- Director -
Lorraine set up Afanite in March 2013 so that she could use her extensive commercial experience and her passion for non-profits to enhance social impact. Exposure to the non-profit world through volunteering and academic research in her Masters led her to explore how the for-profit, non-profit and public worlds can mutually benefit from a better working relationship.
Lorraine has developed significant expertise in managing and implementing initiatives, in particular in the areas of strategy and policy, mergers and collaboration, and governance. In 2018, Lorraine was appointed Chair of the Credit Union Advisory Committee by the Minister for Finance.
Lorraine is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin with an honours BA in Economics and Geography and Masters of Literature. She also holds a Masters in International Relations from DCU. She continues to undertake executive education and has done so at the University of Texas, Austin and the Harvard Kennedy School, Massachusetts.
- Director -
Richard Bryce is software and tech entrepreneur with more than twenty years of software and start-up experience. His primary roles have been at CEO and co-founder levels during the build phase of venture-backed start-ups in Ireland and the US.
During that time he’s done just about everything you’d expect in a scaling business: bringing new products to market, opening up new markets, finding and building the team, winning customers, raising money, M&A on both the buy and sell side, and running the P&L.
Richard is a Management Science and Information Systems Studies graduate of Trinity College Dublin and also completed a 12-month Leadership course at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.
- Project Manager -
Lisa has 20 years experience in project management, with a particular focus on business analysis, information technology, risk and compliance.
Following a career in Financial Services working on various IT projects and internal audit and risk management, Lisa joined Afanite in 2015. Lisa’s main focus is the delivery of a financial inclusion initiative involving the credit union movement in Ireland aimed at helping those that must rely on moneylenders as a source of credit.
Lisa was involved from the pilot phase and the initiative is now in national roll out mode with more than 100 credit unions involved in Ireland.
Lisa holds an MBS in Management Information Studies from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School where she graduated in the top three in her class. Her primary degree is a BSC in Management Studies from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
- Project Manager -
Tracy is both a focused and self-motivated individual, with a proven track record in all aspects of project management, delivering results on national and international levels.
She has an analytical and logical approach to problem solving, has excellent communication skills with the ability to build strong client relationships. Focused on a customer led attitude she has a demonstrable ability to deliver projects within budget, on-schedule and before deadline.
Prior to Afanite, Tracy worked in the Sub-Surface Technology division of the Independent Oil and Gas explorer, Tullow Oil PLC and LM Ericsson Ltd on projects, event management and promoting customer relationships.
Tracy is a fast learner with a recognised ability to adapt to challenges, is an enthusiastic, well-organised and detail-oriented member of the team.