Pat has been with the organisation since March 2014 bringing significant management and leadership capabilities. He joined as head of the Finance function, adding responsibility for Property in 2016. Prior to joining Focus Ireland, Pat held a number of senior Finance and Operations roles in companies such as Nortel and Boston Scientific. He is a Chartered Accountant by training, past president of Galway Lions Club, and proud coach of Barna Gaelic football club.
I am delighted to make the announcement and I know that you will support him in leading Focus over the next years and continue the excellent work that is being done by Focus Ireland staff.
The Board also extends its appreciation to Ashley for leading the organisation over the last three years. It has been a challenging time with the continuing growth of homelessness and Ashley is leaving the organisation well positioned to continue addressing the blight of homelessness.