ELI Advisory Committees

NCI takes full responsibility for the financial, management, contractual, reporting and governance requirements of ELI. It has proactively embraced the highest standards of corporate governance including the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising, Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, Child Safeguarding Statement, GDPR and The Governance Code.  The generous commitment of Leonard Moloney, Chairperson of NCI’s Governing Body; Gina Quin, President of NCI; and other members of NCI’s Governing Body and Executive Board has been critical to the success of ELI in improving outcomes for children and young people in the area.

NCI Governance and Reports

ELI is a discreet centre within NCI with its own dedicated staff and Advisory Committees.  The leadership and expertise shown by Frank Ryan, Chairperson of the ELI Advisory Committee and ABC Steering Group; Dan O’Connor, Chairperson of the ELI Development Committee; Alan Barrett, Chairperson of ELI Research Committee and the other members of the ELI Advisory Committee, ABC Steering Group, Research and Development Committees has been invaluable in the development of ELI.  We thank them for their continued advice, guidance and support. More information is available in ELI’s End of Year Report 

ELI End of Year Report 2019-2020


ELI’s Advisory Committee as of June 2020 is set out below:
  • Chairperson – Frank Ryan - Chairman IDA
  • Gina Quin, President NCI
  • Fr. Kevin O'Higgins S.J. – NCI Governing Body
  • Sheila Nunan, NCI Governing Body 
  • Joe O’Reilly
  • Sean Reilly
  • Dan O'Connor – Chair of ELI's Development Committee
  • Jenny Bernard
  • Professor Alan Barrett, Chair of ELI’s Research Committee
  • Mary Doyle
 ABC Steering Group as of June 2020 is set out below: 

  • Chairperson – Frank Ryan, Chairperson ELI Advisory Committee
  • Donnchadh Ó Madagáin, NCI Finance Director 
  • Dan O'Connor, Chair of ELI’s Development Committee
  • Mark Shinnick, Principal
  • Niall Heneghan, Principal
  • John Peelo, Tusla Northside Representative
  • Denise Hevey, Early Years Representative
  • Dr. Josephine Bleach, ELI Director
  • Lorraine Doherty, Tusla Southside Representative  
  • Angela Nolan, Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing. PHN Representative.  
  • Alison McCormack, Community Representative 
  • Dara Terry, Voluntary Sector Representative  
  • Lana Cummins, ELI Assistant Director 
ELI Development Committee as of June 2020 is set out below: 

  • Chairman –  Mr. Dan O’Connor -  Non Executive Director Glanbia
  • Mr. Sean Reilly –  Executive Chairman Alcove Properties
  • Tadgh Young – COO & Senior VP State Street International (Ireland) Ltd
  • Declan Quilligan – Managing Director Citco Fund Services (Ireland) Ltd.
  • Michael Hartwell –  Partner, Deloitte
  • Gina Quin – President NCI
  • Dr. Josephine Bleach, Director Early Learning Initiative
  • Mary Anne Stokes - ELI Development and Volunteering Officer
ELI Research Committee as of June 2020 is set out below:
  • Chairperson: Professor Alan Barrett
  • Dan O’Connor, Chair of ELI Development Committee
  • Mary Doyle, ELI Advisory Committee
  • Grainne Kent, ELI Researcher
  • Josephine Bleach, Director of ELI