After a career within senior management and business owner, Seán Moynihan began his journey into the NGO sector as Head of Housing and then Director of Service for the Simon Community. From there, he went on to work as Management Consultant providing strategic planning for over 20 organizations before becoming Chief Executive of ALONE in late 2008.
In the 10 years that Seán has been with ALONE, his vision and drive is for Innovation services where staff, volunteers and all organisations work together to solve social problems.
During this time ALONE has increased tenfold the amount of older people supported to age at home. This is a response to meet the increase in demand from an ageing population. Through this time of growth we retain our vision that services must be affective and compassionate thus improving the quality of life of those who use them.
Under Seán’s oversight, ALONE is reimagining the role of the community and of the NGO by bringing technological innovation to the fore as a key tool in maintaining the wellbeing of older people for longer. Seán has also been involved in multiple national oversight groups, and has played a key role in influencing social and health policies for older people on housing, loneliness, and ageing at home, in order to meet emerging needs.