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

Our Team

Our Team

Fiachra O Riordan

Chief Executive


Fiachra is the CEO of the foundation and is a highly experienced Chief Executive Officer. Fiachra is committed to the promotion of philanthropy to support the work of St James`s Hospital and the future of health care in Ireland.


Prior to joining St James`s Hospital Foundation, Fiachra was CEO for 11 years of The Sunday Business Post, Ireland`s leading business newspaper devoted to business, politics and economic developments. In 2011 Fiachra pioneered Ireland`s first on-line breaking business news service, The Daily Business Post www.businesspost.ie  with an associated iPad app and paywall for The Sunday Business Post.
Fiachra can be contacted at  01 410 3954 or fiachra@supportstjames.ie

Fiachra O'Riordan | St. james's Hospital Foundation
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

Jamie Conway

Fundraising Events Manager


Jamie Conway is the Foundation’s Fundraising Events Manager. Jamie is responsible for our various fundraising events as well as providing support & guidance to the individuals & groups around the country that wish to raise funds in support of St James’s Hospital.


Having joined the team from the foundation at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Jamie has a built up a wide range of experience working in both the not for profit and commercial sectors.


If you are thinking about fundraising for St James’s Hospital, get in touch with Jamie, jamie@supportstjames.ie or telephone  01 410 3936 / M: 083 477 7370

Jamie Conway | St. James's Hospital Foundation
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Laura Saunders

Marketing & Donor Care


Laura manages the marketing & graphic design for the foundation including the website, social media and printed materials. She also provides support for donors who wish to make gifts to St James’s Hospital Foundation and coordinates the Women’s Mini Marathon and Dublin City Marathon St James’s Hospital teams.


Laura has worked in the charity sector for over 10 years, has her degree in Fine Art and has also studied desktop publishing and design. Laura can be contacted at: 01 428 4766 or laura@supportstjames.ie 

Samantha Windrum

Financial Controller


Samantha has worked in the area of accountancy for over 20 years. She has worked in both the private sector and in a self-employed capacity. She has worked here in St. James’s Hospital in the Haughton Institute since 2005. In 2009, she accepted the role of financial controller/ accountant for the St. James’s Hospital Foundation and continues to combine both these positions along with her own private practice.


Samantha graduated from Dublin Business School and continues to take part in on-going training in accountancy as part of her continued professional development. She abides by the code of ethics of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, (A.C.C.A).   Samantha is committed to providing a professional service in keeping with best practice accountancy guidelines. Samantha can be contacted at  01 410 3979

Samantha Windrum | St. James's Hospital Foundation