Our People

Senior Management

Martin Tomlinson - CEO

Martin Tomlinson is the CEO of Suas, managing the ongoing operation of our Programmes.
With a degree in Biochemical Engineering from University College London, Martin worked for ten years as an engineer across the food and fuel alchohol sectors (including developing systems for a chocolate factory!), first with Unilever then with WS Atkins & Partners. 

He then embarked on a consulting career and has twenty-five years of experience across a wide range of roles, with an consistent focus on business development, effective teamwork & leadership and process improvement. 

Martin joined Suas in November 2010, led by a strong belief in the right of all children to access high quality education.

Clodagh O'Reilly - Business Development and Finance Manager

Having qualified as a CPA with Roches Stores, Clodagh travelled to Vancouver Canada where she took up the role of finance manager with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. She also completed a diploma in 'leadership for non-profits' at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.Returning home in 2009, Clodagh joined the family business -- at a time when almost everyone was making the reverse trip and emigrating to Canada! Always keen to re-join the non-profit sector Clodagh came on board with Suas in August 2012 as Business Development and Finance manager.Outside of work, Clodagh enjoys being part of a choir and involved in working with youth in the community.

Volunteer Programme

Dermot Heslin - Volunteer Programme Manager

A native of Dublin, Dermot studied Computer Engineering in Trinity College Dublin, before beginning a career as a software developer. In Trinity, Dermot joined the Society of St Vincent de Paul, and began to take an interest in social disadvantage. Since graduating, Dermot has volunteered with the Society in several capacities, working both on the ground and at organisational level. In summer 2009, Dermot travelled to Kenya with Suas as Team Coordinator for Maweni Primary School in Mombasa. This experience highlighted the benefits of quality education and in-service learning. Following this trip, Dermot joined Suas full-time and is currently working as manager on the Volunteer Programme.

Global Citizenship Programme

Joanne Malone - Global Citizenship Programme Manager

Joanne joined the Suas team in October 2009.  She first came to know about Suas in 2003 when an old friend took part in the Suas Volunteer Programme and has stayed involved in various over the years since. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2005 with a degree in European Studies. She later completed a Masters in Public Administration in the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Prior to working full-time with Suas, Joanne worked as a teaching assistant in the Sorbonne in Paris and as a project executive with Middlequarter Consultancy, working on projects for the One Foundation and the Children's Rights Alliance in Ireland. 

Literacy Support Programme

Adelaide Nic Chárthaigh - Literacy Support Programme Manager

A graduate of Celtic Studies from NUIG Adelaide Nic Chárthaigh has diplomas in Public Relations and Project Management and an MBA from Henley Management College in Henley-on-Thames. She worked extensively in the Irish language non-profit sector for over 20 years at both executive and senior management level. In 2008 she was appointed project manager of an international team of language planning consultants in drafting a 20 year strategic plan for the Irish language commissioned by The Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Thosaigh Adelaide ag obair ar Chlár Meantóireachta Suas i mí­ Mheán Fómhair 2010.


Board of Management

Eanna McHugh: Chairperson, Company Director and former Senior Partner with Deloitte & Touche

Sadhbh Coyle: Educational Psychologist with experience overseas, working with the Department of Education

Michael King: Founder of Suas and Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin.

Mike Williams: International Development Consultant

Mary Rose Greville: Assistant Professor in Business Studies in the TCD School of Business.

Connell Foley: Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning at Concern Worldwide.

Bryan Patten: Executive Director of the Washington Ireland Programme.

Bob Semple: Company Director, Facilitator and former partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers