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- Sharon Hughes, CEO
- Jason Aughney, Development Manager
- Mary Scally, Director of Student Academic Affairs & Welfare
- Bernard Kennedy, Finance Executive
- Anna Perho, Representation & Engagement Executive
- Caroline, Fabry, Operations Executive
- Murray Aston, Graphic Designer
- Trish Cullen, Student Advisor
- Lucy Malone, Welfare & Equality Executive
Sharon Hughes, CEO
Sharon Hughes has been the Chief Executive Officer of the TU Dublin SU CLG, (previously DIT Students’ Union CLG), since 2017. In her role as CEO she is responsible for the Financial management, Human Resourcing, Risk management and Governance matters of the organisation, and reports on such to the Board of TU Dublin SU CLG.
Sharon’s role is also to act in an advisory capacity to the President of the TU Dublin SU. She manages a team of professional staff, to ensure that TU Dublin SU CLG is providing the necessary logistical, and operational support required by the elected team to undertake their political mandates.
Prior to her role as CEO she was the Development Manager for the DIT Students’ Union CLG, responsible for the Event Management and Communications functions of the Students’ Union. Sharon holds an MA in Political Communications from Dublin City University, Post Graduate Diploma in Event Management and Public Relations from the Fitzwilliam Institute and a Diploma in Auctioneering, Valuations and Estate Agency from the Technological University Dublin. You can see more on Sharon's LinkedIn profile here.
Jason Aughney, Development Manager
Jason Aughney has been the Development Manager for TU Dublin Students’ Union CLG, (previously DIT Students’ Union CLG), since 2018. In his multifaceted role he is responsible for onsite and offsite Events, Marketing bookings/activities, and overall communications across the organisation, of which he reports on to the CEO.
Jason is also responsible for maintaining our current services whilst identifying and investigating the possibility of providing new services for students. He acts as a support to our Events and Engagement Officer whilst keeping with the Communication needs of the Students’ Union President.
Prior to his role in TU Dublin Students’ Union, Jason worked in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown as Students’ Union President for four years and later went to work in eBay for just under two years. You can see more on Jason’s LinkedIn profile here.
Mary Scally, Director of Student Academic Affairs & Welfare
Mary is the Director of Student Academic Affairs & Welfare for TU Dublin Students' Union, having joined the organisation in 2005.
Within this broad remit she is responsible for the work of the Advice Team that handles all student casework, primarily education and welfare matters. She advises the officer team on policy development, strategy, and advocacy within the university structures with particular emphasis on student engagement and training, quality assurance and regulations. Mary is a member of the TU Dublin Academic Council.
Previous to joining the Students Union, Mary held senior management positions in pr & communications, theatre, film as well as training and development.
Mary is a graduate of NUIG in History & English and holds a Higher Diploma in Education.
Bernard Kennedy, Finance Executive
Bernard was appointed Finance Executive in 2022, where his role is to provide Accounting and Reporting services for TU Dublin Students Union.
Bernard is responsible for keeping the Board and Management of the Students’ Union up to date with our current operations, and also collecting payments from customers and for paying suppliers in a timely and effective way.
Prior to Joining the Students’ Union, Bernard has worked in a Charity befriending the aged, and another that seeks to Empower Young Women in Leadership.
Bernard is a graduate of UCD, in Commerce, and holds a Master’s degree from DCU in Treasury. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Anna Perho, Representation & Engagement Executive
Anna was appointed as the Student Representation and Engagement Executive in TU Dublin Students’ Union CLG in 2021. In this role she oversees and supports the efficient operation of all democratic functions of the Students’ Union whilst focusing on developing and building membership and stakeholder engagement.
Anna is the primary staff contact for all democratic procedures and representative systems and ensures the Executive team are fully supported in their work in this area. She is responsible for the organisation and delivery of all Union elections and provides administrative support to the Student Council, the highest democratic body of the Students’ Union.
Prior to joining TU Dublin Students’ Union, Anna studied in Tampere University, Finland obtaining Masters degrees in both Adult Education and Administration and where she was an active member of student organisations. She has worked in recruitment and career coaching, and has postgraduate qualifications in teaching.
Caroline Fabry, Operations Executive
Caroline Fabry was appointed Operations Executive in the TU Dublin SU since 2021. Her role includes supporting the board of directors of the TU Dublin SU CLG for all their meetings, committees, and subcommittees. Her role is multifaced and also includes HR support to both operational staff and elected sabbatical officers.
Before joining the Students Union, Caroline worked for a non-profit in the homelessness sector as project manager and in an international NGO in fundraising. She holds a master’s degree in Political Sciences.
Murray Aston, Graphic Designer
Murray has been working for TU Dublin SU CLG in the capacity of Graphic Designer since 2019.
Murray’s varied life experience and visual flare has brought a new ‘finishing-touch’ to the production of TU Dublin SU promotion. Working closely with the Development Manager and Communications Executive, Murray helps to build the officers visions into briefs with real World outcomes.
“This job gives me the opportunity to express the best interests of a campaign without omission, pure creativity.”
Previous to this role, Murray lived and worked in both Argentina and México. Taking leave to return to education in 2015 to study BA Hons. Visual Communication in TU Dublin. Murray is currently involved in the application process of furthering his education with Post-graduate studies due to commence in January 2021.
Trish Cullen, Student Advisor
Trish Cullen has been a Student Advisor of TU Dublin SU CLG, (previously Dublin Institute of Technology SU CLG) since 2012.
Trish is responsible for front-line information and advice service in Education & Welfare for students on campus. Trish is responsible for the provision of accurate and appropriate advice and information to students in relation to welfare and education matters, in line with TU Dublin SU CLG policies and practice in terms of confidentiality, boundaries, record-keeping and excellent customer service.
Trish is also responsible for the administration of the Class Rep system and local democracy (including elections) the campus.
Lucy Malone, Welfare & Equality Executive
Lucy Malone began her time in TU Dublin SU CLG as a Student Advisor in 2021. Having had such a major impact in her role in such a short period, Lucy progressed to the position of Welfare & Equality Executive in 2022.
Lucy’s role involves supporting the work of the Elected Officers by assisting them in the development and delivery of our services in the welfare and equality area. This includes assisting the team in the implementation of campaigns and supporting policy development, aimed at enhancing the student experience for all our members.
Lucy holds a BA in Media Production Management and Higher Diploma in Radio Programming and Production.