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.

Director of Operations

Anne Murphy

Anne leads SEI’s Operations team, who support the SEI team across wide-range of areas including Finance, HR, Governance, Technology and Systems. Anne enjoys problem-solving and improving the work environment and processes.

Out of the office, Anne enjoys cycling (but not in the rain!), walking and spending time with family and friends.

Director of Impact

Sara Dennedy

Sara leads the SEI Impact team. She oversees the design and direction of how we select and support social entrepreneurs, ensuring they receive the highest quality supports to grow their impact, all the way from start-up to scale-up.

Sara enjoys singing in choirs and at traditional singing sessions and is an avid podcast consumer.

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Siobhán O'Keeffe

As Director of Growth, Siobhán support across all areas of the team to align resources and activities with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s strategy, annual plans and values as an organisation.

Outside of work, Siobhán enjoys child-rearing, good food, exercising and reading.

Director of Communications

Louise Archbold

Louise leads SEI’s communications team. She is responsible for developing and driving our communications strategy across all platforms and mediums. Louise is passionate about sharing the stories of SEI and our alumni.

In her spare time, Louise enjoys watching football, baking elaborate cakes and volunteering (but not usually all at the same time!).

Director of Development

Gráinne O'Hogan

Gráinne leads SEI’s development team. She is responsible for growing SEI’s community of supporters. Her favourite part of the job is having the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people who share SEI’s mission to make positive change in Ireland.

In her spare time, Gráinne is a harpist, singer, and fair-weather cyclist.

Programmes Manager | STEP

Lydia Redmond

Lydia is a great believer that big change starts small. She is currently leading our STEP stage programmes.

On the weekends her passions are somewhat redirected, as an advanced ballet dancer she teaches several classes, sharing her love of dance with toddlers in tutus!

Programmes Manager | LEAP

Sophie Ainscough

Sophie leads our Impact Programme, working closely with social entrepreneurs around Ireland to develop and sustain their impact. She also supports the Community Programme, with the aim of harnessing the skills, knowledge and experience of SEI's community to increase the impact of social entrepreneurs around Ireland. She is passionate about bringing people together to learn, connect and be inspired by the work of social entrepreneurs who are changing Ireland.

Outside of work, Sophie can be found exploring new places (at home and abroad) and spending time with friends and loved ones which of course includes her boxer dog Cooper!

Programmes Manager | SOAR

Joan Connolly

As Soar Programmes Manager, Joan enjoys supporting high-potential social entrepreneurs who are ready to scale and grow their impact.

Working as part of the Impact team, Joan thrives on the energy, spirit and drive involved in working together to create positive change.

Outside of work, Joan enjoys travelling (or dreaming about it!), hiking and being outdoors with her kids.

Supporter Relations Manager

Tanya Moore

Tanya leads on SEI’s engagement with our fantastic network of supporters to ensure they and ,where relevant, their employees, get the opportunity to engage with SEI’s selection process and pioneering programmes for social entrepreneurs.

She is a lover of dogs, particularly Golden Irish. She hails from Dingle and loves good food, sea, sunshine, dance, music and travel. All of which can be found in Dingle … sometimes!

Development Manager

Darren McMahon

As part of SEI’s development team, Darren is responsible for growing SEI’s community of supporters. Having worked in non-profit consulting providing fundraising advice and training to many social enterprises and charities, Darren firmly believes that social entrepreneurs are changing the game in Ireland. He is never too far away from a musical instrument or discussing the latest developments in current affairs.
Operations Manager

Babs Coughlan

As part of SEI’s Operations team, Babs helps to to build and enhance the frameworks that enable our team to support social entrepreneurs across Ireland. The Ops team safeguard the organisation with high standards of practice, governance and accountability.
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.

Office Executive

Siobhan Caballero

Siobhán is the Office Executive and acts as our book keeper, overseeing SEI’s financial data and compliance, maintaining accurate accounts, payroll and monthly financial entries, as well as reconciliation and audit support.

When not at work, Siobhan loves nothing more than to watch her two sons to grow and flourish as well as to travel and enjoy the great outdoors.

Events & Communications Executive

Ciara Franck

Ciara brings SEI’s events to life, be they small workshops or our annual flagship event. As part of the Comms team, she supports in the execution of the Comms Strategy in traditional and digital PR, and helps curate our digital platforms.

Outside of work, Ciara is always looking for new recommendations – be it for books or restaurants or podcasts.

Ciara is always looking for new recommendations – be it for books or restaurants or podcasts.

Programmes Executive

Éabha Harper-McKeever

Éabha works as part of the Impact team. In her role she supports the team in various ways with the implementation of programmes throughout the year. She is a people person with a passion for social justice and Human Rights.

Outside of work, Éabha enjoys yoga, singing as part of a choir and playing with her two dogs, Beatrice and Lola!

PR and Communications Executive

Renée Mackey

Renée will be leading our digital work and assisting across all aspects of our communications strategy from PR to marketing. She is passionate about digital accessibility and ensuring that any content shared can be accessed by all. Outside of work, Renée likes to go to gigs and travel, both at home and abroad.

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