Our People

The Hygiene Bank Ireland is made up solely of volunteers who are passionate about tackling hygiene poverty. Everyone who supports The Hygiene Bank Ireland with their time, does so working around jobs, families and other commitments. We are truly grateful for the support of our volunteers.

Head Office

Rosie McDonagh

Co-Founder & Head of Operations

Ciára Dalton

Co-Founder & Head of Marketing and Campaigns

Sorcha Killian

Co-Founder & Head of Finance

Rhys Doyle

Head of IT

Rosie McDonagh

Co-Founder & Head of Operations

Rosie set up The Hygiene Bank Dublin in 2019 and has developed it from a small community group to a national organisation that supports hundreds of individuals. Rosie has been involved in recruiting and supporting THBI volunteers across Ireland to tackle hygiene poverty and support those in financial need.Rosie uses her previous experience as a fundraiser and from her day job as a grants executive to raise funds so additional products can be purchased to provide further support. Rosie became passionate about hygiene poverty when learning about the work of The Hygiene Bank in the UK and saw a gap in provision in Ireland. The more she speaks to Community Partner organisations, the more she sees the need for the work that The Hygiene Bank Ireland does.

Ciára Dalton

Co-Founder & Head of Marketing and Campaigns

Ciára joined the Dublin team in January 2020. Since then, she has gotten more and more involved. During the initial lockdowns, Ciára took over a lot of the logistical side of the project and was responsible for collecting and dropping donations to our community partners. Ciára also set out to grow the social media presence for The Hygiene Bank in Ireland. Ciára is now responsible for the main Hygiene Bank Ireland social media pages and creates the marketing materials for any national campaigns. Ciára is also Chair of the Board. Ciara is a qualified barrister with a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Masters in International Human Rights Law, and works with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

Sorcha Killian

Co-Founder & Head of Finance

Sorcha joined the Hygiene Bank in November 2019. With a background in financial management she took on the Treasurer role and works alongside all Ireland locations helping them to organise their budgets and plan their year. She is also responsible for reporting all production collections and donations to our various charity partners.Sorcha is passionate about startup organisations and works for a venture firm that helps startups transform public services. She particularly loves medtech and edtech industries as she feels they make tangible differences to the lives of everyone

Rhys Doyle

Head of IT

Rhys joined The Hygiene Bank Ireland in February 2021. Tasked with developing and maintaining the IT environment of an ever growing organisation Rhys hit the ground running. He developed and continues to develop the THBI website always with a view to expanding our reach and informing the Irish public on the issue of hygiene poverty.Rhys has a Bachelors in Physics from DCU and is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics. He is believes that technology can bring about real change in our society and is focused on doing all he can to bring about a world that is equal for all.

Board of Trustees

Ciára Dalton

Chair | Trustee

Gráinne Madden

Trustee

Krupesh Patel

Trustee

Danny McGinley

Trustee

Ciára Dalton

Chair | Trustee

Ciára joined the Dublin team in January 2020. Since then, she has gotten more and more involved. During the initial lockdowns, Ciára took over a lot of the logistical side of the project and was responsible for collecting and dropping donations to our community partners. Ciára also set out to grow the social media presence for The Hygiene Bank in Ireland. Ciára is now responsible for the main Hygiene Bank Ireland social media pages and creates the marketing materials for any national campaigns. Ciára is also Chair of the Board. Ciara is a qualified barrister with a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Masters in International Human Rights Law, and works with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

Gráinne Madden

Trustee

Gráinne is a specialist in Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and responsible business practice. After a corporate career that spanned various functions, she set up GMJ Associates in 2004 to provide advice and training to organisations in compliance and ethical practice. She also teaches Corporate Responsibility to MBA students in Trinity College Dublin and Griffith College Dublin. She brings trustee experience from the charity and civil society sectors.

Krupesh Patel

Trustee

Krupesh Patel has over 25 years of experience within the financial services industry and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of a fund management company based in Dublin. Krupesh grew up in Kenya and during the course of his career, has lived in London and Asia.

Krupesh also serves as a director and chair of the Finance and HR Committee of Le Cheile Mentoring, a national volunteer mentoring and family support service. In addition to being a long-suffering Newcastle United fan in his spare time, Krupesh enjoys travelling and reading crime fiction.

Danny McGinley

Trustee

Danny is the founder and Executive Director of Kestrel Capital, a Dublin based wealth and investment management business. Danny has spent the past 17 years in the wealth management industry having previously been employed as a Director of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management and a Portfolio Manager at Goodbody Stockbrokers. Danny previously trained as a Chartered Accountant in the tax department of Andersen and KPMG.

Danny graduated with a BA in Accounting & Finance and holds a Masters of Business Studies in Accounting from Dublin City University. Danny is a member of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Irish Institute of Taxation, and the Irish Institute of Bankers and is a Registered Representative of the Irish Stock Exchange.