CCI Board of Directors

Bruno Lucas, Chairperson

Bruno Lucas is the Chairperson of the CCI's board of trustees. He became a member of the board in 2014 and was subsequently elected chairperson at the beginning of 2015.

Bruno has 22 years of experience in Information Technology, innovation, management and delivery of services, including significant experience at senior levels within the Financial Services and Telecommunication industries.

As a Director in Great West Life Europe, Canada Life, and Irish Life, Bruno was instrumental in designing and implementing technology solutions across Europe and designed strategies to build and maintain cost-effective technology solutions. Bruno joined Eir Business in 2015 and took the responsibility of the Managed Services Centre architecture and systems. 

Bruno linked up with Crohn's & Colitis Ireland with a particular focus on helping the organisation to articulate and implement their digital strategy.

Eoin Massey, Honorary Secretary

Eoin graduated with a Bachelor of Business and Enterprise Degree and a Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship Honours Degree from IADT - Dun Laoghaire. He went on to study accountancy while training with Friel Stafford Corporate Recovery and was accepted as a full member of Certified Public Accountants Ireland in 2014. He was accepted as a full member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2015. He moved to PKF O’Connor, Leddy & Holmes Limited in 2017, where he currently holds the role of Advisory and Restructuring Manager. His work experience largely entails day to day management of liquidation appointments, corporate and personal debt restructuring, preparation of business plans for start-ups and companies seeking funding and preparation of business valuation reports.

Alan Richardson, Treasurer

Alan Richardson is a qualified accountant with qualifications in Irish and International taxation.  Alan has 16 years finance experience in multinational environments having held positions within pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors. During his career he has built a reputation for operational excellence, innovative strategic thinking, working with the highest level of integrity with a deep and passionate commitment to his stakeholders. 

Emma Anderson, IBD Nurse Specialist Adviser

Emma is from Drogheda and trained to be a nurse in the Southern Area College of Nursing in Craigavon, Co.Armagh.  Emma worked in Endoscopy in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda until moving to the GI Unit in the Mater Hospital, Dublin.  She returned to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital and has been IBD CNS there for 9 years having set up the service in 2012. Emma completed a higher diploma in Gastroenterology Nursing in 2003, and studied to become a Nurse Prescriber in 2015.  Emma is the current chair of the IBDNAI. 

Ciarán Davis, Board Member

Ciarán Davis has been a director of Crohn's & Colitis Ireland since 2007 and served as Honorary Secretary from 2011 to 2019. Ciarán has been involved in delivering many projects for the CCI and and has been involved in  supervising the operations/support functions. He is especially proud of Living Well with IBD, which is our offering of the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP). Through a partnership between CCI and Beaumont Hospital which started in 2012, Ciarán trained first as a CDSMP leader and then a master trainer in Stanford University. He was a passionate advocate for CCI to roll out the programme to people who are living with IBD. Ciarán was the programme director for Living Well with IBD and worked on the successful roll out of the first courses in 2018 and now works with the HSE to deliver the programme online (as 'Living Well') during Covid. He has been called on to advise self-management coordinators in the HSE as they roll out CDSMP programmes nationally. Ciarán has trained over 150 leaders for Living Well with IBD and other organisations who are licensed to provide Stanford CDSMP programmes such as Beaumont Hospital, the HSE, and several other patient support organisations. Ciarán is a graduate of DCU and works as a business analyst in the utilities sector.

Fergal Troy, Board Member

Fergal Troy is a Chartered Surveyor. He got involved in the Crohn's & Colitis Ireland as a patient - Ulcerative Colitis. He felt he was in a position to offer support and help to IBD sufferers. He joined the Youth group as he felt it was a more informal way of offering support to young IBD patients through its peer to peer group and informal information meetings. He is lucky to be in a position where in most part he is symptom free. Earlier this year, Fergal was elected as the Youth Group leader for the European Federation of Crohn's and ulcerative Colitis Associations - EFCCA.

Victoria Spillane, Director

Victoria is a Research Support Officer at APC Microbiome Ireland based in University College Cork. She joined Crohn’s & Colitis Ireland on 2021 where she helped manage Social Media platforms as well as being host to many of the online workshops. Most recently she has joined the Board of Trustees in CCI along with becoming a group facilitator for the online support groups; she is also on hand to provide Stoma support when needed.

Victoria has trained from a Social Science perspective on how best to help others along with progressing into the field of health research via a Master’s in Public Health & Epidemiology.

Victoria has a keen interest in being part of a team that can encourage public patient involvement (PPI) to highlight the importance of the patients voices as well as their loved ones. She is currently a member of the APC Operations team, with an eagerness to encourage further PPI research within the Centre that focuses on gut health. Victoria is passionate about drawing from her own lived experience with IBD for the last 24 years to be an advocate for those who look to have their voices heard while being able to give the Centre and CCI a continued insight from a patient's perspective when needed.