TASC Board


mike_2015_1 Mike Jennings

Board Chair

Mike Jennings was General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) from 2007 to 2017. He is also a former member of the Executive Council of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. (Appointed 01.12.2018)


Proinsias De Rossa Proinsias De Rossa

Board Member

Proinsias De Rossa was elected Chair of TASC's Board in 2012. Formerly, MEP for Dublin (1989-1992, 1999-2012), Member of the Dáil (1982-2002) and Minister for Social Welfare (1994-1997) when he introduced the first ever National Anti-Poverty Strategy in Ireland. Proinsias is also a member of the IIEA and the European Movement. (Appointed 03.04.2013)


Brian Caulfield.JPG Brian Caulfield

Board Member

Brian Caulfield, VC investor on sabbatical and venture partner in Draper Esprit, he is chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCAC). A serial technology entrepreneur who turned to venture capital, Brian previously founded software companies Exceptis Technologies which was acquired by Trintech Group and Similarity Systems that was acquired by Informatica. (Appointed 10.05.2021)


Elaine Stephen 1 Elaine Stephen

Board Member

Elaine Stephen was a Corporate Responsibility Adviser with Business in the Community Ireland from 2007 to 2019. Prior to that she had a career in IT in the public and private sector. She was Director of IBM's Dublin Software Lab and was on the board of F.I.T. for several years. (Appointed 01.04.2020)


paul-sweeney Paul Sweeney

Board Member

Paul Sweeney, former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, was President of the Statistical and Social Enquiry Society of Ireland, a member of the National Competitiveness Council of Ireland, the National Statistics Board, the ESB, TUAC (at OECD) and other bodies. He has written books on the Irish economy and on public enterprise, including The Celtic Tiger; Ireland’s Economic Miracle Explained and Selling Out: Privatisation in Ireland, chapters in other books and many articles on economics. (Appointed 15.11.2018)


Screen Shot 2018-06-12 at 11.40.16 AM Orla O'Connor

Board Member

Orla O'Connor is Director of National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI), the leading national women’s membership organisation in Ireland, with over 190-member groups and currently Co-Director of Together For Yes, the national Civil Society Campaign to remove the 8th Amendment. Orla holds an MA in European Social Policy, and after starting out in local community-based projects, has worked in senior management in non-governmental organisations for over 25 years. (Appointed 08.08.2018)


Collins, Micheal Micheál Collins

Board Member

Micheál Collins is Assistant Professor of Social Policy at School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, at University College Dublin. He was previously a Senior Economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI), as well as a member of the Commission on Taxation (2008-2009) and the Government's Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare (2011-2014). (Appointed 28.08.2018)


Capture TASC pic Bríd Nolan

Board Member

Recently invited to join its Board, Bríd Nolan has been associated with TASC since its inception. She is a former EU official of some 30 years experience. She has been a member of the Board of Beaumont Hospital and its Research Ethics Committee, and as well as  a member and sometime chair of the Research Ethics Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons. (Appointed 01.05.2018)

 


Michelle_OSullivan Michelle O'Sullivan

Board Member

Michelle O'Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Limerick Kemmy Business School. Her expertise is primarily on precarious work with particular attention on wage setting and public policy in low wage jobs. She has been an invited speaker at numerous seminars and conferences including the James Connolly Memorial Seminar, the Griffith College Employment Law Forum and at TASC. She is also co-editor of the Irish Journal of Management a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Industrial Relations. (Appointed 04.07.2018)


donald-storrie Donald Storrie

Board Member

Donald Storrie is Chief Researcher at the Dublin based EU Agency Eurofound, with coordination responsibility for research. Before joining Eurofound in 2005 he worked primarily in academia on a wide range of issues related to the labour market. His publications include research on employment contracts, migration, health and active labour market and European employment policy. He was previously Director of the Centre for European Labour Market Studies and Research Policy Officer at the Ministry of Employment (both in Sweden). He has a BSc in Mathematics, a PhD in Economics and is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Gothenburg. (Appointed 28.06.2018)


Saunders Joe Saunders

Board Member

Joe Saunders is Manager at the Irish Local Development Network. He holds 35 years of experience in the community sector in roles as diverse as frontline worker, animator, advocate, trainer, researcher, consultant and manager. (Appointed 22.05.2018)


Y O'Call.PNG Yvonne O'Callaghan

Board Member

Yvonne is an industrial organiser at the SIPTU trade union and an advocate in SIPTU's Workers Rights Centre. She brings more than 15 years of experience in working on workers' rights and corporate social responsibility issues to the board. She will receive an MA in Comparative Social Change from Trinity College Dublin in 2019. (Appointed 27.03.2018)


Ciaran O'Mara Ciaran O'Mara

Board Member

Ciaran O'Mara is a well regarded employment and equality lawyer being involved in many major cases to Supreme Court and CJEU level throughout his career. He has written extensively on the European aspects of employment and equality law.He has also served as Programme Manager to the Minister for Finance in the 1990s. Ciaran is also a member of the IIEA. (Appointed 01.04.2021)


Keletso Malepe Pic Keletso Malepe

Board Member

Keletso Malepe is a co-founder and a national chapter coordinator for the South African Youth Biodiversity Network. She is a former environmental researcher at University College Dublin and is currently working as part of a sustainability team and involved in ESG sustainability reporting and governance. She holds a first-Class MSc degree in Environmental Resource Management from University College Dublin and an Honours Degree in Geology from University of the Witwatersrand. She has extensive experience in environmental research, Biodiversity policy advocacy, community-based conservation work, climate actions and GIS and Remote Sensing. (Appointed 31.05.2021)

TASC Board

  • Mike Jennings
  • Proinsias De Rossa
  • Brian Caulfield
  • Elaine Stephen
  • Paul Sweeney
  • Orla O'Connor
  • Micheál Collins
  • Bríd Nolan
  • Michelle O'Sullivan
  • Donald Storrie
  • Joe Saunders
  • Yvonne O'Callaghan
  • Ciaran O'Mara
  • Keletso Malepe

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