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.
Stephanie Casey, Integrity at Work Programme Manager
Stephanie manages the Integrity at Work (IAW) programme at Transparency International Ireland. She is responsible for the development and delivery of IAW member support including training, policy guidance and events as well as communicating the aims and vision of the initiative to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders. Stephanie has worked in the non-profit sector for over eighteen years, previously holding senior managerial roles in Oxfam Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society and Arthritis Ireland. Stephanie holds a first-class MA in Ethics from Dublin City University.
Judy O’Loan, Managing Solicitor, Transparency Legal Advice Centre
Judy is a solicitor by training. Upon graduating from Queen’s University Belfast, she completed an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management. She then worked in EU regulatory affairs and public administration for seven years, before returning to law. She worked for five years with London’s leading human rights firms gaining significant experience in human rights and personal injury litigation as well as administrative law encompassing judicial review.
Lorraine Heffernan, Assistant Managing Solicitor, Transparency Legal Advice Centre
Lorraine holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree (University College Dublin, 1990) and trained with a top Dublin law firm to qualify as a Solicitor (Law Society of Ireland, 1994). Lorraine has pursued further studies in the area of Employment Law and further study with University of Limerick in Housing Law and Policy. Her work at the Transparency Legal Advice Centre focuses on policies, procedures, legislative requirements and legal obligations in the area of making protected disclosures.
William Slattery, Solicitor, Transparency Legal Advice Centre
William is a solicitor with Transparency Legal Advice Centre. His background is in general practice specialising in litigation. In his last role, William worked with the Law Society of Ireland providing career support and professional development advice. William has also previously worked in the area of Social Care.
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.
Niamh O’ Connor, Programme Executive
Niamh supports the IAW programme in addition to communications and fundraising initiatives for TI Ireland. Niamh previously worked as a Public Relations consultant in the UK and Australia. She has developed and implemented public education programmes for a wide range of organisations in the healthcare and non-profit sectors. Niamh holds a Master’s degree in Media and Communications from University of Greenwich, London.