Meet the board

Eibhlin Byrne (Chairperson)

Former Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne is currently Director of the Irish Refugee Protection Programme at the Department of Justice and Equality. She has previously worked in Child & Family and Homeless services. A former Chairperson of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre she also chaired Dochas Women’s Prison Visiting Committee and National Council on Ageing and Older People

Anastasia Crickley

Anastasia Crickley is former Chairperson of the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). She is former Head of Department of Applied Social Studies at Maynooth University, a founder member of the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland and of the National Traveller Women’s Forum, Anastasia is chairperson of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and of Community Work Ireland.

Lynn Jackson

Lynn Jackson is a Founding Trustee of HETI and is a former teacher and business manager, Lynn is also a Teaching Fellow of IWM (London). She coordinates the national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration and designs HETI’s Holocaust educational programmes and materials

Mary McAleese

Mary McAleese was President of Ireland from 1997 to 2011. She was formerly Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin, Director of the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the Queens University of Belfast and is currently Professor of Children Law and Religion at the University of Glasgow. She is a barrister of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland and King’s Inns Dublin and is also a canon lawyer.

Gwendolen Morgan

Gwendolen Morgan is a solicitor with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Before returning to Ireland in 2015, Gwendolen worked in Tanzania for the European Centre for Electoral Support, and in public interest law in London for over a decade with strategic litigation firm, Bindmans LLP, and the British Institute of Human Rights. She is a member of the International Senior Lawyers Project, and previous recipient of the Trinity Praeses Elit award for advocacy and commitment to causes.

Carl Nelkin

Carl Nelkin is an active member of the Irish Jewish community, giving concerts of Irish and Jewish music. Carl also serves regularly as a Cantor and, in the past, has served at various locations in the United States and Great Britain as well as in Dublin. He is an Irish qualified solicitor with over 30 years’ experience focusing exclusively on the aviation industry.

Tim O'Connor

Tim runs his own advisory business. He worked in the Irish public service from 1972 to 2010, serving as Secretary General to the President, as Joint Secretary of the North/South Ministerial Council and Consul General of Ireland, New York. He was Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Gathering Ireland 2013 and Vice-Chairman of the Limerick National City of Culture, 2014