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AOTI Board of Directors, Management Team and Staff

The AOTI has a number of key structures in order to carry out its functions including a Board of Directors, a Management Team, Staff, Sub-Committees, Advisory Groups and Delegates/Reps.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are the governors of AOTI and have legal accountability and responsibility for the Association. The members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Mary McGrath - Chairperson
  • Patricia Regan - Company Secretary
  • Anne Hughes-Kazibwe - Finance Director
  • Andrew Semple
  • Phil Dunne
  • Catriona Sweeney

The Board of Directors has responsibility for the following areas of the Association: organisational purpose and strategy; Board membership and organisational governance; compliance and reporting; finance; employment; policy; and awards 


Management Team

The AOTI Board of Directors delegate responsibility for the day to day running of the Association to the Management Team. The team is comprised of ten elected members and is led by Odhrán Allen, AOTI Chief Strategy Officer. Occasionally additional members may be co-opted onto the Management Team as the need arises. Service on the Management Team is on a voluntary basis for elected members. The current members of AOTI Management Team are:

  • Odhrán Allen
  • Joan Elliott 
  • Genevieve O’Halloran
  • Susan Madigan
  • Kara McLoughlin
  • Rachel Dunne
  • Sophie Janik
  • Mairead Dempsey
  • Carol Reynolds
  • Naomi Algeo
  • Aoife Hargadon
  • Norma Foley
  • Leigh Surgeon (on maternity leave)
  • Andreya Ellis (on maternity leave)



AOTI currently has four staff:

  • Odhrán Allen – Chief Strategy Officer
  • Veronica McKenna – Membership Secretary
  • Orla Foster – Director of Professional Development
  • Gráinne Wall – CPD Administrator  

Our staff assist the Board, Management Team, Committees, Advisory Groups, delegates/representatives and members in achieving the mission of the Association and manage day-to-day operations. The positions of Chief Strategy Officer and Membership Secretary are funded primarily through membership subscriptions and the Director of Professional Development and CPD Administrator roles are funded through an annual grant from the HSE. 

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