Our senior management team
Our senior management team
Director of Finance and Operations
Stuart joined Jigsaw in 2019 as Director of Finance & Operations and is also Company Secretary to the Board. He has a particular focus on stakeholder management, governance and compliance.
Stuart is a Chartered Accountant having trained in PwC. He has worked in senior roles across various industries and most recently was a partner in a specialist financial advisory practice. He has significant experience in change management, financial process improvement and leading the strategic development of growth orientated organisations. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University College Dublin (UCD).
Director of Education and Community
Siobhán joined the Jigsaw Team as Education and Training Manager in January 2016 and was appointed Director of Education and Community in 2019.
However, she has worked with Jigsaw as a Consultant Trainer since 2011. She established her own Independent Consultancy and Training Company ‘Health Promotion, Training and Support Services’ in 2003 and over the past 13 years, she has worked with a broad range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations supporting them to implement health, organisational development and training initiatives.
Siobhán has also completed a number of youth mental health-specific research projects including ‘A Voice Being Heard’ A research report on Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing in North Dublin. Prior to that, she worked with the National Youth Council of Ireland as the National Youth Health Programme Coordinator for 10 years, where there was a significant focus on youth mental health. Siobhán has a specific expertise in the design, development and delivery of education and training programmes based on adult learning principles and experiential learning.
Siobhán’s favourite book: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson & the sequels, the Girl who Played with Fire & The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
If you were to share one piece of advice with your teenage self, what would it be? Don’t take life too seriously!
Director of Services
Sarah worked in a number of management roles in Pobal, a not for profit organisation that manages funding programmes on behalf of government departments in the areas of early years, social inclusion, equality and reconciliation.
Sarah has a Degree in Psychology & Sociology from Trinity College Dublin and MSc Sociology & Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics & Political Science. After her studies she worked for a time with a small charity in London before returning to Ireland to work on a project in the Irish Prisons Service aimed at developing pathways for prisoners to find employment on release from prison.
Sarah’s favourite book: The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle and all things Harry Potter
If you were to share one piece of advice with your teenage self, what would it be? There are lots of ways to be successful. See everything as a stepping stone.
Director of Communications and Fundraising
Ballinasloe-born Mike joined Jigsaw in October 2016 from overseas children’s NGO Plan International Ireland.
With an extensive background in marketing, communications and fundraising, Mike’s role involves the strategic positioning of Jigsaw as a central character in the Irish story of young people’s mental health, a character with deep experience, a reasoned voice, a nationwide presence and an intelligent, yet passionate, approach. A character that supports the mental health and welfare of young people and that can articulate this support to all stakeholders in a way that inspires support, loyalty and action.
Mike’s favourite book: The Inner Game of Tennis by Tim Gallwey.
One piece of advice to your teenage self: It’s OK. Everything will work out in the end.
Dr Gillian O’Brien
Gillian has been our Clinical Director since 2014. Prior to that she held the position of Direction of Education and Training and Clinical Manager, Jigsaw Ballymun. Gillian is responsible for clinical governance across Jigsaw's growing network of services nationwide and online.
Before joining Jigsaw in 2010, Gillian worked in roles in CAMHS, primary care and early intervention. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology in Trinity College Dublin and her doctorate in clinical psychology in Queen’s University Belfast. Gillian also holds a professional diploma in clinical leadership from the RSCI. Gillian is a member of the Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council, the CORU Registration Board for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and the Council for the Psychological Society of Ireland Council.
Chief Executive Officer
At Jigsaw, Joseph leads the Senior Management Team to bring together the three main areas of our work – influencing change, strengthening communities and delivering services. He also works closely with our Board to evolve and implement the strategic plan for Jigsaw.
Originally from Sligo, Joseph’s interest in working with young people began with his local youth club. There he saw first-hand how dealing with small issues locally, before they became bigger issues, really seemed to work for young people. He holds an MBA in Health Services Management from the Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin (UCD), a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Trinity College Dublin (TCD), and is a Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).
Joseph has more than twenty years of experience in managing and delivering mental health services. Joseph has previously held senior positions with the Irish Prison Service, the Psychological Society of Ireland and the Granada Institute. He held the post of Director of Clinical Support with Jigsaw from August 2011 to June 2012 and until November 2016 he held the post of Chief Operating Officer.
Joseph’s favourite book: That They May Face The Rising Sun by John McGahern.
If you were to share one piece of advice with your teenage self, what would it be? Have fun, you will be old long enough!