Dr. Donal McManus
Donal McManus is CEO at the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), the national federation of housing associations. He previously worked in the public/local authority and housing association sectors in Scotland and Northern Ireland from 1991. This comprised working in areas of housing development, self-build and regeneration, housing management and homelessness, as well as being employed in policy and finance. Donal has also worked as an urban designer within the private sector on land assembly and development appraisals.
Previously he had been elected president of the non-profit housing section of Housing Europe, President of the European Housing Forum and FEANTSA. From 2003-2005 he was appointed a member of the UN-ECE Task Force on Social Housing based in Geneva.
He is a graduate in Housing and Industrial Studies from Ulster University and in Urban Design from Strathclyde University School of Architecture Glasgow. He received a doctorate in Governance from Queens University School of Law, Belfast focusing on financialisation and the impact of private finance on housing association delivery. He is currently a board member of the Housing Agency and appointed chair of Housing Europe Internal Market Working Group.
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