JULIAN BENSON

Chairman

Julian is one of Ireland’s leading talent agents and choreographers who has
built a hugely successful career in the entertainment industry both at home
and abroad. Having lived with cystic fibrosis all his life he has established
the foundation to provide much needed services for cf patients and their
families. His motto is “Life is not a dress rehearsal so live your best life”

AISLING HURLEY

Chief Executive Officer   Breast Cancer Ireland

Aisling has over 30 years experience working in the not for profit sector in Ireland.  She was involved in creating and developing the University of Limerick Foundation (1989-1997) and then on relocating to Dublin, has worked on many capital campaigns across the education, arts and health sectors.  Aisling established Breast Cancer Ireland in 2012 with its current Chairman and is passionate about making a difference to those diagnosed with this disease.   This passion is evident in her willingness to support the establishment of The Julian Benson CF Foundation.

EOGHAN MC DERMOTT

TV and Radio Broadcaster

Eoghan is a politics and Irish graduate of UCD and is best known as tv and radio presenter in Ireland and Australia.

He currently presents THE EOGHAN MC DERMOTT SHOW ON RTE 2FM. An Ambassador for Pieta House he knows  Julian over 17yrs having first met in UCD and have had a long lasting friendship ever since. Eoghan is excited and passionate about helping Julian achieve his goal and looks forward to the future ahead.

SARAH MCKENNA

Microsoft

Sarah McKenna has 24 years’ experience in the high-tech business sector. She has worked extensively across the telecoms and software sectors and enjoys taking businesses from incubation to multi-million dollar companies.

Currently working at Microsoft, Sarah embraces their culture of ‘Empowering every person and business on the planet to achieve more’. Working with The Julian Benson CF Foundation, Sarah hopes to help CF patients achieve their full potential. It is a cause she has been passionate about since the age of 14, when she met her best friend and CF sufferer, Julian Benson.

DEREK MC GRATH

Managing Director   Core Capital

Having worked extensively in the finance, property and investment sector for over 15 years Derek brings his wealth of knowledge and expertise managing strategy investment portfolios to the foundation. He is delighted to be able to support the foundation in achieving its goals in helping cystic fibrosis patients and their families.

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