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Chief Operating Officer & Her Team

The role of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is to provide strategic leadership, management and organisation of the university’s professional and support functions. Her key focus is on delivering a professional, agile and customer-centric division enabling Trinity to achieve its mission and vision in a cost-effective manner.

The Chief Operating Officer reports directly to the Provost and is a ex-officio member of the Board and Executive Officers Group. The COO has a team of four supporting her.

Geraldine Ruane Geraldine Ruane as Chief Operating Officer takes responsibility for the overall strategic leadership, management and organisation of the university’s professional service functions which include central services, student services and academic registry. Geraldine is an innovative senior executive with a track record of leading the transformation of organisations in both the private and public sectors and creating high performing, profitable organisations. She is also a motivational leader who develops high-performance management teams.

Contact: ruanege@tcd.ie| + 353 1 896 2789

Marian Thornton Marian Thornton is Office Manager for the COO. She maintains the day-to-day operations of the office while working closely with the Finance Partner and HR Partner. Marian supports the Corporate Services Division's strategic plan, management and organisation of the university's professional and support functions.

Contact: offcoo@tcd.ie| + 353 1 896 2789

Peter Foran Peter Foran is the Project Accountant for the Corporate Services Division. Peter is the focal point for all financial analysis undertaken within CSD and makes recommendations to the COO on expenditure and potential savings where appropriate.

Contact: foranp@tcd.ie| + 353 1 896 4728

Joanne O'Hanlon Joanne O'Hanlon is HR Partner for the Corporate Services Division. Joanne is responsible for delivering expert HR advice to the Chief Operating Officer and working on strategic initiatives with directors and management teams within the division.

Contact: smithj3@tcd.ie| + 353 1 896 4965

Shane McCormack Brian O'Connor is the Finance Partner for the Chief Operating Officer. He provides financial support to all departments within the Corporate Services Division, encompassing their financial performance, budgets, forecasts and process improvements.

Contact: oconnob9@tcd.ie| + 353 1 896 4909