Peter Ayton - Chairman
Peter Ayton was an Executive Manager with Dublin City Council. During his career he worked at management level in the Finance and Housing Departments. He has extensive experience of social housing construction, development and policy.
Peter joined the Board of Fold in 2010. Previously, he was Deputy Director of Social Services for the Eastern Health and Social Services Board. His responsibilities included commissioning services for older people, people with mental health needs and people with learning and physical disabilities. He was a member of the Supporting People Commissioning Body (hosted by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive) which was established to oversee funding for supported housing schemes.
Peter is currently Chair of Fold’s Care Services Committee and is also a member of the Finance Committee.
Máire is a corporate partner in Beauchamps Solicitors.
Beauchamps is one of Ireland’s leading full service law firms. Clients include Irish and international companies, financial institutions, owner-managed businesses, not for profit organisations, government and public bodies as well as regulatory authorities. With over 140 people, the firm advises on a range of legal areas including: banking, dispute resolution, commercial property, procurement, construction and regulatory. Máire joined Beauchamps as a partner in November 2006.
Máire is also a member of the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.
John is an economics graduate of Trinity College Dublin and a former employee of the Civil Service with the Department of Transport. He has held senior positions in that Department with the responsibility for road, rail, maritime and aviation matters.
Belinda Ó Conaill
Belinda is a Senior Human Resources Executive with experience that encompasses all elements of HR including key roles in HR Strategy, HR Transformation, Shared Services and the implementation of HR Systems. She has delivered facilitation, strategy development and HR consulting services to voluntary sector organisations and also provides interview coaching to individuals preparing for competency based interviews. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin, a Masters of Business Studies (HR Strategies) from Dublin City University and a Diploma in Employment Law.
Mary is currently Director of Nursing Quality & Clinical services at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care services since 2016. She was previously employed in the Health Service Executive (HSE) as Director of Nursing for services for older people. She has extensive experience in corporate and clinical leadership and management both in Ireland and England.
Within the HSE she realigned services and the way they were delivered and been the driving force to developing new roles to improve efficiencies. In all of her work she sets high standards of practice where the service user is always to the forefront. She has developed a number of service initiatives, new nursing roles and implemented strategic projects locally and regionally.
In her current role she has responsibility for a number of inpatient services and community services in South Dublin .Mary’s professional and academic qualifications include a being a Registered General and Psychiatric Nurse and she holds an MSc in Healthcare Management. Mary was appointed adjunct associate professor at the UCD school of Nursing Midwifery and Health in 2015. She has completed an advanced diploma in coaching.