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Apied, Mary Founding Director and President of Trinity Foundation, the fund raising and alumni relations arm of Trinity College, retired in 2015. Member of the Board of The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), the Irish Landmark Trust, Druid Theatre, Dance Theatre of Ireland and is on the Development Committees of The Lir Academy for Dramatic Art and Kylemore Abbey. Mary has over thirty years experience of fundraising and strategic change in universities and non-profit organisations.

Barber, John DL MRICS - Chair of IGS London, Chair of House Mill Trust, Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London for HM The Queen, founder and liveryman of the Arts and Scholars Livery Company and trustee of charitable trust fort Arts and Scholars.

Cooney, Tom (US)

Lucey, Dr Conor Architectural and design historian; Assistant Professor in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin; President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.

McCarthy, Dr Tom Managing Director, McCarthy Developments (Cork) Ltd., and co-owner of the McCarthy Group; former board member of Irish Heritage Trust; gained a Doctorate in Business Administration (2015), a Masters in Business Administration (1996) and B.A Economics (1987) from University College Cork. Past President of the MBA Association of Ireland, a former director of the Irish Heritage Trust and director of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival.

Moorhead, Sara Barrister, Member of the Council of the Bar of Ireland from 2013 to 2017 as a Senior Counsel, and previously a member of the Counsel of the Bar of Ireland as a Junior Counsel from 1995 to 1999. Former member of the Education Committee of the King’s Inns between 1995 and 2017, and of the Standing Committee of the Council of the King’s Inns from 2014 to 2017. Elected as a Bencher of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns in 2015. Sits on the Boards of Irish National Opera, The Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre and the Denham Fellowship.

Murray, Peter B.A., M.Litt, Ph.D. (hc) Artist and art historian, former director, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (retired 2017); co-editor Vol V, Art and Architecture of Ireland (RIA 2014); honorary doctorate UCC 2019; longtime contributor to Irish Arts Review and other publications, member IGS City Assembly House Exhibition Committee 2018 to present.

O’Kane-Crimmins, Finola MRAI Professor in Architecture at University College Dublin. Editor of Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies.

Symes, Glascott Retired Deputy Headmaster of The King’s Hospital, Dublin, graduate of Trinity College Dublin in science and of the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates at Maynooth University in Historic House Studies. Member of the IGS Membership & Events Committee.

Scott, Dermot Retired Head of the European Parliament Office in London and former official of the Institute of Public Administration; member of the Royal Dublin Society’s Standing Committee of Arts

Sweeney, Charlie Chartered accountant, and retired Director with EY Financial Services Group; Fellow of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Deputy Treasurer of the Irish Georgian Foundation; member of the IGF Finance and Governance Committees, and the City Assembly House Committee.

Wall, Michael Chairman of the Irish Georgian Foundation. Barrister, qualified architect and planner; holds an MBA from the Smurfit Business School at UCD; former board member An Bord Pleanála (1999-2006); member of the NAMA Planning Advisory Committee. Trustee of Simpson's Hospital, Dublin; chairperson of Wide Open Opera and sits on the City Assembly House Working Group.


Donough Cahill, Executive Director
Oversees the strategic and day-to-day operations of the IGS and works with the Irish Georgian Foundation’s Committee of Management, its standing committees and working groups and with the Society’s North America and UK based membership in this regard.

Sir David Davies, President Irish Georgian Society
A banker by profession, Sir David started his business career in 1963 with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, and then with Hill Samuel, the leading English merchant bank in New York and then London. In 1973 he became Finance Director of MEPC. He moved to Hong Kong in 1983, becoming a director of Jardine Matheson and managing director of Hong Kong Land and returned to London in the late 1980s where he became chief executive of Hill Samuel. In the 1990s he served both as Chairman and Chief Executive of Johnson Matthey and was subsequently appointed as Chairman of EFG Private Bank Ltd in London from 1999 to 2006. He was awarded the Knights Bachelor in the 1999 New Year’s Honours List. Sir David lives in Abbey Leix, Co. Laois, which he has carefully and judiciously conserved and restored. He also restored his family home at Killoughter in Co. Wicklow.

Camilla McAleese, Vice-President Irish Georgian Society
Former Under Treasurer of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns; Trustee of the Follies Trust and the Revelstoke Trust; Membership Committee of the RDS; former chairman of the Irish Landmark Trust and former director of the Irish Heritage Trust.

Elizabeth Dater, IGS Inc board representative
Managing Director of Angelo, Gordon & Co. and Managing Member of Gamecock Island Associates LLC. In addition to being Chair of Irish Georgian Society Inc., member of the Board of The New-York Historical Society, NYU Langone Medical Center, The New York Community Trust, Prep For Prep, and ShareGift USA.

Updated - October 2020