Terri O'Brien

Programme Coordinator, Community & Political Dialogue Programme


Terri is the Programme Coordinator on the Community & Political Dialogue Programme. A certified mediator from the Mediators Institute of Ireland, she comes to the team with strong experience in administration and accounting in the private and public sectors. She joined Glencree in October 2020 after several years at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital following a successful career in financial administration primarily across the tech sector.

Her special responsibilities within the Political Dialogue Team include working with, and coordinating meetings of, the 27 EU resident ambassadors on issues related to Brexit, the Protocol and Northern Ireland. Terri also has responsibility for Glencree’s relationships with other embassies outside of the EU including the UK, Canada, and the United States. Her responsibilities also include the organisation and management of visits by Foreign Ministers and dignitaries, as well as participating in dialogues and discussions with them.

Terri has a coordinating role within the Political Dialogue Programme and also works in areas including the legacy of the recent troubles in Northern Ireland, international work including current conflicts in Africa, and the descendants of the Anglo-Irish Treaty Generation who are exploring themes as part of the centenary commemoration on the birth of the Irish State.