Our board

Conor Brosnan, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson

Conor has supported development in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000 and is a founding member of Small Foundation.  Conor has been a Director from the outset and joined the executive team in 2015 after 15 years in the investment management industry.  He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Foundation and, alongside Anna, will be responsible for its overall strategic direction.

Anna Brosnan, Chief Investment Officer and Director

Anna has supported development in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000 and is also a founding member of Small Foundation.  Anna became a full-time member of the Small Foundation executive team in 2009, moving from a career in publishing. She joined the Board of Small Foundation in 2017 and leads the Foundation’s investment process.

Tim Brosnan, founder and non-executive Director

Tim has supported development in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000. His early career was in Ireland’s Department of Finance, development banking and investment banking. Since the 1980s, he has been an entrepreneur and investor in international financial markets. He is non-executive Chair of Abbey Capital Ltd, a leading managed futures investment company, which he co-founded in 2000.  Tim was the Executive Chairman of Small Foundation from its formation in October 2007 to February 2018.

Tony Gannon, non-executive Director

Tony has been involved in social justice programs in Dublin’s inner city for almost 30 years on a voluntary basis. He has supported development in sub-Saharan Africa for a number of years. His career is in global financial markets and he is CEO of Abbey Capital Ltd, a leading managed futures investment company, which he co-founded in 2000.

Michael Swift, non-executive Director

Mick is Chair of Cystinosis Foundation Ireland, a charity which supports research into a rare metabolic disorder, and was involved in helping homeless people in Dublin for many years. His career is in global financial markets and he is Deputy CEO of Abbey Capital.

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