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CEO & Management

Pat Doyle Chief Executive Officer

Pat Doyle Chief Executive Officer of Peter McVerry TrustPat Doyle was appointed CEO of Peter McVerry Trust in late 2005. His role is to lead on the strategic direction of Peter McVerry Trust agreed with the Board of Directors, and to oversee and manage all aspects of operation within PMVT.
For the last 27 years, Pat has worked in the area of social inclusion, managing a range of initiatives, projects and organisations that work with marginalised young people at risk of homelessness, addiction and those within residential care settings and criminal justice institutions. This experience continues to underpin his work to promote inclusion and to open doors for homeless people within Peter McVerry Trust.
In December 2011, Pat was appointed by Government to the Board of the Irish Court Service and was reappointed in December 2014. Pat is also a member of the Courts Service Audit Committee and their tender committee. Pat is a member of the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive’s (DRHE) Consultative Forum, and the Inter-Agency Advisory Group (IAG), which is overseeing the reconfiguration and strategic direction of homeless services in Dublin. In addition, he is a non-executive Director of the Dublin Housing First Demonstration Project Ltd.

Pat has been elected to the Dublin Housing Special Policy Committee for Dublin City Council.  He was also elected to the board of the Irish Council for Social Housing (Tier 2) in 2015, on which he is also currently a director.

In 2015, he was elected chair of the South Western Regional South Western Drug & Alcohol Task Force, based in Kildare. Pat currently chairs the Multi Agency Working Group on Sex Offenders (MAG) and the DRHE’s Rent Supplement Initiative. Pat is also a member of the Kildare based Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and a member of the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) in Kildare.  Pat formerly chaired the Dublin Homeless Voluntary Network (2010-2012). In 2016 Pat was appointed to the Housing SPC on Kildare County Council.

Pat holds non-executive directorships in the following organisations; Balcurris Boys Home Ltd., Belvedere Social Services Ltd., Tabor House Society Ltd. and Streetline Ltd. These organisations all provide residential care to children in the care system.

Brian Friel National Director of Services

Brian was appointed National Director of Services in May 2015 having been Head of Services since 2008. Brian is responsible for delivering, through and with frontline managers, the best possible service to the individual.  Central to this role is working closely with the CEO to ensure the implementation of PMVT strategy in service provision in line with the ethos and values of the organisation.  He has degrees in Philosophy and Psychology and 15 years experience of working in the Community and Voluntary sector.

Anne-Marie Connolly Director of Fundraising

Anne-Marie was appointed Director of Fundraising in May 2015, having previously been Head of Fundraising and Communications. She joined PMVT in 2006 to develop the first fundraising and communications strategies for the organisation and to significantly increase income levels through voluntary donations and fundraising activities. In June 2015, Anne-Marie completed the Law Society of Ireland’s Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance. Before joining PMVT, she formerly worked in fundraising and public relations in Northern Ireland and has a degree from UCD in Social Science and a Masters in Communications, Advertising and Public Relations from UUJ.

Sinéad Creane Director of Human Resources

Sinéad was appointed Head of Employee Relations in March 2012 and subsequently became Director of HR in June 2015. She has previously worked with Peter McVerry Trust as a consultant, providing support on a variety of Human Resource and Employee Relations matters. She has over 15 years experience in the area of HR, of which some 10 were gained in the private sector and the remainder working as a consultant with organisations in the voluntary sector.  She has a degree in Business Studies, a Masters in Human Resource Strategies and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.