Executive Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Kieron Brennan has been CEO of Co-operative Housing Ireland since 2014. He has extensive experience in the community, voluntary and co-operative sector, which saw him lead the Irish League of Credit Unions from 2008 – 2014.
Prior to this, he held a leadership position as a Programme Manager with POBAL, a not-for-profit community development and financing company, which manages programmes on behalf of the Irish Government and the EU.
He was also Irish Manager of Triodos Bank (one of Europe’s largest ethical banks), Executive Director of Clann Credo (social development fund) and Chief Executive of Partas
Head of New Business
Padraic Clancy is Head of New Business, leading the Co-operative Housing Ireland Development Team. Padraic has over 25 years in Property Acquisition and Development and holding a Honours Degree in Surveying and a National Diploma in Estate Management. Padraic has managed properties on behalf of NAMA, all major Banks and receivers and is a specialist in property management, security and maintenance..
Padraic was previously Head of VPSitex in Ireland, managing the security and maintenance works on large mixed Property Portfolios for PWC, Mazars, Grant Thornton and Duff and Phelps.
Head of Customer Services
As Head of Customer Services, Catherine has lead responsibility for the delivery of housing, childcare and community services on a national basis. Her work has often focused on the support and growth of communities.
Catherine has experience of delivering services within a range of regulatory frameworks and leading change on a local and sectoral level. Catherine has been a board member of Early Childhood Ireland since 2011 and is currently Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee. Catherine regularly represents Co-operative Housing Ireland in a wide range of stakeholder relationships. Catherine is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and holds degrees in Early Years Education, Politics and History.
Head of Corporate Services
With more than 30 years’ experience of IT and Management Consultancy Pat is leading the Change Programme to restructure the business to prepare for the growth strategy of the business and the new regulatory environment that is now in place.
Pat studied Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin and has worked with a number of large IT and Management Consulting firms as well as working in the Banking industry and, more recently, with a large property services firm. Pat was the Operations Director of BearingPoint and the Head of Operations and Service Delivery for Savills Ireland. Pat is a Member of the Irish Computer Society.
Head of Finance
Mark Bolger joined Co-operative Housing Ireland as Head of Finance in February 2019. A qualified Chartered Accountant with a Msc. in Real Estate he has held senior leadership positions including Director of Finance & Company Secretary of Horse Sport Ireland (the governing body for the equestrian sector in Ireland), Director General of the Irish Horse Board Co-Operative Society, Financial Controller of the Racecourse & Property Division of Horse Racing Ireland (Commercial Semi-State). He has a wide range of experience of having also worked as Financial Controller in the private sector with the Industrial Print Group. Mark trained with Deloitte.