Siobhan Walsh has more than 20 years experience in the humanitarian aid & development sector as a community worker, volunteer, and marketing professional. She began her career with Concern at the international headquarters of Concern Worldwide in Dublin.
In 1995, Walsh transferred to the US to start the first affiliate for Concern - Concern Worldwide US. Along with a regional office in Chicago, Concern Worldwide US today is responsible for raising funds from private and government sources to support program in 28 countries; recruiting personnel for international positions; managing a domestic development education program in US high schools and representing the worldwide network of Concern at the UN and other major forums.
Walsh was appointed to her current position in 1996, following a term at Concern Worldwide’s Dublin office, where she set up a corporate fundraising team and led a ‘Houses for Life’ marketing campaign that won the Best European and Overseas Marketing Campaign.
During her tenure in the US, Walsh has developed successful partnerships with a number of major US institutions and corporations—including a vital strategic alliance with Mutual of America, whose Chairman, President & CEO Tom Moran today chairs the board of Concern Worldwide US.
The New York-based Walsh has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2007 Young Global Leader. She is a member of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, the National Society of Fundraising Executives and an active member of Interaction, a coalition of 170 international NGOs.
Walsh’s work has involved extensive travel to Haiti, Rwanda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and more recently to Sudan, Chad and Mozambique. She holds a degree in French and Economics, a post-graduate Diploma in International Marketing and a post-graduate Degree in Social/ Economic Policy and Community Development.