Members of the COPE Galway Board
Our Board of Directors are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation.
All our board members volunteer their time, and offer a diverse range of experience and knowledge to support and direct our work.
CHAIR, Business Representative
Eamon Bradshaw (Chair)
Eamon joined the board as our new Chairman in October 2017. He is the Planning and Development Project Director of Port of Galway, a role that brings him into constant contact with government agencies and businesses in Galway. Eamon supports many local charities, sporting bodies, and community groups including COPE Galway.
Hannah Kiely is a Non-Executive Director with long and extensive experience at board level across a number of sectors. She is former CEO of Galway 2020, and a past president of Galway Chamber. Hannah holds a Diploma and Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors. She has been involved with COPE Galway for many years and in particular areas such as the annual Business Sleepout, the new Domestic Abuse refuge, Modh Eile House and governance of the organisation.
Education & Quality Representative
Seamus is Head of Department of Biopharmaceutical & Medical Science at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). Prior to that, Seamus held various roles within the Pharmaceutical / Biopharmaceutical industry and remains a consultant in the area of Quality to the Pharma, Biopharma and Medical Device sectors. Seamus is Chairperson of Shark Swimming Club in Galway city.
Father Joe Roche
Father Joe was ordained in 1987 and has served in parishes around Galway City and County, and County Clare. He is currently working in Ardrahan and Kilchreest.
Padraic joined COPE Galway’s Board in 2019 bringing with him many years of international business experience. A Dublin native, Padraic grew up in Salthill, graduating from NUIG with a B. Comm and later an MBA. He set up Chameleon Colour Systems in 1992 and is a member of the Regional committee of IBEC. Still an active sports participant and fan, Padraic trained and managed local under age teams for many years.
Enda Mc Guane is a highly experienced property professional with over 20 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors. Enda is currently the Managing Director of Winters Property. He is also a member of Galway County Council’s Housing Strategic Policy Committee and Chambers Ireland Housing Taskforce, Property Industry Ireland’s Market Supply and Demand Committee as well as the CIF’s Western and Midlands Infrastructure Forum. Enda is a frequent commentator on housing issues in the media and a regular speaker at housing policy conferences.