We have an extraordinary team that work together with one common goal - to save lives! Volunteers, staff and crew members come together each day to ensure that this organisation can truly achieve great things and positively impact the lives of people across Ireland. We also have a reputable group of board members that contribute positively to the growth of this organisation. The sectoral knowledge, skills, leadership and expertise that each of these individuals bring will ensure that we will continue to grow as an agile, effective, well governed organisation.

Mícheál Sheridan

CEO
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Mícheál has worked in the not-for-profit sector in Ireland for 24 years, most recently as CEO of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation, a position he held for thirteen years. The Cavan man is a board member of Charities Institute Ireland and is a former Chairperson of Fundraising Ireland. He has an MSc in Business and Leadership from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. He is married to Claire and a dad to four boys. 

 

There have also been a number of appointments to the Board at the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

John Finnegan

Board Member
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John has worked for the HSE for the last 5 years as a Staff Nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
in CUH. He undertakes prehospital care work as a volunteer with Order of Malta Ireland. He also works
with the Centre of Emergency Medical Science in UCD as a Tutor on their Immediate Care courses
which are designed to provide General Practitioners with he knowledge and skills to provide
emergency care for the Ill and injured in the community setting

Peter Osborne

Board Member
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After leaving college Peter completed a 12-year engagement with the Royal Air Force conducting global criminal investigations and intelligence operations in conjunction with Scotland Yard and foreign police authorities. He then spent 15 years in the British diplomatic service in western, eastern, and communist theatres.  Peter then returned home to take up the role of National Security Adviser to the British Government on heritage issues, setting government indemnity standards, whilst visiting and advising government authorities around the world.  Peter joined Irish Community Air Ambulance as a volunteer in 2014.

Colm Eustace

Board Member
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Former CEO of Glanbia Agribusiness, Colm joined the company in 1985, held numerous senior management positions and was CEO from 2005 until 2018. He is a non-executive director with several agriculture and transport-related organisations in Cork, Waterford and Kilkenny. He holds a Degree in Agricultural Economics from UCD, a Masters in Business Administration from DCU and a Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Sharon Looney

Board Member
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Sharon is a C-Level HR Strategist with extensive experience in large-scale organisational transformation. Specialising in leadership development and cultural innovation, Sharon is a globally recognised thought leader and influencer in the HR space. Her work influences have spanned 21 countries across multiple industries, multiple cultures and multiple geographie. Her recognition as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of The Year at the World HRD Congress 2019, endorses Sharon’s expertise in strategic and operational HR Leadership. Sharon holds an MSc Degree in Strategic Human Resources Leadership from Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Kieran McGeary

Board Member
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Kieran McGeary is CEO of Cork’s 96FM and C103 one of Ireland’s biggest and most successful local radio operations.    A journalist by background, he worked for BBC and commercial radio in the U.K. before launching Beat 102 103 in the South East in 2003.  Kieran has previously sat on the boards of a number of not for profit organisations.  He lives in Waterford City with his wife and their three children.

Tim Shattock

Board Member
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35 years in the aviation industry  more than 20, at senior  CEO/MD/board level. Currently an active independent aviation consultant.

MBA DCU Dublin.

20 years with Irish based Parc Aviation (former Aer Lingus subsidiary,) and 12 years as the CEO. Part of the senior team that bought the company in an MBO from Aer Lingus in 1995.

2 years in Bahrain as CEO establishing Gulf Aviation Academy.

4 years as Managing Director with Babcock Mission Critical Services based in Cheltenham, UK operating 30+ specialist helicopters across  the UK and Ireland,  primarily on HEMS operations.

Married to Adrienne with 2 grown up children and an experienced private pilot of old vintage aircraft.

Dr Lisa Cunningham

Board Member
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Dr Cunningham is an emergency doctor who specialises in pre-hospital emergency medicine. The Mayo native is a HEMS Doctor with Essex & Herts Air Ambulance in the UK. She qualified as a doctor from UCD in 2010 and is nearing the end of a five-year advanced training scheme to become a Consultant in Emergency Medicine. She has been appointed team doctor with the Mayo Ladies Footballers, is a fluent Irish speaker and is married with three children.

Pat Sheedy

Aviation Advisory Committee
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Pat Sheedy is President and CEO of Milestone Aviation Group, the world’s largest Helicopter Lessor. Having previously led the underwriting and portfolio management function at Milestone Aviation and having had overall risk responsibility for GE Engine Leasing and GECAS’ cargo business, Pat has 20 years of international financial services experience. He trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in Ireland, where he spent four years in a number of roles including In Audit and Assurance, Corporate Finance and Corporate Recovery, prior to joining GE in 2004.

Prior to joining Milestone, Pat spent the majority of his GE career working in Aviation Risk Management with a particular focus on Emerging Markets, holding a number of senior risk positions including Managing Director for Portfolio and Underwriting and Senior Vice President and Regional Risk Manager for GECAS in Dubai, covering the Middle East, Africa and Russia.

Donal McCarthy

Governance Committee
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A highly accomplished C-level professional with an outstanding record of
achievement within the Agri / Food sector, with close to twenty years of that
experience within the Irish Dairy Sector. Conversant with creating
collaborative partnerships between the academic community and industry
and the use of research to inspire innovation and bring about change.

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