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Alex Cooney, CEO

Alex is an experienced programme manager from the not-for-profit sector. She has managed large teams of staff both in Ireland and internationally. She has spent most of her career working in the international development sector with agencies such as UNDP in East Timor and CAFOD where she was responsible for the South East Asia programme. This work involved writing strategic plans, developing funding applications and engaging advocacy programmes to effect policy change. Alex has enjoyed living and working in South East Asia, the Caribbean and in Europe. 

Since her return to Ireland in 2012, she has worked for Move4Parkinsion’s Foundation Limited as a Programme Manager and she is co-founder and now CEO of CyberSafeIreland CLG since 2015.  Alex is currently completing a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Child Psychology