The Management Board in Ireland, better known as the Board of Directors, is a body made up of members with experience and expertise in their fields, and its purpose is to manage the organisation in accordance with legal regulations for Companies Limited by Guarantee in Ireland by supervising and controlling the organisation so that it operates effectively and efficiently.

The Companies Act 2014

Joseph Joyce

Chairperson of the Board

Joe is a business transformation expert with multiple years experience in global leadership roles. Strong advocate of collaboration, digitisation, innovation and sustainability. Joe's focus is directed on finance and strategy. He is a member of a two subcommittees: Finance & Audit Committee and Programmes Committee.

Brendan Dempsey

Company Director

Regional Vice-President of the Saint Vincent de Paul organisation. He is also the founder and director of the network of Board Bia Food Banks. Associated with the Together-Razem Centre since 2005, when he was the first to notice the problem of homelessness among Poles and reached the Polish community asking them to help their own people. On Brendan's initiative, the main office of Saint Vincent de Paul on Tuckey Street was available to the Together-Razem volunteers every Wednesday. Brendan has been supporting families in poverty for years, helping them with food, and is very well-known throughout Cork as an openhearted person.

Sylvia Adamska


Sylvia has a MA degree in History from her Polish Alma Mater University of Wroclaw and a Higher Diploma in HR Management from UCC in Cork. Sylvia has vast experience in working with Community and Voluntary Service sector in Ireland. Teacher back in her home country (Poland), supporting local communities and empowering people to execute their rights and entitlement in Ireland. Sylvia lives in West Cork. She volunteer with Together-Razem and Irish Red Cross. She is a member of two subcommittees: Programmes & Stakeholders Feedback and Governance

Vourneen O'Mahony


Vourneen is a graduate of University College Cork and has experience as a social worker, counsellor and outreach worker, project manager, fieldwork practice teacher UCC and International Universities, addiction counsellor. Board Memberships: Cork City Partnership Ltd (Community Representative) Area Development Management Ltd Togher Link Up Ltd (founder member) Practice Advisory Board U.C.C Vourneen sits in the Stakeholders Governance Engagement and Feedback Subcommittee

Cormac Nagle


A fully Qualified ACCA Accountant and highly competent finance professional with +20 years industry involvement. Has gained experience across a broad range of business segments including; banking, pharma and most recently in the electronics manufacturing, logistics and services (EMS) sector where he has held several senior positions over the last 15 years with exposure to a fast-paced multinational environment. A result driven, commercially aware individual that thrives on working in close collaboration with the wider business groups to facilitate ambitious growth and other strategic initiatives. Cormac sits in Finance and Audit Subcommittee.

Joanna Kossykowska


Joanna possesses a Master's degree in International Business and Bachelor's degree in Business & Management from TU Dublin. Currently, she is writing her doctoral dissertation on the lived experience of two generations of Polish migrants in Ireland. She has experience in working closely with people from different countries. She’s volunteering across Communities as a member of the Parent Association, Pastoral Council, Tidy Town, and a Volunteer Coordinator at Together-Razem. She is a lecturer at one of Dublin universities and lives in Dublin North.

John Tyler

Director & Company Secretary

Highly experienced finance professional with significant commercial experience, 10 years + at senior management level across multiple sectors, including manufacturing, supply chain, luxury brand manufacturing and distribution. A Finance Business Partner with extensive experience in a multi-national work environment, A strong people manager and skilled in communicating accounting concepts to non-finance personnel. John holds a position of Company Secretary and Company Director and is a member Finance and Audit Subcommittee.