Directors

Pat Collier – Chairperson
M.Ag.Econ, MBA
Managing Consultant, CollierBroderick Management Consultants

Pat worked in research, policy and enterprise development for state and local development organisations in Ireland prior to establishing his consultancy practice in 1994. He worked with Teagasc (The National Food and Agriculture Development Authority), Macra na Feirme (The Young Farmers organisation), The Electricty Supply Board (ESB) and The Royal Dublin Society (RDS). He has led and managed over 80 consultancy assignments in 8 countries, including Ireland, Austria, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and England. He specialises in policy, market, business research and organisation/programme planning reviews and evaluations. Paul is married with 2 children. He has been a volunteer, staff member and consultant to voluntary and community organisations.

Paul McDonald - Treasurer
Owner/Manger of Fingal Glass Centre Ltd

Paul worked in insurance prior to setting up his own glass processing and glazing business in 1976. The business involves cutting of glass for domestic and commercial use and processing to make shelving, tabletops and mirrors. It also manufactures double-glazed units and ornamental leaded glass panels. Paul currently employs six people in his business. He is involved in his local parish, serving on the Parish Council for four years and also on the Parish Finance Committee. Paul is married to Darina and has always been interested in developing his own faith and faith within his parish and surrounds. He worked with the Young Christian Workers for three years and then became interested in Charasmatic Renewal. His interests include sailing and traditional music. Paul visited Chimteka in April, 2011.

Carol Stafford - Secretary
B.Sc., H.Dip.Ed, Dip Psych
Computer Analyst

Carol worked in scientific research and latterly computers for organisations including National Engineering Laboratories and British Non-Ferrous Metals Research, in Scotland and England for the first 9 years of her career. She then moved to Dublin and taught Maths before joining husband Tony's computer business Codec Systems Ltd. Carol became a Technical Director in the software side of the business, providing training and consultancy services in Codec’s business software and SQL databases. After 11 years, she left and studied for a Diploma in Psychotherapy which she practised for a short time while giving adult computer courses. She and her husband Tony have 4 children. Carol set up, with design advice fro Catherine, and runs the website for CCS. Carol and Tony visited Chimteka in June 2011.

Catherine Paulin
Resigned 7th November 2014
Architect DPLG (France)

Catherine worked in Germany, France and Belgium as an architect until 1994. For some years she has been a full-time home-maker looking after her 4 children. Since November 2003 Catherine’s husband, Philippe, has been working as a member of the EU Delegation in Malawi. Catherine has been to Lilongwe a number of times and has also included Chimteka on some of her visits. While in the village, she has met the local committee (CVACC), discussed their needs and checked on the progress of initiatives already under way. Catherine also collected information about the area and its people which helped in the assembling of the Profile.