Darren Ryan

Chief Executive

Darren is responsible for the overall leadership and vision of the organisation. He provides the strategic direction to ensure SEI successfully achieves its mission, to support high-potential social entrepreneurs to tackle Ireland’s social problems.

Darren is responsible for the overall leadership and vision of the organisation. He provides the strategic direction to ensure SEI successfully achieves its mission, to support high-potential social entrepreneurs to tackle Ireland’s social problems.

Sara Dennedy

Director of Impact

Sara leads the design and direction of our support programmes under Spark, Seed and Scale, ensuring social entrepreneurs receive the highest quality supports, from start-up to scale-up.

Sara leads the design and direction of our support programmes under Spark, Seed and Scale, ensuring social entrepreneurs receive the highest quality supports, from start-up to scale-up.

Jovana Jovanovic

Selection Executive

Jovana coordinates the SEI selection process to ensure SEI identifies the highest-potential social entrepreneurs to support in the Academy and Awards programmes.

Jovana coordinates the SEI selection process to ensure SEI identifies the highest-potential social entrepreneurs to support in the Academy and Awards programmes.

Naomi Linehan

Director of Communications

Naomi leads SEI’s communications and public relations. She is responsible for engaging social entrepreneurs and key stakeholders and manages the SEI Awards Ceremony.

Naomi leads SEI’s communications and public relations. She is responsible for engaging social entrepreneurs and key stakeholders and manages the SEI Awards Ceremony.

Orla O'Connor

Operations Manager

Orla manages SEI’s governance, budgeting and financial affairs. She also leads on team logistics, and office and events management for SEI activities.

Orla manages SEI’s governance, budgeting and financial affairs. She also leads on team logistics, and office and events management for SEI activities.

Michelle O'Donnell Keating

Director of Scale

Michelle is a successful social entrepreneur and former SEI awardee. She is responsible for the delivery of SEI’s first ever Impact Partnerships, providing transformational support to social entrepreneurs to strategically scale their impact.

Michelle is a successful social entrepreneur and former SEI awardee. She is responsible for the delivery of SEI’s first ever Impact Partnerships, providing transformational support to social entrepreneurs to strategically scale their impact.

Siobhán O'Keeffe

Director of Operations

Siobhán leads on the organisation’s operations and systems, supporting the team to ensure we are the best run organisation that we can possibly be. This includes managing the team’s overall development to achieve strategic goals.

Siobhán leads on the organisation’s operations and systems, supporting the team to ensure we are the best run organisation that we can possibly be. This includes managing the team’s overall development to achieve strategic goals.

Patrick Sweeney

Development Executive

Patrick manages our corporate partnerships and programmes such as the Ideas Fund and Leadership Circle. He is responsible for the delivery of fundraising activities, ensuring SEI is resourced to support high-potential social entrepreneurs. to achieve strategic goals.

Patrick manages our corporate partnerships and programmes such as the Ideas Fund and Leadership Circle. He is responsible for the delivery of fundraising activities, ensuring SEI is resourced to support high-potential social entrepreneurs. to achieve strategic goals.