David Begg

PhD Sociology

David Begg recently took on the role of Director of TASC (Think-tank for Action on Social Change). He was previously General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and spent five years as Chief Executive of Concern Worldwide in the late 1990s. He is currently also on the board of Barnardos and his NGO experience includes stints on the Boards of Trocaire and the Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK. He also served on the Advisory Board of Ireland Aid. David Begg has held a number of Public and Private Sector Non Executive positions including the Boards of Aer Lingus, The Central Bank and the National Economic and Social Council (NESC). He was a Governor of the Irish Times Trust from 2001/2011.
He has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from DCU and a PhD in Sociology from Maynooth University