Madeleine Clarke

Founder and Executive Director of Genio; Lead on the European Social Catalyst Fund

Madeleine Clarke is the founder and Executive Director of Genio, a European organisation based in Ireland, which supports social services to solve complex problems. She also leads the European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF), established and co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Genio, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the King Baudouin Foundation. Prior to establishing Genio, Madeleine has held a number of leadership roles as a professional psychologist, manager and consultant to philanthropic, government and social service providing organisations. She has been chair of the European Venture Philanthropy Association, a Board Director of Social Venture Partners International and was the inaugural chair of the Children’s Rights Alliance in Ireland. Madeleine is an experienced and strategic leader, expert in complex systems change and has been dedicated throughout her 40-year career to bringing about sustainable improvements in the lives of people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. She holds an M.A. psychology, University College Dublin and M.Sc. [Econ.] University of Wales.