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Gender MALE
Industry Consulting
Occupation Consultant
Location Lismore, Co.Waterford, Ireland
Introduction I am originally from The Netherlands and have lived in Lismore since 1997 with my wife Catherine, a public health nurse and native of Lismore and my 3 sons, Shayne, Martin and William and daughter Maeve. Before settling in this area, I spent 25 years in International Development Aid programmes in Africa and Asia in positions ranging from volunteer to Country Director. For 10 of these 25 years, I was employed in Bangla Desh, Tanzania and Laos by the widely respected Irish NGO Concern. I am a Labour Party Councillor on Lismore Town Council, where I am the current Mayor of Lismore. I was selected as the Labour Party candidate to contest the local elections in June 2009 for Lismore Town Council. I have a Masters degree in Economics and Social Studies and am currently self-employed in management and administration.
Interests Administrator of Immrama The Lismore Festival of Travel Writing, Supervisor Lismore and Cappoquin Credit Union, National Executive member of AOIFE (Association Of Irish Festival Events), Member of Council of Concern Worldwide, Member of the Monitoring & Evaluation Committee Concern Worldwide, Director of Mochuda Development Company Ltd., Constituency Secretary of Waterford Labour Party, Lismore Town Councillor for Labour Party, Lismore Town Mayor 2008 - 2009