About the St. James's Hospital Foundation team About the St. James's Hospital Foundation team

Our Team

Our Team

Claire Holdsworth | St. James's Hospital Foundation

Claire Holdsworth

Foundation Manager


Claire manages and provides support to donors, fundraisers and research fund holders on behalf of the Foundation.


Claire worked as a volunteer with Citizens Information and Failte Isteach (teaching English to new migrants) and, after over 15 years working in the commercial sector, decided to change direction to the social impact sector.   Claire holds a degree in BSc (Hons) Social Sciences. Claire can be contacted at: 01 410 3157 or claire@supportstjames.ie

Laura Hannigan

Financial Controller


Laura is the Foundation’s Financial Controller.  She is a fellow of the ACCA with over 20 years’ experience in senior financial & managerial roles.  Contributing and leading at a strategic level across Finance, HR & Operations.


Her career spans across indigenous Irish SMEs, public sector, international organisations, and multinational corporations.  She has worked in varied industries including IT, construction & manufacturing, and motion & control technology sectors.


Laura brings to her role a keenness for compliance & process improvement and a personal and professional desire for learning & development.


To contact Laura you can call her at 01-4103979 or by email at laura.hannigan@supportstjames.ie