Helen Irish

Corporate Services Executive


Educated at Maynooth University and Queens University Belfast, Helen brings over 20 years’ corporate experience across various industries including pharma, horticulture, environmental and energy. Having developed and embedded processes in her specialist areas of innovation management, change management and project management, her natural ability to lead teams and engage with people has seen successful delivery of significant change interventions, innovation initiatives and strategic projects.

Helen was part of the Governance team for Bord na Mona’s company transformation in 2019. She also designed and led the Employee Outplacement project to support over 1,000 employees during very challenging and uncertain times. She moved from the ‘for profit’ sector to explore how her learned skills could be used in the ‘not for profit’ sector to bring about positive impact in society. In 2020, she worked with Innovate Dublin in Ballymun on the ‘Youthreach Academy Programme’ supporting early school leavers in the areas of creative thinking and practical project management skills. Her passion for people and processes, underpinned by best practice to relevant standards, led Helen to join the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation as Corporate Services Executive in August 2021.