Our Leadership

Board Members

Eugene McCague, Chair

Eugene, a board member of ASI since 2018, is a very experienced and widely respected lawyer who retired as a partner with Arthur Cox in 2017 having worked with the firm for more than 30 years, including four years as Managing Partner and seven years as Chair.

He has extensive governance experience, having advised many boards of public, private, and state companies. He has also served as a director of companies in the private, voluntary and state sectors – including seven years on the board of the HSE.

Peter Gray

Peter has deep corporate governance and finance expertise and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Chartered Governance Institute. He is currently the Company Secretary for Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland.

Prior to that he held a number of governance, finance and business management roles in Bank of Ireland Group and New Ireland Assurance. He has also worked for Deloitte in both London and Dublin. He has seen how first-hand the impact of dementia within his family.

Noel Heeney

A self-employed shop owner, Noel has been active in local community affairs for many years during which time he has served on the board of Duleek Credit Union; is current chair of Duleek Development Association and Chairman of a local pre-school group.

He is a founding member and current President of Duleek AFC. He was a member of the board of directors of Drogheda United AFC from 2009 to 2013.

Noel joined the fundraising committee of ASI’s South Louth Branch in 2015 and, after quickly making a positive impact; he was asked to take on the role of Chair, a role he currently holds.

Donal Malone

Donal is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, and father of three.  Donal brings a wealth of management experience as a former management accountant with Seafield Fabrics Ltd in Dublin and Group Chief Accountant with Burlington Industries. He served as Finance Director at InPower Europe Ltd in Limerick before setting up his own consultancy firm, offering accounting services to small enterprises.

Donal’s wife Gabrielle is Secretary to the Limerick Branch of The ASI for the past number of years and, as a result Donal has been involved in various fund raising activities for the local branch.

Donal was an active member of the local accountancy group in the Mid-West from 1980 to 2005 and held various positions over that period including President, Secretary and Treasurer. During that period he was also a member of the Republic of Ireland Division Board and represented CIMA on the Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies in Ireland (CCABI) for a period.

Niamh Marshall

An audit and advisory chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience, Niamh is a partner with the financial services division of KPMG.

Niamh has been the head of KPMG Banking division for a number of years having previously worked in Corporate Finance, Transaction Services and the IT divisions within KPMG. She has led the audit relationship for a number of large PLC clients and worked with the public sector including a two year secondment as financial adviser to the Secretary General of the then Department of Transport Energy and Communications.

Niamh has been a member of the Board of KPMG Ireland. She has also previously been a director with the Institute of Advanced Studies, Unicef and Connect Ethiopia.

Kieran McGowan

Kieran is a Director of Malin Plc and a member of the President’s Advisory Group in UCD.

He is a former CEO of IDA Ireland and former Chairman of CRH Plc.

He has served on a wide range of boards of Irish and international companies and has been Chairman of the Governing Authority of UCD and Chairman and President of the Irish Management Institute (IMI).

Patricia Mc Parland

Dr. Patricia Mc Parland works as a consultant in the field of dementia, is a regular speaker and also delivers seminars and training programmes.  Her research interests include theoretical approaches to dementia, public understandings and responses to dementia, and everyday ethics.  She has co- written a number of dementia related education programmes, including a pan-European Masters.

Patricia has personal experience of dementia as her mother lived with Alzheimer’s disease for almost 20 years before her death in 2012, and she is passionate about using her experiential and academic knowledge to improve the lives of those affected by this condition.   Currently Patricia is working on a number of projects with Dublin City University and the Institute of Public Health in Ireland.  She also runs a Positive Living Network and a coaching and counselling business in Newry.

James Nevin

James is a retired teacher of agricultural engineering and has been involved in the community and voluntary sector for more three decades and served as Safety Officer at Ballyhaise College.

James also served as Chairperson of the Professional Agricultural Officers Association branch of Impact for five years.

James served as Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer of Ballyhaise Development Association and led the building of the local community centre there. James is also Treasurer of the Cavan branch of  the ASI.

Tom Noonan

Tom, a native of Limerick, has resided in Dublin for many years. Over the course of his career with the AIB Group, he held executive positions in lending and branch banking.

Tom is a Fellow of The institute Of Bankers in Ireland and he holds an Msc Mgt. from TCD/IMI.

He joined the Board of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland in March 2014.

Ann Twomey

Ann, a former Carer for her late husband, was Co-Founder of the K-CoRD project (Kinsale Community Response to Dementia) one of 4 Pilot Sites in the Genio Dementia Programme 2012-2015 and funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Ann represented K-CoRD a partner in COLLAGE (Collaboration on Ageing) Ireland’s 3 Star Reference Site in The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP AHA) in Brussels.

Ann is a member of the Advocates Advisory Board of the Dementia-Neurodegeneration Network Ireland (DNNI) at the Mercer Institute, St James Hospital.

Ann is a member of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN).

Cathy Reynolds

Over the course of her career, Cathy held many key managerial positions and went on to hone her skills in communications and PR serving as a Director of Kennedy PR. Cathy left the work place in 2007 to raise a family but returned for a time to work on some specific Public Relations and Marketing projects.

Cathy holds a BA in Economic and Politics and a Masters in Business Studies (MBS) from University College Dublin (UCD).

Cathy has a personal interest in dementia, borne out of her own experiences in caring for loved ones in her own family. Cathy joined The Alzheimer’s Society Advocacy & Public Affairs Committee in 2018.

Cathy is married and mother to 3 children.

ASI’s Code of Conduct for Directors is available to read here

Chief Executive

Pat McLoughlin worked as a management consultant prior to becoming Chief Executive of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. He served on the management teams of four health boards and was Chief Executive of the South Eastern Health Board and Eastern Health Board.

He served as the first National Director of the National Hospitals office and Deputy CEO of the HSE.

He was Chief Executive of the Irish Payment Services Organisation until the introduction of European Payments Formats. He has assisted Government, on a pro bono basis,  in reviews of public expenditure, local government, childcare, health insurance and the Dept of Justice. He has served as Chairman and a member of a number of voluntary organisations.

He holds a B.A. and an L.L.B.from N.U.I.Galway and an M.B.A. from Strathclyde Business School.

Board and sub committees, CEO

CEO: Pat McLoughlin

Company Secretary: Samantha Taylor

Audit & Risk  Committee:Niamh Marshall (Chair); Donal Malone (Director); Peter Gray (Director); Fiona Lawlor (Non Director Member)

Governance & Nomination Committee: Eugene McCague (Chair); Tom Noonan (Director), Kieran McGowan (Director).

Remuneration Committee: Tom Noonan (Chair), Eugene McCague (Director); Kieran McGowan (Director).

Quality Assurance & Safety Committee: James Nevin (Chair); Mark Morgan-Brown; Joyce Power

Advocacy & Public Affairs Committee: Kieran McGowan (Chair); Judy Williams; Dr Sabina Brennan; Cathy Reynolds; Ann Twomey (Director)

Fundraising Advisory Committee: Tom Noonan (Chair); Noel Heeney (Director), Pat Keogh; Ken Mahony; Joanna Fitzpatrick; Laura Murphy

Patron: President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins

Branch Network

The Branch Network is an integral part of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

There are branches operating throughout the country providing information and support at a local level to people affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Our Branches operate with the dedication and commitment of The Alzheimer Society volunteers, if you would like to volunteer in your area, don’t hesitate to contact the branch nearest to you from the list below.

More info on our Branch Network here

Adare Branch Office

The Chairperson
C/O Adare Day Care Centre, Rathkeal Road, Adare, Co. Limerick

Cavan Branch Office

Farnham Road, Cavan, Co Cavan
Carol Beattie, Chairperson or Claire Finaly, Vice Chairperson

Clare Branch Office

The Chairperson
C/O Ennis Home Care Service, Cuan an Chlair, Cahercalla, Ennis, Co.Clare
065 686 8621

Cork Branch Office

The Chairperson
C/O Bessboro Day Care Centre, Blackrock, Co. Cork.
Deirdre Healy, Chairperson

Drogheda Branch Office

The Chairperson, Tredagh Lodge Day Care Centre, Order of Malta Services Unit, Donore Road Industrial Estate, Drogheda Co Louth.

Kildare Branch Office

Marie Conlon, Chair of Kildare branch

Limerick Branch Office

The Chairperson
C/O Day Care Centre, Kilmurray Court, Garryowen, Co. Limerick

Longford Branch Office

The Chairperson
No 2 Earl Street, Co. Longford
Josephine Canning

Meath Branch Office

The Chairperson
C/O Navan Day Care Centre, 6 Liscarton Villas, Kells Road, Navan, Co Meath

Monaghan Branch Office

C/O Monaghan Day Care Centre, Threemile House, Co. Monaghan, Contact: Mae Murphy
047 575 08

North Louth Branch Office

The Chairperson
C/O “The Birches” Day Care Centre, Priorland Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

North Tipperary Branch Office

The Chairperson
C/O Alzheimer Society of Ireland, 3A Ormond Court, Summerhill, Nenagh, Tipperary
067 412 78

Sligo Branch Office

The Chairperson
C/O Aughamore Day Care Centre, Aughamore Business Park, Carraroe, Co Sligo

South Dublin Branch Office

Eilis Walsh, The Chairperson
C/O The Orchard Day Care, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
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