Green Foundation Ireland Management Team

John Gormley

John Gormley (Communications Manager) is the Chair of ScreenGreening. He is a former Irish Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, and Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Ciaran Monahan

Ciaran Monahan (Researcher and Events Co-Ordinator) is a postdoctoral researcher in University College Dublin, his research thus far focussing on antibiotic resistance development risks in the environment and the resulting human health risks. Having graduated in zoology from UCD, he has a particular interest in wildlife, creativity and education, and has completed a study for Green Foundation Ireland on sustainability assessment in the Leaving Certificate.

Ann O’Conarain


Ann O’Conarain (Administrator) has been in this role since GFI’s inception, having previously worked in this capacity for many years, including with the Minister in the Department of the Environment. Prior to this she was a Supervisor in the accountancy firm, Ernst & Young. Ann has been involved with NGOs at various levels, most notably when she was elected Deputy National Secretary of the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. She was also a volunteer with the Summer Special Olympic Games when they were held in Ireland, where her administrative skills came to the fore.

Tommy Simpson


Tommy Simpson (Projects Co-Ordinator) is one of the initiators of Green Foundation Ireland and has been a founder of two other charities with a green agenda, Energy Action and Sonairte – The National Ecology Centre. He has been a professional trainer for over thirty years, and has specialised in sustainable enterprise development.