Jacqueline O’Donovan joins IYF (UK) Board of Trustees

Leading businesswoman Jacqueline O’Donovan has been appointed a trustee of the Irish Youth Foundation (UK)

O’Donovan is Managing Director of north London-based O’Donovan Waste Disposal and was last month given the Freedom of the City of London by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in recognition of her dedication to the transport industry.

John Dwyer, Chairman of the IYF, said:  “I am delighted that Jacqueline has agreed to join the IYF as a board trustee. Jacqueline has the operational and strategic skills to help us take the charity to a new level and thus provide even further funds for youth-related projects in Britain and Northern Ireland. Jacqueline joins at a time when we have good momentum in the organisation and she will work with me and the other trustees to build on that momentum and help redefine the IYF for the future.”

Restauranteur Richard Corrigan, who is a trustee of IYF, commented: “It been a pleasure to be involved with the IYF and it is great to see the excellent work of its founders, including Mary Clancy and Nessa O’Neill, being carried into the next phase. Jacqueline will be a great addition to the trustee team and I am sure she will embrace our ethos of raising money and having fun. I very much look forward to working with Jacqueline.”

Jacqueline O’Donovan said: “I am delighted to be joining the board of the IYF as a trustee. It is a new and exciting challenge for me and I look forward to playing my part and helping to support the many excellent charities that benefit from grants from the IYF.”