About Us

Edmund Rice Development (ERD) is a development agency dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice. We collaborate to support the sustainability of Edmund Rice Mission by sourcing funding, building donor engagement and working with our partners in mission to improve development capacity. We are committed to transparency and accountability, and to an efficient, effective operation that impacts positively on the lives of people made poor.

Edmund Rice responded to the marginalised of his time. Today, through compassionate presence and seeking mutual transformation, Edmund Rice Mission promotes human rights and fullness of life for all, especially those made poor. Edmund Rice Mission is shaped by the Sustainable Development Goals1 – 17 global goals including those to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, and to ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education by 2030.

Our Strategy 2017-21 sets out how ERD can better support Edmund Rice Mission as we work together with our partners and supporters for the liberation of people and communities. We will ensure people living in poverty are at the centre of everything we do and every decision we make. This new strategy is our opportunity to build on the good work of the past, and to support the sustainable development of Edmund Rice Mission in the three areas of Community Development, Education and Advocacy.

1 www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment

ERD Team

  • Jenni Barrett, Chief Executive
  • Fiona Dowling, Programme Manager
  • Emma Hennessy, Programme Officer
  • David Roche, Project Officer
  • Paul Mulligan, Finance Officer
  • Abigail Carney, Communications and Administration



Board of Directors

  • Br Alfred Banda (Zambia)
  • Mr Matthew Breen (Chair)
  • Br John Casey
  • Mr John Cooley
  • Br Anthony Mark McDonnell
  • Br Dean McGlaughlin (Australia)
  • Mr Anthony O’Keeffe
  • Br Daniel Fintan O’Keeffe

Edmund Rice Development,
Edmund Rice House,
North Richmond Street,
Dublin 1
Tel: 353 1 8196782

Registered Office: 2/3 Terminus Mills, Clonskeagh Road, Dublin 6
Edmund Rice Development is a registered company limited by guarantee registered in Ireland.
Charity Registration Number: CHY 18492
Company Number: 463400
CRA Number: 20071004


Board of Directors

  • Mr Peter Ainsworth
  • Br George Gordon
  • Mr Paul Griffiths
  • Mr Mark Vincent Holland
  • Br Julian McDonald (Chair)
  • Br Daniel Fintan O’Keeffe
  • Br Clement Sindazi Mukuka (Zambia)

“Edmund Rice Development” is a trading name of Edmund Rice Bicentennial Trust
Hale Barns,
WA15 0HF,
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)161 904 0786

Registered Office: 3rd Floor, New Oxford House, 75 Dale St, Liverpool L2 2HT, England
Edmund Rice Development is a registered company limited by guarantee registered in the UK & Wales
Charity Reg. No. CHY1098358
Co. Reg. No: 4229228


We are committed to using donations to Edmund Rice Development to work with people in the world’s poorest communities to transform lives.

We work hard to make sure we achieve as much possible with the funds we receive in order to ensure they have the maximum positive impact possible on the project, programme or people you are supporting.

We are committed to ensuring accountability in our operation and make sure we are fully transparent about how we use your donations. To find out more about how and where your money is spent, please read our Donor Impact Report.

Read more on ERD’s governance and compliance.