Chief Executive Officer
Aisling Hurley has over 32 years of experience in the non-profit sector, having raised over €240 million to date. She started out in 1989, working at the University of Limerick, helping to create the University of Limerick Foundation, and then moved on in 1997, when her husband relocated to Dublin, to become a Consultant with CCS Ireland Limited, where she worked on a variety of projects including Arts, Cultural, NGO and Education.
In 2005, Aisling joined the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as Director of Development, where she helped to develop a Development Board of high profile individuals to raise funding to support the College’s ambitious capital development campaign. In 2012, following discussions with RCSI, Breast Cancer Ireland CNG, came out from under the RCSI umbrella and instead Aisling set it up as a separate legal entity, securing its own charitable status (CHY 19926); its own governing board and its independence to support both national and international pioneering research programmes. Today, Breast Cancer Ireland is one of just 72 Triple Locked charities, out of 8770, in Ireland for its transparency, accountability and good governance. Aisling is CEO and is leading the development and expansion of Breast Cancer Ireland and its work.
Samantha McGregor originally joined the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2009 to assist in the Development Department with special focus on raising funds for research into breast cancer. With the establishment of Breast Cancer Ireland in 2012, Samantha continues her role which includes fundraising, marketing, financial management, database management and donor stewardship.
Adelle Reilly joined Breast Cancer Ireland in 2017. Adelle works alongside our development manager to assist with community fundraising, office administration and events. Adelle is responsible for managing our BCI ambassador programme.