Sector Supports

40,000 people throughout Ireland access Carmichael Centre services and supports annually.


Carmichael Centre is managed by a full-time CEO and core staff as well as part-time Community Employment (CE) and Community Services Project (CSP) participants. CE and CSP workers are integral to the delivery of support services offered by the centre being employed in a range of areas including reception and office services, housekeeping and catering, security, maintenance and caretaking. A number of CE participants are seconded to resident member groups and other small local organisations, with the training and administration carried out under the direct supervision of the centre.


Lee O'Brien
Facilities Manager

Lee O'Brien first joined Carmichael Centre as a Health and Safety Officer and became our new Facilities Manager in April 2017. He is responsible for room bookings, main office activities, maintenance, cleaning and related functions.

Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí
Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Carmichael Centre, Diarmaid worked as a strategy consultant for over 25 years. In these consulting roles, he was able to work with organisations to help them determine where they want to get to, what they want to achieve, and equally importantly, how they could achieve the goals and targets they set. He is a certified Technical Corporate Governance Assessor in the National Standards Authority of Ireland's (NSAI) and the Institute of Directors in Ireland's (IoD) Swift 3000 Code of Practice for Corporate Governance Assessment. Diarmaid is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Institute of Public Administration and recently joined the Board of the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS).

Derek Grimes
ICT Support Manager

Derek joined Carmichael Centre in 2003 taking on responsibility for ICT related projects. He provides IT technical support to Carmichael Centre member organisations and on a call out basis to Dublin inner city voluntary and community groups. Derek also provides the lead support in IT consultancy projects

Marie Lynch
CE Scheme Supervisor

Marie commenced working in the Carmichael Centre in 1999 on a 3 year FÁS Community Employment Scheme, following which she was appointed to an administration position with The Parkinson's Association of Ireland. In September 2006, Marie was appointed to the position of FÁS C.E. Supervisor, with responsibility for 15 participants all of whom are on a Community Employment Scheme.

Derek O'Reilly
Training Manager

Prior to joining Carmichael Centre in 2008, Derek spent 14 years in overseas aid programme management with both APSO and Health Action Overseas, of which he was CEO for 4 years. In Carmichael Centre, Derek focuses on coordinating and delivering governance and management training programmes, including scheduled training and seminars; customised training and consultancy; as well as the Carmichael Centre governance Code support service. Derek has been involved in the Governance Code Working Group since its inception and is currently on the Governance Code Communications sub-committee.

Josephine Leddy
Payroll Administrator
Ray McKenzie
Maintenance Staff

Ray started working in the Carmichael Centre in 2006. Ray is on a CSP scheme and he is in charge of the maintenance of our three buildings. Ray’s job description is General Building Maintenance, Carpentry and Painting. Ray also has landscaped our beautiful garden here in the Carmichael Centre and he also does work on behalf of the Carmichael Centre for other charities and organisations around the Dublin 7 area.

Andrew Madden
Training and E-Learning Officer

Andrew joined the staff of Carmichael Centre in July 2015 as Training and E-Learning Officer but has a long history of working with the Centre and many other community, voluntary and not for profit organisations for many years. Educated in Project Management, Management Principles and a certified Microsoft Master Instructor, Andrew has successfully worked within the sector to develop IT skills as well as having experience in running his own business. Andrew was also a member of the Council of GAISCE, The President’s Award for Young People (2012-2018) and a member of the Board Oversight Committee of Meath Street Credit Union (2014-2017).

In April 2017 Andrew was awarded a Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship & Governance from the Law Society of Ireland and in 2018 he was awarded a Diploma in Digital Marketing & Strategy from Dublin Business School.

Edel Murphy
Assistant CE Supervisor

Prior to joining the Carmichael Centre in 2016, Edel has been employed in the Community and Voluntary Sector for over 15 years.

During this time Edel has worked for The Simon Community, Focus Ireland, Women’s Aid and Respond! Housing Association. She has had various roles including the delivery of support services and staff supervision.

She has studied Community Development and is currently Assistant CE Supervisor with shared responsibility for 35 CE participants at the Carmichael Centre.