Board of the Irish Foundation

John Watts

John Watts specialises in global communications and campaigns with a focus on legal, cultural and diplomatic initiatives across Africa, South America and Asia. He has been Managing Partner of BLJ London since 2014. John was Special Adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. During his time in 10 Downing Street, John

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Tim Carthy

Tim joined Duignan Carthy O’Neill as a partner in 1999 after 12 years with Arthur Andersen, a large international accounting firm, in their Dublin, Paris, Chicago, and Sydney offices. He has 25 years experience of audit, accounting and business consulting, and has particular expertise in conducting financial due diligence on

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Eve Pollard, OBE

Eve Pollard is a broadcaster and a journalist.  Eve Pollard is often referred to as ‘The First Lady of Fleet Street’.  She was one of the first female editors of a national newspaper in the UK, editing the Sunday Mirror from 1987-1991 and the Sunday Express from 1991-1994. In 1985

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Jason Harris

A British National, Jason is a Chartered Development & Investment Surveyor with 20 years’ experience in real estate, infrastructure & socio-economic development planning. Jason holds an Honours degree in Business and Finance from Sheffield (UK) and an MSc with Distinction in Real Estate from Birmingham (UK). Jason is the CEO

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Carla Aerts

Founder of Refracted! an online global inter-disciplinary learning and education community, Carla, an inter-disciplinarian and change maker, mentor and is often involved in reinvention of education programmes. An EdTech thought leader and learning scientist, she recently ran a global EdTech catalyst and Think Tank: the Tmrw Institute bringing international education

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