About Us

Edmund Rice Development (ERD) is a development agency established in 2008 in Ireland by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and governed today by an independent board of directors.

ERD is dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice. We collaborate to support the sustainability of our partner projects by sourcing funding, building donor engagement and working with our partners to improve development capacity. ERD is 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 today is shaped by the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 global goals including the eradication of extreme poverty for all people everywhere.

ERD supports the international development projects and programmes of our Edmund Rice Mission partners in the areas of Education (formal and informal), Community Development and Advocacy. We provide funding, development and capacity-building support to over 44 partner projects, benefiting over 41,000 people each year in 13 countries across Africa, India, Latin America and the Pacific Rim.

Our Strategy 2017-21 sets out how we will continue to support Edmund Rice Mission as we work together in this way to support the sustainability of our partner projects and schools into the future.

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

  • Karin Bacon
  • Alfred Banda (Zambia)
  • Matthew Breen
  • John Casey
  • John Cooley (Chair)
  • Mary Hanson
  • Anthony Mark McDonnell
  • Dean McGlaughlin (Australia)
  • Anthony O’Keeffe
  • Daniel Fintan O’Keeffe

Edmund Rice Development,
Edmund Rice House,
North Richmond Street,
Dublin 1
Tel: +353 (0)1 819 6782

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

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

Edmund Rice Development
Hale Barns,
WA15 0HF,
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)161 904 0786

*Edmund Rice Development is a trading name of Edmund Rice Bicentennial Trust

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 Impact Report.

Read more on ERD’s Governance and Compliance.