Ida is a seasoned fundraising strategist and non-profit leader with a passion for helping organisations develop and deploy sustainable funding plans.
She currently serves as Deputy Director of the Task Force on philanthropic innovation secretariat at the ECF. The Task Force was created when President Emmanuel Macron asked Laurence Tubiana to lead a group of governments’ and major philanthropies’ efforts to help accelerate implementation of the Paris agreement. Ida manages the secretariat’s day to day operations and stewards key relationships.
Ida has broad experience in building collaborative co-funding partnerships with individual private donors, family and larger foundations, complex international organisations and bi-lateral agencies. Ida served as Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at Open Society Foundations for five years working closely with the Chairman, George Soros, and with OSF’s President. She managed relationships with key stakeholders and co-funding partners and helped a wide arrange of initiatives, grantees and new enterprises to develop sustainable funding, strategy and governance plans.
Before joining Open Society Foundations, Ida was Director of Development and Corporate Relations at INSEAD, the graduate business school in Fontainebleau, France, where she led the school’s fundraising activities and steered relationships with the school’s key individual stakeholders in the UK and with corporations worldwide. She was a member of the fundraising team that successfully completed a €200 million capital campaign in 2009. Before INSEAD, Ida held fundraising and business development positions in Dublin, Ireland, with Community Counselling services (CCS Fundraising), the National College of Ireland, and Siemens Ltd.
Ida speaks English and French and is an alumna of INSEAD’s general management programmes. She holds a Master’s degree from Dublin City University and a Bachelor’s degree from University College Dublin. A tenacious yet ghastly golfer, Ida enjoys etching and printmaking, as well as drinking fine wines in the company of good people.