Our dedicated team is committed to providing excellent support to Ireland’s social entrepreneurs

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Griffiths

As CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Tim is responsible for the overall leadership and vision of the organisation. He provides the strategic direction to ensure SEI delivers on our mission to find people with solutions to social problems and support them on every step of their journey.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys watching sports, hiking in the Dublin mountains, and baking bread.

Maggie Hyland
Director of Operations

Maggie Hyland

As Director of Operations at Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Maggie leads our governance, finance, HR and digital systems. She brings senior leadership experience in the hospitality industry and more recently in Corporate Services in the charities sector. Her focus is on embedding a strong governance structure across the organisation to support the strategic vision of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

Outside of work, Maggie enjoys cooking and travelling with her family and loves upcycling old furniture.

Director of Impact

Sara Dennedy

Sara leads the SEI Impact team. She has worked in Government, the not for profit and commercial sectors, with a focus on fund and programme management, strategy, coaching and facilitation. In SEI, she oversees the design and direction of how SEI finds and supports the highest potential social entrepreneurs, ensuring they receive the best quality supports to grow their impact.

Sara enjoys traditional and folk singing, walking in the Cooley mountains, and (very basic!) knitting.

Director of Communications

Louise Archbold

Louise leads SEI’s Communications team. She has a muti-disciplinary background in PR, education and politics, and at SEI is responsible for developing and driving our communications strategy across all platforms and mediums. Louise is passionate about sharing and amplifying the stories of SEI and our alumni. In her spare time, Louise enjoys, baking elaborate cakes, cheering on her favourite sports teams and volunteering in her community.
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Tara Wilson

Tara is a people and organisational development professional who is happy to be on the collective adventure of social change. Her last chapter was focused on education, both as founder of an independent school and as chairperson of an educational charity. Tara is now leading the Impact Team within SEI, who work with our community of social entrepreneurs from idea to scaling, and every stage in-between. She oversees the design and direction of how SEI finds and supports the highest potential social entrepreneurs, ensuring they receive the best quality supports to grow their impact.

Outside work Tara loves spending time with her family and friends, sea swimming, yoga and lots of other things too.

Senior Programme Manager

Sophie Ainscough

Sophie has worked in the social sector since 2014 and has experience of working in both the charity and social enterprise space. She joined SEI in 2020 as Community Manager, began managing our Impact Programme in 2021 and has recently taken on the role of Programme Manager for the Changing Ireland Accelerator. Sophie’s favourite part of the job is working with passionate people and organisations and supporting them to achieve their goals. Outside of work, Sophie loves exploring new places (at home and abroad), singing and spending time with friends and loved ones (which of course includes her dog, Cooper!)
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Programme Manager

Jo Sachs Eldridge

As Programme Manager on SEI’s Impact team, Jo brings her passion for positive social change, project management skills and powerful questions to the role. Jo leads SEI's Impact Programme, and is responsible for supporting high potential social entrepreneurs to increase their scale, impact and sustainability while focusing on their personal resilience.

Outside of work, Jo can be found playing with her daughter in Leitrim, advocating for cycling, pulling weeds at community meitheals and writing.

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Programme Manager

Éabha Harper-McKeever

Having worked and volunteered in the social sector since 2017, Éabha has experience of working closely with communities and people from many different backgrounds. Éabha leads on the early-stage programmes at SEI, supporting social entrepreneurs in building their social businesses. Éabha is really passionate about the arts so loves spending her time singing in choirs, taking photographs and discussing films and books!
Digital Transformation Manager

Bruno Marcorio

Bruno leads the engagement and roll-out of the SEI community programme, from the selection process for SEI programmes to the different events throughout the year. Bruno's aim is to provide supports that effectively leverage the skills and knowledge of SEI’s community to help social entrepreneurs increase their impact.

Outside of work, Bruno loves movies, dancing and travelling to new and different places.

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Philanthropy Manager

Mary Anne Stokes

Mary Anne links in with the many generous individuals in Ireland and abroad who support SEI’s vision. She has worked in fundraising and philanthropy for over a decade, mainly in the fields of overseas development and education. She believes in networking, joining the dots and introducing people to SEI’s mission.
Mary Anne enjoys looking for hidden gems in charity shops and is a life-long Eurovision fan who has been lucky enough to go to the live show twice.
Partnerships & Grants Manager

Darren McMahon

As part of SEI’s Development team, Darren works closely with our corporate and foundation partners as well as exploring new opportunities in these spaces for SEI’s vision of accelerated social change. Prior to joining SEI, Darren worked in non-profit management consulting focusing on fundraising strategies, strategic planning, capital grants and benchmarking.
Outside of work, Darren can be found exploring his new surroundings in the southeast.
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Community & Events Manager

Ciara Franck

Ciara has worked in event management in the charity sector for the past five and half years, both with a climate justice organisation and with SEI. She worked in the Comms team for four years, doing social media, PR and marketing as well as running events for the whole SEI team. As part of the Community team, Ciara works to harness the skills, knowledge and experience of SEI's community to increase the pace of social change.
In her own time, Ciara loves to cook, read and explore the Dublin mountains.
Senior Community Manager

Tanya Moore

Tanya worked for many years in banking, healthcare and the not-for-profit sector in London. She returned to Ireland to use that experience to support social entrepreneurs to fulfil their potential. Tanya previously worked on the Development team managing relationships between corporate supporters providing financial and non-financial support to social entrepreneurs. On the Community Team she will manage support for social entrepreneurs from the SEI Community plus the development of an Investor Readiness Pathway for social entrepreneurs scaling their impact.
Tanya is mainly based in Dingle and loves good food, sea, sunshine, dance, music and travel. All of which can be found in Dingle … sometimes!
Operations Manager

Siobhan Caballero

Siobhán role ensures that SEI is well governed, accountable and transparent in all areas. Her main priority is managing the SEI bookkeeping, governance, human resources and office maintenance. When not at work, Siobhan loves nothing more than to watch her two sons to grow and flourish, enjoying the great outdoors.
Lucy Barlow
Selection Manager

Lucy Barlow

Lucy works as part of the Impact team, leading the implementation of our National Call for Applications and managing the selection process for our programmatic supports. With a background in psychology and behaviour change research, Lucy is keen to apply her knowledge to help support social entrepreneurs find solutions to some of Ireland’s most pressing problems today.

Outside of work, you’ll find Lucy enjoying food, playing hockey or exploring new places.

Glen Caulwell
Development Assistant

Glen Caulwell

As Development Assistant on SEI’s Development team Glen brings a background in media, customer service and community outreach, and is responsible for Relationship Management for Corporate Partners, Events and planning and support across the Development team.

Outside of work Glen can be found reading, whittling or watching movies.

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PR and Digital Communications Executive

Renée Mackey

As part of SEI’s Communications team, Renée combines strategic thinking, creativity and technical expertise to communicate the story of SEI across all platforms and mediums. Renée has a B.A. in Communications Studies and a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing and is passionate about all things digital and social media.

Outside of work, Renée loves travelling to different cities, reading and attending gigs (find her on the dance floor or behind the DJ booth).

Our Team Values

As a team we are committed to always being authentic, visionary and impact driven.

Authentic means we are genuine and honest in our actions.

  • We do what we believe in, even when no one is watching.
  • We don’t have all the answers; we ask for help.
  • We embrace hard conversations rather than avoid them.

Visionary means we think big, we transform, we stretch.

  • We are creative, ambitious and have the courage to take risks.
  • We back other people’s hopes and visions, as well as our own.
  • We push ourselves – individually and collectively.

Impact driven means our purpose is at the core of everything we do.

  • We set ourselves ambitious goals to deliver on our mission.
  • Everything we do is evidence based and has a purpose.
  • We always start with “why”.
  • Our work is not about individual wins; it’s about collective impact.

Our dedicated board ensures that SEI thrives

Through our work, we aim to inspire people to see the challenge, and be the change and look past the problems to the solutions. Everything we do at SEI is a team effort supported by our incredible community. We know that with the right people alongside you, everything is possible.

Our engaged and invested board members bring skills, connections, and resources to push SEI forward. Find out more about these amazing entrepreneurs.

Impact Programme Awardees become members of the SEI Community

The Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Community is comprised of social entrepreneurs, sectoral experts, and SEI’s funders and supporters.

Through this community, you will receive peer support from experienced social entrepreneurs and expand your network significantly, connecting with the largest community of social entrepreneurs in Ireland.

Our dedicated board ensures that SEI thrives

Through our work, we aim to inspire people to see the challenge, and be the change and look past the problems to the solutions. Everything we do at SEI is a team effort supported by our incredible community. We know that with the right people alongside you, everything is possible.

Our engaged and invested board members bring skills, connections, and resources to push SEI forward. Find out more about these amazing entrepreneurs.

MEET OUR BOARD

Impact Programme Awardees become members of the SEI Community

The Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Community is comprised of social entrepreneurs, sectoral experts, and SEI’s funders and supporters.

Through this community, you will receive peer support from experienced social entrepreneurs and expand your network significantly, connecting with the largest community of social entrepreneurs in Ireland.

MEET OUR ALUMNI