreland. You can see the bio for each trustee and the date they joined us below.

Chairperson

Avril Ronan (Chair)

Joined our board in September 2015.  Avril is Head of Internet Safety for Trend Micro, Ireland. As a pro-technology parent, she is best known for rolling ...

Board members

Derval Blehein

Joined our board in November 2016.  Derval is a seasoned HR professional with a reputation for delivery across a variety of HR disciplines and in a variet ...

Jo Carthy

Joined our board in September 2015. Professor Joe Carthy was appointed Dean of Science in UCD in 2011. He has a strong record in winning funding for resea ...

John Fitzsimons

Joined our board in March 2016.  John Fitzsimons is the founder and Managing Director of Fifth Story, who help businesses connect and develop their true s ...

Geraldine Cashman

Joined our board in May 2020.  Geraldine is a qualified accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.  She has over 18 years ...

Mick Moran

Joined our board in October 2018.  Mick Moran is a member of An Garda Síochána who formerly worked as Assistant Director in charge of the Vulnerable Commu ...

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Former Dún Laoghaire Fine Gael TD, Mary Mitchell O'Connor was Minister of State for Higher Education from 2017-2020. Previously Mary was Minister for Jobs, ...

Special Advisor to the Board

Mona O’Moore

Mona O’Moore is Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin and Adjunct Professor to the School of Education Studies at DCU. She is the Founding Director of ...

Brian O'Neill

Joined our board in September 2015. Moved to advisory role April 2020. Brian O’Neill is Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation Services and Dean ...

Fiona Conway

Joined our board in March 2016. Moved to advisory role in April 2020. Fiona is a qualified accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accounting, with ...