GFI is a company limited by guarantee having no share capital and which has been granted charitable status by the Irish Revenue Commissioners. GFI’s decision-making body consists of a Board of directors, which currently consists of Duncan Stewart (Chair); Brendan Hanifin (Company Secretary); John Barry; John Dillon; Claire Downey; Sandy Dunlop; Thomas Legge; Eileen McDermott; Donna Mullen; and Martin Nolan.
GFI organises and carries out its work of creating a sustainable Ireland through an Administrator: Ann O’Conarain, and a volunteer Management Team; Stiofán Nutty (Education Director ); Nuala Ahern (Publications Director); and Tommy Simpson (Projects Co- Ordinator).The members of the Board of Directors and the Management Team volunteer their time and commitment to furthering the vision of GFI of a sustainable Ireland.
GFI Management team
GFI management team works with Administrator Ann O’Conarain to organise and run GFI events, to maintain best practice corporate governance and to keep the Board of Directors informed and engaged with all aspects of the Foundation’s work. The team consists of Director of Education Stiofan Nutty and GFI co–founders of GFI Nuala Ahern and Tommy Simpson. The GFI management team is augmented by Chair Duncan Stewart, and by other Board members for specific projects and events.
EVENTS and PROJECTS
GFI operates through specific projects for which it seeks funding from appropriate sources. Click here to visit our events page
Funding is project specific, with projects being selected by the Board and approved on merit. Individuals and organisations may apply to GFI to approve their projects and have them forwarded by GFI to appropriate funding organisations.
To achieve our goals we seek strategic partnerships with other organisations who share our values.
Our current partner is Green European Foundation (GEF).
FRIENDS OF GFI
We welcome volunteers or donors to GFI or to specific projects, and we plan to hold specific events for such Friends of GFI.