Niall Behan is a CEO with over 20 years of experience leading NGO’s who are focused on improving people’s lives through positive social change. He has a background in human resource management and social policy development.

He has been Chief Executive of the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) since 2004. Niall is responsible for the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategic plan and is the accountable officer for the delivery of the organisation’s medical, counselling and education and advocacy departments.

Prior to working in the IFPA, Niall was the co-ordinator of a programme which secured over €200m in statutory agency investment in the Blanchardstown area and he previously worked as the Executive Director of The Employment Network, the Personal Assistant to the Minister for Social Welfare and an Associate Lecturer with the National College of Ireland.

In 1992, Niall was awarded a B.A. Industrial Relations & Personnel Management and in 1993, he was awarded an M.A. European Social Policy Analysis.