Denise Fitzgerald was appointed Chief Executive of Children’s Health Foundation (CHF) in February 2019. Established at the beginning of this year, CHF exists to support Ireland’s sickest children in CHI at Temple Street and CHI at Crumlin on every step of their treatment journey as well as investing in treatments and cures through National Children’s Research Centre. CHF is now the largest fundraising charity in Ireland supporting sick children.
Prior to her appointment, Denise held the position of Chief Executive in Temple Street Foundation since 2005. She has also held senior roles in financial services, focusing on risk, lending of both core and specialist products, business development and relationship management.
She currently serves as Director with Board Match Ireland, Charities Institute Ireland and is also on the Council of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Denise holds an MBA from the UCD Smurfit Business School, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Finance as well as a BA in Business & Finance from the University of Ulster.