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Our board

Our Board is made of up of passionate people who are experts in a range of relevant fields, including law, accounting and organisational management. Together, they help to ensure the good governance of CyberSafeIreland. You can see the bio for each trustee and the date they joined below.

Chairperson

Avril Ronan (Chair)

Joined our board in September 2015.  Avril is Head of Internet Safety for Trend Micro, Ireland. As a pro-technology parent, she is best known for rolling ...

Board members

Derval Blehein

Joined our board in November 2016.  Derval is a seasoned HR professional with a reputation for delivery across a variety of HR disciplines and in a variet ...

Jo Carthy

Joined our board in September 2015. Professor Joe Carthy was appointed Dean of Science in UCD in 2011. He has a strong record in winning funding for resea ...

Fiona Conway

Joined our board in March 2016.  Fiona is a qualified accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accounting, with over fifteen years’ experience workin ...

John Fitzsimons

Joined our board in March 2016.  John Fitzsimons is the founder and Managing Director of Fifth Story, who help businesses connect and develop their true s ...

Ursula McMahon

Joined our board in September 2015.  Ursula is a Professional Support Lawyer in the Corporate department at Matheson. She was previously a partner in Lema ...

Brian O’Neill

Joined our board in September 2015.  Brian O’Neill is Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation Services and Dean of the Graduate Research School at ...

Mick Moran

Joined our board in October 2018.  Mick Moran is a member of An Garda Síochána who formerly worked as Assistant Director in charge of the Vulnerable Commu ...

Special Advisor to the Board

Mona O’Moore

Mona O’Moore is Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin and Adjunct Professor to the School of Education Studies at DCU. She is the Founding Director of ...