John McLean - Chief Executive

John McLean - Chief Executive

John McLean joined Fold Housing as Chief Executive in June 2005. Fold manages 5,000 homes and 25,000 customers via Fold Telecare. Fold employs over 800 staff and has a turnover of £33m.

Prior to joining Fold John held the position of Commercial Director with companies, NIE, the Tyco Group and the Rotary Group. He has worked in manufacturing, contracting and the services sectors in the UK, Europe and the Far East.


Fiona McAnespie RSCN, RGN - Director Of Care Services

Fiona McAnespie RSCN, RGN - Director Of Care Services

Fiona is the Director of Care Services and is responsible for Housing-with-Care, Supported Housing, Day Care, TeleCare and the Staying Put scheme. Fiona has over 20 years’ experience in managing and developing services for all client groups, but for the past 15 years her primary focus has been with older people and people with dementia. Prior to joining Fold, Fiona worked for the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT) where she managed statutory Residential Care, Day Care, Domiciliary Care and Hospital Social Work. Fiona was part of the review team on the modernisation of residential and domiciliary in the SEHSCT.

Fiona was educated at St Columbanus College, Bangor and Sacred Heart of Mary Grammar School, Holywood, she trained in the Royal Group of Hospitals. Fiona is married and has two daughters and one son.


Tina Donaghy - Head of Development

Tina Donaghy - Head of Development

Tina has been working as the Housing and Development Manager for Fold Ireland since August 2008. Tina is responsible for the day to day management of Fold Ireland, its housing services, supporting the Board together with the Development and Operations Sub Committee’s and the delivery of the Associations development programme. Included in this Tina explores all development opportunities, the procurement of land and build contracts, leasing opportunities and off the shelf purchases through the development process to taking the new properties into management and letting.

Tina has over 20 years’ experience gained working for leading housing associations in the UK. She was responsible for the procurement and management of various development projects and programmes from inception through to completion. This included refurbishment and new build projects, brown and green field sites, urban and rural settings. Project values varied from £500,000 through to £10,000,000, with programmes up to £100,000,000.


Martina Conroy - Head of Care Services

Martina Conroy - Head of Care Services

Martina Conroy holds a Masters Degree in dementia studies from Sterling University.

Martina has 20 years’ experience working with and caring for the elderly. Martina has been working with Fold Ireland Housing Association since 2006. Martina was initially employed as a Senior Care Worker, and in 2007 became Housing with Care Manager at Anam Cara. In 2012 Martina was appointed as Fold Irelands’ Care Service Manager for both Anam Cara and Cherryfields Housing with Care Schemes which cares for 112 Residents.   She has since been promoted to  Head of Care Services. Martina also sits on the Local Placement Panel with the HSE, Geriatrician and Social Workers for Dublin area.


Rosaleen Behan - Manager of Cherryfields Housing With Care

Rosaleen Behan - Manager of Cherryfields Housing With Care

Rosaleen holds a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. She was employed by Fold in 2009 as a senior care worker and was appointed to Housing with Care Manager in Cherryfield in 2012. Rosaleen has worked in the care environment for the past 12 years, primarily with frail elderly in residential settings including dementia care. She also is experienced working with children and people with disabilities in residential settings.


Sarah Mulvihill - Manager of Anam Cara Housing With Care

Sarah Mulvihill - Manager of Anam Cara Housing With Care

 Sarah Mulvihill holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care. Sarah joined Fold Ireland in 2017 as Housing with Care Manager at Anam Cara. Sarah has worked in the care environment for the past 9 years, primarily with adults with intellectual disability in  day service and residential settings. For a number of years Sarah also worked in a residential setting with frail elderly, individuals with acquired brain injuries and persons requiring dementia care.


Urs Lanz - Head of Finance

Urs Lanz - Head of Finance

Urs joined Fold Ireland as Head of Finance in 2017. Prior to that, Urs held senior finance positions as Chief Financial Officer for various multinational and national companies both in Ireland and abroad in a range of sectors including construction, charities, manufacturing, hotels and food processing. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork and qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He also holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University, Scotland.