Board of Directors
Bernard has significant experience in the Multinational Technology sector holding senior roles in both the Finance and Human Resources functions.
Mark Brangam is an Associate Partner in EY’s (Ernst and Young) Risk Advisory Practice. Mark supports banking, leasing, insurance and corporate clients with enterprise risk management, corporate governance and regulatory best practice, internal audit and financial operations improvement. Mark, a native of Moira, County Down, trained as a Chartered Account following completion of an LLB from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In addition to his role on the Board, Mark will be joining the Audit and Risk Committee.
Corporate Relations Director at Diageo Ireland and has previously held roles in the Department of the Environment and The Irish Times.
Tom Dunne is a chartered surveyor and is Head of the School of Surveying & Construction Management, DIT Bolton Street, where he has lectured since the 1980s. He is currently honorary editor of the Surveyors Journal the professional publication of the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland. Originally having lectured in property valuation, his current research interests now include property taxation and housing. In recent years he was chairman of the Irish Property and Facility Managers Association and was a Member of the Governing Council of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. From 2004 until 2009 he was Chair of the then Private Residential Tenancies Board. In 1999 Tom chaired the Government’s Commission on the Private Rented Residential Sector. Prior to working in DIT, Tom worked for ten years in private practice as a surveyor.
Christine Heffernan is Director of Corporate Affairs at Tesco Ireland and has previously held senior positions within Bord Gais, Vodafone and Prudential plc. Christine joined the Board in December 2012.
President of Chartered Institute of Housing for the UK and Hong Kong 2010-2011. Professor of Housing at the School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster. Visiting Professor in Real Estate at Spiru Haret University, Bucharest.
Primary school teacher. Member of Threshold's Galway fundraising committee.
Involved in sporting and voluntary sector. Member of Threshold's Galway fundraising committee.