Board Members

Chairperson: Simon Rees

“Simon is Clients and Marketing Director of Idiro Technologies.  A native of Wales, he moved to Ireland in 1996.  In his spare time Simon keeps bees.” Simon joined the CAP board in October 2014.



Director: Fr Sean Mac Giollarnath O’ Carm

Sean is a Carmelite Father. The Carmelite Fathers contribution to CAP is extremely invaluable, they provide us with offices and space to provide our service to the community.  Fr Sean is the parish priest for Our lady of Mount Carmel in Whitefriars Street.  Sean joined the board in September 2015.

Director:  Caroline Norris


Caroline has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years. Most of this time she has worked in the area of homelessness and managed many different services ranging from emergency shelters, supported housing, and tenancy support in the community. She is passionate about the area of prevention and early intervention which is why she is very committed to working with CAP and supporting the development of the organisation to achieve it’s aims.

Director: Frances Daly


Director: Ercus Stewart


Ercus Stewart, SC, has practised at the Bar since 1970.  He is a Senior Counsel since 1982. His practice centres on civil, commercial and labour law, litigation and arbitration.  Mr. Stewart is also a member of the Bars of Northern Ireland, England and Wales and Australia (NSW).  In addition to his law practice, Mr. Stewart is a Chartered Arbitrator, in international and domestic Commercial Arbitration, and Accredited Mediator. He has been a member of,  or  arbitrated under, amongst others,   Law Society, CIArb,  ICC,  the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS – TAS) Lausanne, Switzerland,  Just Sport Ireland, Dublin. His text Arbitration Commentary and Sources published in 2003.  Ercus joined the Board of CAP February 2016.

General Sectary : Patricia McMahon

Patricia works as a Guidance Worker for the Local Employment Service under the Dublin North West Area Partnership and she is based in their Cabra Office. After an administration career in the private sector, Patricia started working for the Partnership in 2001 and took a keen interest in career guidance and how education and training transforms lives. After graduating from Maynooth University in Adult Guidance and Counselling, she moved into the role of Information Officer and then onto her current position, which she holds since 2008. She is a member of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, a Committee Member of the National Local Employment Service Network (LESN) Mediators’ Forum and an approved psychometric tester with the British Psychological Society.

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