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Ms Catherine Mullarkey

Ms Catherine Mullarkey

Ms Mullarkey is a self-employed property investor, developer and asset manager. Prior to 2005, she worked in financial services in Dublin, primarily involved in commercial lending with both Anglo Irish Bank and KBC. In Anglo, she was responsible for a loan portfolio in excess of €2bn and banking operations. She has significant experience in the structuring and negotiation of large scale property transactions. During the recession (2009-2013) she worked with a number of individuals, banks and receivers, assisting them with their problem loans and assets.

Ms Mullarkey served as a non-executive director with the Dublin Docklands Development Agency from June 2007 to 2012 and was a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and Chair of the Arts and Culture Committee. 

From 2011 to 2014, she established and operated Powerscourt Theatre in Dublin 2, which was, until recently, home to Bewley’s Theatre. In 2014, she co-produced a play, ‘The Rising’, which was written and directed by Joe O’Byrne and toured nationally in 2015 and 2016.   

Ms Mullarkey joined the Board of the Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) in 2017 as a non-executive director. CFI is one of the largest philanthropic organisations in Ireland, which facilitates strategic giving through the provision of donor services and invests back into the community. It funds projects that address the issues faced in many areas; education, children and youth, homelessness and domestic violence, to name a few.

Ms Mullarkey is a Director of ‘Follow Your Dream Company Limited by Guarantee’, a charity based in Clondalkin which supports children to achieve their dreams and goals. She has served as company secretary since it was established in 1999. She was educated at St Mary’s in Baldoyle, Dublin and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1988 from University College Dublin. She subsequently qualified as a certified accountant (ACCA) in 1992.

In 2017, she completed the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction with the Institute of Directors Chartered Director Programme, with a view to taking up a number of non-executive positions. She is very involved in her local community, holding a number of positions in voluntary and sporting organisations. She believes we all have a responsibility to give back to the community when and where we can.