Geraldine Hegarty, Company Secretary

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Geraldine Hegarty

Geraldine Hegarty, Company Secretary

Geraldine Hegarty started up Social Innovations Foundation Ireland for Sr. Stan in 2001, parent organisation of Young Social Innovators, having overseen the setting up of both Young Social Innovators and the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) as independent companies. In 2015, she retired as Chief Finance Officer from ICI and serves as Company Secretary with Young Social Innovators, Immigrant Council of Ireland and Social Innovations Foundation Ireland. Geraldine was previously Director of Marian English Language College, Dublin, for many years, welcoming over 22,000 foreign students to Ireland to learn English and managing a large staff. During this time, Geraldine served on various committees such as the Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services (ACELS) with the Department of Education. Her educational background includes Commerce & Business Studies in UCD and Paris.