How we are governed

Dóchas is governed by its members, through the Annual General Meeting, which elects a Board to manage the network on behalf of the members.

The Board is assisted by a Secretariat which is responsible for the day-to-day business of the organisation.


The following are full members of the Dóchas Board:

  • Tearfund Ireland: Ms Sharan Kelly (Chairperson)
  • Concern: Ms Olive Towey (Vice Chairperson)
  • Irish League of Credit Unions Foundation: Mr Alan Moore (Treasurer)
  • Camara: Mr John Fitzsimons
  • Christian Aid Ireland: Ms Rosamond Bennett
  • Plan Ireland: Mr David Dalton
  • Self Help Africa: Mr John Moffett
  • Sightsavers International Ireland: Mr Michael Marren
  • Trócaire: Ms Lorna Gold
  • Extenal Member: Mr Gerry Egan
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Company Particulars: Dóchas – the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations is a private company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. It is registered in Dublin, Ireland, No: 94384. It has been granted tax exemption by the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland and has a charitable tax exemption number: CHY6410. Company Directors are those listed as Board members.