Seanie Comerford

Head of Philanthropy

“It’s hugely energising to work on attracting funds to help GIY’s amazing work towards 100m GIYers – all for a healthier people and planet.  I believe that the philanthropic community can be a massive catalyst and driver of this much needed transformative social change”.

Seánie comes to GIY with a wealth of experience in human resources and fundraising in higher education and the NGO sector spanning China, the USA, Africa and Europe including, Georgetown University, CEIBS and Oxfam. A business graduate from UL, she also holds a master’s degree in international development from the Johns Hopkins University and is an ICF certified executive leadership coach from Georgetown University. Having recently settled back in her native southeast, Seánie enjoys the outdoors, live music and practising a variety of her holistic therapies training (mostly on herself!). She lives in Tramore with her husband Diarmúid, son Tom and cockapoo Reilly.


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