Our Team

John Devitt, Chief Executive, Transparency International Ireland

John founded TI Ireland in 2004 and has led TI Ireland’s whistleblowing research and support programme for the past ten years. He is author or researcher on numerous reports and guidance on the topic of whistleblower protection, ethics and anti-corruption standards, and has advised the Irish Government, United Nations, Council of Europe, and European Commission amongst others on whistleblowing legislation and procedures. An ethics and communications specialist by training, John holds a first-class MA in Ethics from Dublin City University, is a graduate of the University of Limerick and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.

Suzanna Knight - Helpline Advice and Policy Coordinator

Suzanna helps co-ordinate the Speak Up Helpline. Suzanna has worked extensively in human rights and advocacy-based settings for over twenty years, supporting ethical organisational development in a variety of sectors including domestic violence, family support and ethnic minority groups. Suzanna also served as a police officer in the UK, specialising child protection, sexual assault and racially motivated crime. She holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology and a first class MSc Psychology from Northumbria University.

Donncha Ó Giobúin, Speak-Up Helpline Coordinator

Donncha coordinates the Speak Up Helpline. A media and communications professional by training, Donncha graduated with a B.A in Journalism from Dublin City University. He joined the TI movement as a helpline volunteer in August 2014 and has previously worked as a researcher for Newstalk Radio and as a presenter for Radio na Life, Dublin’s Irish language radio station.

James mulcahy symmons, Advocacy and Communications Executive

James is a public policy and communications specialist. He holds a Master's degree in Public Policy and Undergraduate in Philosophy and Politics from University College Dublin. He has worked across a range of sectors including non-profit organizations, research institutes and public affairs consultancy. James supports TI Ireland’s advocacy and communications efforts for its core programmes including event management and stakeholder relations. James also supports the coordination of the Integrity at Work (IAW) Programme.