Board MembersFrontline Make Change and Frontline Bikes benefit from the invaluable experience and expertise of its Board of Directors
Stuart Fraser has been at the helm of Frontline since 2016; taking the organisation from strength to strength in that time. Prior to his work with Frontline, Stuart garnered over 25 years’ experience working in healthcare and specifically drug treatment services, initially as a nurse and subsequently in various management positions. Stuart’s experience spans the NHS, and various social enterprises, development associations and initiatives in Scotland, England and Ireland. Stuart has strong strategic leadership credentials, having held the position of Chairman of the Board for the Irish Social Enterprise Network for 6 years, and Chairman of the Board for Community Response for 6 years, where he lead two successful strategic plans that repositioned the organisation.
Aodan brings to the board over 20 years’ experience in business, finance and accounting from his work with large development and construction companies throughout the world to his setting up and managing of the property services business, Regency Group. While working with Multiplex in the UK, Australia and the Middle East Aodan managed all aspects of the group’s financial, tax, legal and structural aspects of developments as well as being a key player in the Initial Public Offering of the group in 2003. In more recent times he has worked with various developers and banks to assist with the workout of property since the property market collapse in Ireland. Aodan’s background is chartered accountancy, training with KPMG, qualifying in 1998.
Frontline’s Board benefit from Michelle Licardi’s extensive experience working with and developing social enterprises on behalf of Dublin South City Partnership. In her current role as the Partnership’s Enterprise and social enterprise Officer, Michelle identifies and nurtures potential social enterprise ideas through business planning, and operational and strategic management support. Michelle, who began her career as a Marketing professional in the private sector, sits on the Board of several non-profits, and tutors students in DCU on Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technologies. Michelle has a detailed understanding of Dublin’s social enterprise ecosystem and has an extensive network within it.
Frontline’s Board benefit from the invaluable HR expertise of Mary-Jane Halpin. Mary-Jane is also the Director of Human Resources and Business Change at Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd, one of Ireland’s largest insurance brokers serving the financial needs of Public Sector employees. Prior to joining Cornmarket, Mary-Jane was HR manager at Matheson for five and a half years.
Leo Philomin is a priest appointed as the Moderator of the Pastoral Area of Inchicore-Bluebell, working as part of a team of Oblate priests and associates in the areas of St Michael’s, Mary Immaculate and Bluebell Parishes. Prior to arriving in Inchicore, Leo worked in Darndale Belcamp parish for nine years and was a board Director on The Dales Centre (the Darndale Belcamp Drug and Alcohol Awareness Project). Leo was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in London and worked in Edinburgh, London and Birmingham prior to being stationed in Dublin
Colum Ward brings to the Board his experience and expertise as a Chartered Accountant of 14 years PQE with C-Suite and Board level experience. Colum has over 18 years’ experience in Financial Services, 13 of which were in the insurance industry, with leadership expertise in operations, business restructuring, regulatory reporting, compliance, tax, and financial analysis. Colum is an approved person from a Central Bank of Ireland perspective, currently approved PCF 11 Head of Finance and PCF 43 Head of Claims. Column has lead diversity and inclusion programmes within his workplaces, including the delivery of initiatives on mental health, LGBT issues and cultural identity.
Aoife Hannan brings to the board her knowledge of local government and developed her role as Programme Manager at Kilmainham Inchicore Network Forum (a Dublin City Council Initiative) and Director at Inchicore Regeneration Consultative Forum.
Aoife has a keen interest in community development and regeneration, holding a research, business and crafts background. In her role as Programme Manager of the Kilmainham Inchicore Network, she acts as a liaison between the local community and Dublin City Council and facilitates local people, local businesses and community groups in engaging in the development and enhancement of the economic, social, cultural, and environmental aspects of Inchicore and Kilmainham.