|1 Feb 2024
|Charity Sector News
Charities Institute Ireland extends heartfelt wishes to Fionnuala O'Leary as she embarks on a new chapter in her career, taking on the role of CEO at Children's Health Foundation. Fionnuala, who has been an instrumental figure at The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) since 2019, has left an indelible mark on the organisation through her role as Director of Fundraising and Engagement.
During her tenure at ICS, Fionnuala played a pivotal role in fortifying the society's brand and reputation. Her leadership resulted in sustainable growth across fundraising income and the orchestration of the most successful Daffodil Day campaigns in the society's history.
Now, Fionnuala is set to lead Children's Health Foundation, an organisation dedicated to raising essential funds for sick children and their families in CHI hospitals and urgent care centers. Children's Health Foundation, formed in January 2019 supports Crumlin and
Temple Street Children’s Hospitals, National Children’s Hospital Tallaght and Connolly Urgent Care
Fionnuala O'Leary's transition to the helm of Children's Health Foundation marks a significant moment in the continued journey of compassionate care for Ireland's young patients.
Prior to her impactful role in the charity sector, Fionnuala's extensive experience as Group Digital Editor with Independent News and Media, coupled with her background as a news editor and journalist, brings a unique blend of skills to the leadership of Children's Health Foundation. Her expertise promises to usher in a new era of innovation and dedication to the well-being of Ireland's littlest citizens.