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The Foundation currently has 130 staff on a combination of full and part time contracts. The Foundation is focused on the delivery of care to the elderly and our staffing structure reflects that ethos. We have very few staff in our head office, the vast majority being on site, delivering care.

Sue Ryder Foundation Kilminchy Staff Photo

Our residents are supported by a proactive board and a support team. The team is focused on the residents comfort and security.

The Sue Ryder team has been divided in to three different sections, The Board, Residential and Retail.

The Board

The current board of management for the Sue Ryder Foundation Ireland consists of the following individuals:

President and Chairman:
Senator Charles Benedict Anthony Mc Donald

Founding member of the Sue Ryder Foundation Ireland.

KCSG, KM, KC*HS, PC. Pro Merito Europa 1979, Schuman Medal; European Parliament Medal; b: 11.06.1935; Parents : Martin Burton-McDonald and Catherine Delaney. M:1962, Elizabeth McWey; two s, one d. Educ: Dip Econ Sc, Dip Rural Sc UCD. Career: Member of the Council of State, 1981-82; Member of the Joint Committee of Congress (US) and the European Parliament; Member of the First delegation from the European Parliament to the United Nations, 1974-79; Managing Director, Sue Ryder Foundation of Ireland, 1979-82 and 1984-87; Deputy Speaker of the Senate. Political Career : Laois County Council Member, 1957-96 (Chairman 1969, 1979, 1976, 1977); elected to Seanad Eireann, 1961; Hon Sec to Fine Gael Parliament Party, 1969-73; TD for Laois-Offaly, 1973- 77; Member of European Parliament, 1973-79; Vice President of the European Parliament, 1973-75; President of the European Comm for Regional Policy and Transport, 1976; Member of the Consultative Assembly of ACP, Member of the European Parliament Turkey Association, Chairman European Parliament Committee on relations with India, 1974-79; Vice President of the Christian Democrat Group and founder member of the Europeans People’s Party, 1973-79; Cathaoirleach (Speaker) Senate, Member of Presidential Commission, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbanus, Vice President, Irish Council for Social Housing, 1982-83. Address: Larchfield, Ballyroan, Portlaois – 0578731245; 086-2481699

Vice Chairman: Bob Reid

Retired Managing Director and consultant to the fashion industry and retail sector. Bob oversees the continued expansion of the foundations work and development.

Company Secretary: Denis Matthews

A Managing Director and Property Consultant involved in the hospitality and property sector, Denis brings to the board advise and recommendations in the area of property acquisition and the development of new Sue Ryder Centres and Charity shops.

Frank Quilter

B.Agr.Sc. A Kerry Native and member of the board since its foundation Frank offers advise and guidance in the continuing growth of Sue Ryder Foundation Ireland.

Kilian Cleary

A former Civil Servant, Killian offers advise in the area of management for the Sue Ryder homes and Charity shops.

Simon McDonald

Barrister at Law serves on the board in an advisory role.

Dr. Nora Whelan

Ms. Ann Conway

Ms. Connie Hanniffy

Mr. Fonsie Mealy

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