About us

About us

An Irish and international team


Chairman Christy

Paul Horace

Treasurer Paul


Adviser Noel


Laura, general secretary

At Lebanon Trust we are all volunteers and have no paid employees. We work for free. Administration expenses are kept to a minimum and usually paid by the volunteers themselves.

Dubliner Christy Kinsella, upholsterer, formerly a peacekeeper with the United Nations in Lebanon, is our Chairman. Christy brings a lot of experience about Lebanon and about volunteering there, superb painting skills and an unbeatable good humour.

Lebanon Trust’s secretary is Laura Bertolotto. She is neither Irish nor a soldier, feels at home in Lebanon and has a long experience in volunteering. Laura worked as a physicist at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, and is now a company executive in Zurich, Switzerland.

Paul Horace is Lebanon Trust’s Treasurer. He has been to Lebanon many times to work as a volunteer, and is very active in public relations and in fundraising. He’ll just as well walk a thousand miles or hop on an executive jet – whatever it takes to help our projects. Paul is a coded welder and lives in Dublin.

Noel Conway, from Tralee, is our trusted Adviser. A retired bus driver with 25 years of experience with Heavy Goods Vehicles, Noel brings a wealth of expertise from his work with convoys and humanitarian aid. He intrepidly joined our mission in 2011 and changed the game forever. His contribution to the charity’s projects is simply invaluable.