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Colm O’Gorman

Global Director, Community Engagement

Colm O’Gorman is a community engagement and movement building expert with more than two decades’ experience creating and leading non-profit organizations and building consensus for change. He has led many national and international campaigns, networks and coalitions and brings a deep understanding of politics and public affairs to his work.

Prior to joining the Pathways International team, Colm was Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland. In that role, he was centrally involved in the development and implementation of Ireland’s community sponsorship programme for refugees and was also one of the global leads for Amnesty International’s work on community sponsorship.

Prior to his role with Amnesty International, he was the founder and former Director of One in Four, an NGO that supports women and men who have experienced sexual violence. Colm founded the UK chapter of the organisation in 1999 and established the Irish chapter in 2003. In his role at One in Four, he led efforts to secure justice for victims of historic sexual violence at the national and international levels and secured historic state investigations into child sexual abuse in Ireland.

He has also served as a member of the Irish Senate, the upper house of the Irish Parliament, and is a bestselling author and a regular writer and media commentator on social justice and human rights issues.

Colm is an avid cook and writes a weekly cookery column in The Irish Examiner newspaper.

Colm is based in Ireland.