Judging Panel

Lorraine Corcoran

Lorraine Corcoran

Founder CEO | Afanite

Lorraine Corcoran is a founder of Afanite, a company that bridges the gap between social, commercial and public sectors.   She is an advocate for credit inclusion, leading the Personal Micro Credit (PMC) initiative and is also Chair of Microfinance Ireland, a government-backed micro-enterprise loan fund.   Prior to Afanite, Lorraine had a career in Financial Services.

Appointed by the Minister for Finance, Lorraine chairs the Credit Union Advisory Committee to advise on the sustainability and future development of the Credit Union Sector.  She is a founder and Director of Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland, the representative body for social enterprise.  Lorraine is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin with a B.A. Mod in Economics and Geography and a Masters in Literature. She was awarded a Masters in International Relations focused on social enterprise from Dublin City University in 2012.