Board of Directors

Sean Silke


Sean is a Human Resources and Executive Coaching Consultant, with close to 30 years experience at Senior Management level within a number of Multi-National companies, most recently leading the  Human Resource function at Medtronic Vascular, with approx 2,400 staff.


John Concannon

john-concannonJohn joined COPE Galway as the Chairman in 2008. Through his vision and his action orientated approach, John was the key driving force behind placing COPE Galway firmly on the map of the hearts and minds of the people of Galway.


Fr Martin Whelan

fr-martin-whelanFr Martin joined the Board of COPE Galway in 2011. Because COPE Galway was originally set up by the Diocese, our constitution offers a permanent seat to the Diocese .  Fr Martin is the Diocesan Secretary.  In this role, he plays a key part in maintaining a profile, and support of our work across the many parishes in Galway city and County.


Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy is a General Practitioner and Professor of General Practice. He joined the Board of COPE Galway in May 2011. Andrew holds a dual role of practising GP in Turloughmore and as Foundation Professor of General Practice at NUI Galway.