Our Trustees

Séamus McManus(he/him) - Chairperson

Séamus is an experienced HR and organisation development professional, a PRINCE2-qualified project manager, and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. He holds a BA in psychology from Trinity College Dublin; an MPhil in innovation, strategy and organisation from the University of Cambridge; and an MSc in international economic studies from Maastricht University. In his current position as a senior manager in the Civil Service, he has held roles in HR, organisational development, risk and project management. He previously worked as a consultant with people and organisational advisory firm Korn Ferry. Séamus joined the Board in 2020 and took on the role of Chairperson in 2021. He has also previously served as a director of EQUATE, an education equality charity.

Keith McCarthy (he/him) - Deputy Chairperson

Keith is a human resources and organisational development professional with more than two decades of experience working in industry and as a consultant in professional services. Keith is a past Group Director of HR for the RCSI hospitals group, where he provided strategic and operational oversight for seven hospitals and over 11,000 staff. Keith is a regular contributor/ conference speaker providing practical advice and insights into HR, change management, and people capability.

Kumarin Athiemoolam (he/him) - Treasurer

Kumarin is a qualified Chartered Accountant working in Digital Transformation while having gained wide-ranging experience in Big 4 audit in both Ireland and South Africa within the retail, consumer and media industries. Kumarin also has previous financial management experience in the renewable energy sector.

Kelly Mackey(she/her) - Company Secretary

Kelly is an associate solicitor in a large Dublin commercial law firm where she advises public, private and civil society organisations on data protection,  privacy, commercial contracting, and corporate governance and compliance. Kelly has been involved in either a professional or voluntary capacity in a number of civil society organisations over the past two decades including Amnesty International Ireland, BeLonG To Youth Services, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland and has previously served on the boards of each of the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the Irish Family Planning Association. 

Dr. Martine Cuypers(she/her)

Martine is a dedicated educator, researcher and change-maker with nearly three decades of experience in voluntary and statutory organisations in equality, diversity and inclusion, education, culture and the arts in Ireland and abroad. Martine teaches Classics at Trinity College Dublin, where her courses focus on ancient social and cultural questions that remain astonishingly relevant today. As a former chairperson of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), an organisation born in Outhouse, Martine understands Outhouse's past significance, and she is passionate about envisioning its future.

Etain Kidney (she/her)

Etain is Head of the School of Marketing at TU Dublin. She holds a PhD in Inclusive Entrepreneurship, and her research currently explores sustainability, digital marketing, and education. A founding member of the Pink Ladies Hockey Club, she has worked with various LGBTQ+ and sporting grounds for more than a decade.

Dr. Emma Dwan O'Reilly(she/her)

Emma has worked across the cultural, heritage, museum and charity sectors. Her experience includes shaping the creative development of heritage and visitor attractions, working in partnership, and leading on experiences, programming, fundraising and communications across a portfolio of visitor attractions. Emma is the Head of Operations at Dublin City Council Culture Company. Previously, during her time at conservation charity the National Trust in the UK, Emma was co-chair of the national LGBTQ+ Network and Steering Group, and sat on the National Trust’s Inclusion Council.

Karen O'Sullivan(she/her)

Karen is currently a Managing Director with Accenture, and is the current global head of Solution Innovation for Source to Pay. Karen has also served on the boards of LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Groups in a number of the companies she has worked for. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in solution design and implementation, corporate finance, governance and leadership development. Karen is passionate about human rights, equality, and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture that readily enables the power of belonging for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Jean-Philippe Imbert(he/him)

Jean-Philippe Imbert Lectures in Comparative Literature and Sexuality Studies at Dublin City University. He works on literary, artivist and artistic creations of Mexican, Irish, and French 20th and 21st centuries, focusing on the relationship between sexuality, gender and the aesthetic treatment of evil, trauma or perversion. He has curated international art exhibitions (photography) in Delhi, Dublin and Mexico City. He volunteers for/with LGBTQ+ migrants arriving in Paris (mainly from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). He runs EROSS, a research cluster working on all aspects of all sexualities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.


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