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Our Board and Members

Meet our Board and members here.  We are dedicated to transforming the healthcare experience of children and teenagers in Ireland through art, imagination and play.

Michael Bermingham (Treasurer)

(Joined March 26th, 2020)

Michael has worked for multinationals in London, New York and Dublin and has over 30 years’ experience gained in senior finance and executive director roles in the FMCG, development finance and banking sectors.  He was previously CFO for a large French banking group in Ireland.

Michael holds a BA.BAI from Trinity College Dublin and is a member of the Institute of Engineers Ireland. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and is a Chartered Director. A Fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts and Institute of Banking in Ireland, he is also a Chartered Banker and a Certified Bank Director. Michael is a Patron of the National Gallery of Ireland and a Friend of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Dr Pamela O’Connor 

(Joined December 14th, 2018)

Dr Pamela O’Connor is a Consultant Neonatologist Paediatrician at The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

Fiona Nolan

(Joined September 6th, 2019)

Fiona has worked in the IT & Telecommunications industry for over 30 years. She has held segment, regional, and global positions for industry leading players and is currently CMO for CommScope, a US telecommunications company. She holds a BComm from University College Dublin, is a qualified member of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing, and holds a Diploma in Corporate Direction with the Institute of Directors (UK). Her professional interests include corporate culture, mentoring early talent & high potentials, and women in leadership.

Olaf Fitzsimmons

(Joined November 22nd, 2019)

Olaf Fitzsimmons has worked in the banking  industry for over 20 years and during that time has held leadership positions across various customer segments including Corporate and SME businesses and most recently has held senior Compliance roles. He is currently Head of Regulatory Engagement for Ulster Bank, also holding responsibility for Upstream Risk management and Fitness & Probity.  Olaf holds a B. Comm from UCD, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, as well as holding qualifications in Financial Advice and Compliance.

James Quaine

(Joined March 26th, 2020)

James is a practising lawyer with particular expertise in commercial, technology, and data protection matters. He works for a multinational technology business in Dublin, having spent over 5 years with a leading Irish law firm before joining a US telecoms company in Ireland. James holds degrees in law from UCD and King’s College London, is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, and is a qualified trade mark attorney. He is excited by Helium Arts’ potential and believes it is essential to nurture an appreciation of culture and the arts in children.

List of Members

Olive Power

Avril Carr

Kareen Pennefather

Anna McCarthy

Pia Luck

Helene Hugel

Emma Morgan

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Helium Arts is a registered charity and compliant with the requirements of the Charities Regulator, the national regulatory authority for charities in Ireland


CHY Number: 19236
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20075200
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