Global Action Plan Ireland (GAP), a leading environmental organisation empowering people to take action towards a more sustainable society, is proud to announce that Hans Zomer has joined the organisation as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Hans has previously served as Head of Communications at Áras an Uachtaráin and has a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector. 

Global Action Plan’s Chairperson, Caoimhe Donnelly said:

“Hans is an experienced communicator and manager, with a track record of strategic leadership, organisational development and public advocacy. His experience as a spokesperson and NGO leader, along with his alignment with Global Action Plan’s mission of building a more sustainable society by empowering people to make tangible changes in our everyday lives, made him an outstanding person for this position.”

“Hans is coming to Global Action Plan from his role as Head of Communications for President Higgins, who has been, and continues to be, one of the foremost advocates for sustainable development and global solidarity. We are very much looking forward to Hans bringing his expertise to bear on GAP’s work, as we embark on a programme of work to increase our reach and long-term impact.”

Prior to his role at Áras an Uachtaráin, Hans Zomer served as CEO of Dóchas, the network of Ireland’s global justice organisations. He has over two decades of experience in the non-profit sector, having worked for global solidarity organisations in Chad, Pakistan, Belgium and Ireland.

Mr Zomer said: 

“I am delighted to be taking up this role with Global Action Plan, one of Ireland’s most creative organisations, promoting tangible and lasting change in the way we relate to our planet and our fellow human beings. I look forward to contributing to its work of preparing Ireland for a better, more sustainable future.”

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