Bill Nolan

Secretary

Bill Nolan, a native of Co.Kerry, is an experienced Irish diplomat. His foreign diplomatic postings include, the Irish Consulate General in New York, the Irish Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, the Embassies of Ireland in Paris and Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. He was Irish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho from 2001-2005 and subsequently Ambassador to Zambia from 2005-2009. He also served as the non-resident Ambassador to Namibia.

He participated in the diplomatic efforts underpinning the peace process in Northern Ireland when serving at the British-Irish Joint Secretariat in Belfast between 1996 and 2001; and lastly at the North-South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat in Armagh from 2009 until 2011.

Bill is a board member of Christian Blind Mission, CBM Ireland, as well as Power4Good. Both NGOs focus their support on the special needs sector and have extensive partnership links across Africa.

Bill is a member of the Advisory Network of Concentric Alliance, a Johannesburg based consultancy specialising in Conflict Prevention, Negotiation & Resolution, Changing Group Perceptions. He is a committee member of the Washington Ireland Programme (WIP), an all Ireland graduate leadership mentoring programme since 1996.