Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees of Friends of Bethlehem University in Ireland:

  • Chairman: Professor John Kelly
    Professor Emeritus, University College Dublin,
    Dean of Engineering and Architecture, Registrar and Deputy President 1986 – 1994,
    Senior Fulbright Professor, University of Maryland, USA, 1969 – 1970.
  • Honorary Secretary: Dr. Mark Richardson
    Professor Emeritus, University College Dublin.
  • Honorary Treasurer: Dr. Niall Holohan
    Chairman of the Irish Arab Chamber of Commerce.
    Formerly the Irish Government’s Representative to the Palestinian Authority,
    retired civil servant, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.


  • Dr. Patrick Cunningham
    Professor of Animal Genetics, Trinity College Dublin,
    Chief Scientific Adviser to the Irish Government, 2007-12.
  • Dr. Vincent Durac
    Lecturer in Middle East Politics, University College Dublin.
    Annual Visiting Professor in Middle East Politics, University of Bethlehem.
  • Prof. Dermot McAleese
    Emeritus Whately Professor of Political Economy,
    Trinity College Dublin 1979 – 2005,
    Director of the Central Bank of Ireland 1979 – 1992.
  • Dr. Peter McEvoy.
  • Patrick McGuckian
    Former Director Almarai, Saudi Arabia,
    Lifetime career in international food production and farming with Masstock company.
  • Isolde Moylan
    Former Irish Ambassador to Palestine.
  • De La Salle Brother Stephen Deignan
    retired Principal in schools in both the North and South of Ireland.