As Supreme Treasurer of the Knights of Saint Columbanus, Seán McEvoy is responsible for managing the Order’s finances.
These responsibilities include monitoring all the income and all the expenditure of the Order and reporting on this to the regular meetings of the Supreme Executive and the Council of Directors.
As the Order is a registered charity, Seán is also accountable to the Charities Regulator for ensuring that the financial transactions of the Order are compliant with the 2009 Charities Act.
Seán’s uncle, Noel Phillips, persuaded him to join the Knights of St. Columbanus in 1991. He joined Council 52 in Naas, where he has served in various roles, including Treasurer and Grand Knight. He subsequently served as Provincial Treasurer of Area 1 for six years before being elected Supreme Treasurer in October 2017. Although now living in Balbriggan, Seán is still an active member of Council 52.
Seán graduated from TCD in 1971 with degrees in Economics and Computer Engineering. His initial career was in computer programming, and he then found himself managing projects of ever-increasing size. Seán lived and worked abroad for many years but has lived back in Ireland for the past 40 years. He continued to travel extensively in a new role of project management consultant and trainer and has trained project managers across five continents. As their children grew older, his wife Anne was able to travel with him on many of these trips, which gave them an excellent opportunity to see the world together. Seán is still a visiting lecturer in TCD, where he talks about Project Planning and Control on a post-graduate course in the School of Engineering.
Seán is married to Anne for almost 50 years, and they have five children. Their three sons were born in Edinburgh, and both their daughters were born in Dublin. They are now Papa and Nana to 11 grandchildren, which is a busy but joyful occupation.
Seán is chairperson of the Board of Management of the local National school where his two daughters went to school, and he has served on his local Parish Council. When not working on his computer or in the garden, he can be found on Balbriggan golf course, vainly trying to win a match against Anne.