Nasc Governance

Nasc is committed to transparency in its governance, and is fully compliant with the Governance Code and the Charities Regulatory Authority.


Chairperson: Sian Langley

Sian graduated from University College Cork in 2006 with an honours BCL degree, during which time she avidly studied human rights law. She went on to complete a Masters in Criminal Justice with University College Cork in 2007, during the course of which she completed a minor Theses entitled ‘Partners in Crime? Ireland’s Role in Rendition Investigated’, which focused on aspects of Domestic Law and policy, international criminal Law and human rights Law. During the course of the Masters Sian studied immigration and refugee law and continued to study these areas of law at the Honourable Society of King’s Inns, from where she qualified as a Barrister at Law in 2008.

Sian is delighted to be involved with such a worthwhile organisation as Nasc, which tackles issues relating to domestic law and policy, human rights law and immigration and refugee law on a daily basis and, where appropriate, engages in the somewhat daunting task of campaigning for reform. She will endeavour, through her areas of study and practice, to be a beneficial addition to Nasc and is delighted to be chairperson of the board of directors.

Secretary: Brendan Hayes

Brendan is working with Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors, Cork.

He completed his B.C.L., LL.B and LL.M studies at University College Cork and is currently pursuing a Diploma in Corporate Law and Governance through the Law Society of Ireland.

His professional areas of specialty include defence and commercial litigation; and asset management, specifically the operation of and transfer of assets by NAMA. Through his work, he has also being involved on an ongoing basis with providing advices to the Office of the Ombudsman for Children.

In a voluntary capacity, Brendan is an active member of Cork Lions Club and has served on the Editorial Board of the Law Society of Ireland’s Hibernian Law Journal since 2011.

Brendan will serve as the President of the Junior Chamber Cork in 2013.

Dr. Dug Cubie

Originally from Scotland, Dug first moved to Ireland 13 years ago and is currently completing his PhD examining the right to humanitarian assistance following natural and human-made disasters in UCC under the supervision of Professor Siobhán Mullally.

Prior to returning to academia, Dug worked for over 10 years in refugee protection and humanitarian assistance, including as a Protection Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Nepal and the Republic of Congo as well as working in the UNHCR offices in London and Brussels; as Legal Officer of the Irish Refugee Council; and Senior Programme Co-ordinator for the International Organization for Migration in Ireland.

Dug is co-author of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Law in Ireland: Cases and Materials, and has recently published papers in the Irish Yearbook of International Law and the Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies.

Othman Al-Dawamenah

Othman is a highly experienced ICT Business Development Professional with over ten years experience in computer engineering and management. Othman has been living and working in Cork over the last number of years.

Prior to that, he spent 35 years living between Saudi Arabia and Dubai, working for multi national and international IT organisations.

Othman is delighted to offer his skills and experience to developing Nasc as a strong human rights organisation.

Olaniyi Kolawole

Olaniyi Kolawole holds an MA in Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies from UCC. He is presently a PhD Social Science (GREP) candidate in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC. He currently lectures part-time in the department of Sociology in UCC. His research interests are in the dynamics of International Migration, Migrants’ Economic and cultural Integration, Social Inclusion/Exclusion, Nationalism, Citizenship and Identity, Equality, Multiculturalism and Management of Diversity. His PhD research focuses on the professional experiences of internationally educated healthcare professionals in Ireland and Canada.

Hamzeh Odeh

Hamzeh has been working in the Marriott Vacation Club (MVC) since June 2007. Hamzeh is a Resort Inventory and Revenue Manager for the Spanish region and held several positions in MVW through the years. Hamzeh has gained experience in interviewing, motivation, HR procedures in addition to resort profit maximizations and selling strategies. Hamzeh graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with an MSc in Business Information Technology Management and before that obtained his BA in Marketing. Hamzeh has been a member of Nasc since July 2015.

Brenda Cooper

Brenda is a graduate of UCG and holds a MBA from Strathclyde University. She has worked in the ICT industry with Digital Equipment, FMC/Snap-on Tools and is celebrating 19 years with Horner. She is a board member of the Cork Electronic Industries Association (CEIA) and of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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