The Committee

The committee

Mat Gallagher

After a stint in Beijing as an active member of the Irish community, Mat now directs his attentions to the St Patrick’s Society, and has also been working on this month’s Irish Festival with the Irish Consulate. Though sporting an English accent, he’s a proud Irish passport holder and can sing you anything from Christy Moore’s back catalogue.

Graeme Martin

This Captain of Cathay Pacific is so good they elected him the President of the Society twice. In his capacity as President, Graeme sought to drag the Society kicking and screaming into the 21st century – the digital age. Whilst modernizing many aspects of the Society, his legacy will be the many more subtle changes that will serve and preserve the Society well over its next 80 years. Now that’s something to tweet about !


Noel Smyth

The publican, our sponsor and our Budzo. If you were to codify Noel’s DNA, it would spell the letters I-R-E-L-A-N-D, although you might also expect the letters G-U-I-N-N-E-S-S and B-U-T-T- E-R to be thrown in there also. A wonderful ambassador, he has been a selfless contributor to the Society over the years.


Aisling Dwyer




Mikey Barry


Bridget Mullane


Lucy Bans

MariLouise Hughes King

David McNally