Who We Are
Unlike many other charities, Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland has no paid directors or board members, thus ensuring that vital money raised goes directly to helping children. This way we can supply services, equipment and support to children across the whole of Ireland through our fundraising and donations given to our charity.
Director & CEO
Derek O’Neill is an Internationally acclaimed psychotherapist, motivational speaker, author, martial arts sensei and humanitarian.
Director & Treasurer
Sean Kavanagh is based in Castlemaine Co Kerry. He is a self-employed accountant who runs his own general practice. Sean has three young children.
Rachelle Gaskell joined the board of Variety Ireland in May 2021 and has over 17 years of Charity Volunteering Experience with Variety the Children’s Charity.
Sean Corrigan joined the board of Variety Ireland in January 2020 has also worked with voluntary organisations in rural communities for over 15 years.
Kristen Foran joined the board of Variery Ireland in June 2023. With many years of charity experience, Kristen also serves on the Board of NCBI and chairs their Foundation Board.
Head of Marketing & Fundraising
Kevin O’Brien has been part of the Variety Ireland team for over 6 years. As a family man with children, Kevin has over 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing.
Company Secretary & IT Manager
Sharon Wright joined Variety Ireland as a volunteer in 2007, developing and maintaining their online presence.
Since 2013, Sharon has also been involved in the administration side of the charity and…